Dr. Matthew Jebb Zoom Talk: What Plants have taught me

When: November 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Zoom

Matthew Jebb undertook his primary degree and DPhil at Oxford University. His PhD looked at the taxonomy and tuber morphology of the rubiaceous ant-plants. Following a five-year appointment as Director of the Christensen Research Institute[…]

The Annesley Garden and Arboretum at Castlewellan with Alwyn Sinnamon

When: December 7, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Malone House, Barnett’s Demesne, Malone Rd, Belfast, BT9 5PB

The Walled Garden at Castlewellan dates to the 1750s but it wasn’t until the late 1800s with the 5th Earl, Hugh Annesley, that Castlewellan went from a small, unknown garden to being world famous. Hugh[…]

Trees for the Future with John Anderson

When: November 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, D09 VY63

Climate change has impacted on our gardens and has opened our eyes to the challenges we are facing. John Anderson (Keeper of the Gardens, Windsor Great Park and the Savill and Valley Gardens) will suggest[…]

Creative Gardening with Bulbs with Christine Skelmersdale

When: October 19, 2023 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin, DO9 VY63

Organised jointly with the Alpine Garden Society Dublin Group, Lady Skelmersdale’s talk will focus on using bulbs in the garden. Lady Christine Skelmersdale is the founder and owner of Broadleigh Gardens in Somerset which specialises[…]

A Year at Hillsborough Castle Gardens with Claire Woods MBE

When: October 19, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Antrim Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim, BT41 4AW

Formerly a lecturer in horticulture at CAFRE probably better known as Greenmount College, Claire Woods has been instrumental in the transformation of Hillsborough Castle Gardens since she was appointed Garden Manager five years ago. Claire[…]

IGPS Autumn Plant Sale, Helen’s Bay Walled Garden, September 9th

When: September 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Helen's Bay Walled Garden, 47 Craigdarragh Road off the A2 (Belfast -Bangor Road)

Originally built in 1886 and lying disused for over 60 years after the world wars, this “secret” garden is currently undergoing an ambitious restoration project to become a unique visitor destination focusing on organic vegetable,[…]

Pogue’s Entry Open Day, (European Heritage Day) September 9th

When: September 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Pogue's Entry, High Street, Antrim

Pogue’s Entry will be open for European Heritage Day on the 9th September 2023 with guides on hand to explain the history of the site. Pogues Entry is the childhood home of Dr. Alexander Irvine,[…]

Plant Sale, Blackrock Dublin

When: October 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Guardian Angel Pastoral Centre, Blackrock, Co Dublin A94 VF74 

A Plant Sale will be held on Sunday 22nd October in the Guardian Angel Pastoral Centre, Blackrock, Co Dublin A94 VF74 The event will begin at 11.00am and finish at 1.00pm. The Centre is alongside[…]

Visit to Conrad McCormick’s garden, Ballycastle

When: September 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Where: Conrad McCormack’s garden, 13 Blackpark Cottages, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle. BT54 6RR.

IGPS Visit to Conrad McCormick’s Garden, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, on Saturday 16th September, arranged by the Northern Committee.   This is a great opportunity for members to see this small but exotic garden on[…]

Visit to Anne & Danny McCaughan’s garden, Holywood

When: August 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Anne McCaughan’s garden, 20 Circular Road East, Holywood. BT18 OHA

This large, mature, one acre garden is in Cultra, just a short distance from the shores of Belfast Lough. Anne has a passion for hydrangeas and grows 10 different species and 115 named varieties (plus[…]

Garden Visits in Co Wicklow, Saturday 19th August 2023

When: August 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Russborrough House & later June Blake's Garden, Walled Garden at Russborrough House, Blessington Co Wicklow. W91W284

We will meet at 11.00am in the Walled Garden which is a short walk from the house. The 18th century walled garden is 3.5acres in size and has been partially restored by RHSI Volunteers. Plants[…]

Pogue’s Entry Garden Open Day

When: July 7, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Pogue's Entry Garden, Antrim town Conservation area

Pogue’s Entry Garden is the newer and smaller of the two gardens cared for by Northern Membership volunteers. Situated in Antrim town Conservation area it is easily located at the top end of High Street[…]

IGPS AGM 2023 on 20/5/2023 (Saturday)

When: May 20, 2023 @ 10:30 am
Where: Ardgillan Castle and Garden,, Balbriggan, County Dublin

Saturday 20th May: AGM and visit to Ardgillan Castle and Garden, Balbriggan, County Dublin – 10.30 – 11.00 Registration, tea & coffee – 11.15 – 12.15 Annual General Meeting – 12.15 – 13.00 Talk by[…]

Visit to James Burnside’s garden

When: June 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: James Burnside Garden, 117 Kilrea Road Upperlands Maghera BT4 6SB

James Burnside has created a paradise that is able to furnish every requisite for the flower arranger and the trip to Maghera will reward the keen gardener with lots of ideas amidst gasps of envy.[…]

Spring plant sale at Clotworthy House

When: May 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens Antrim BT41 4LH

Organised by the Northern Committee, this is an early season opportunity to buy a wide selection of mainly herbaceous plants but will also include shrubs, ferns and some Irish cultivars. There is ample parking close[…]