Plant Workshop with Rosie Maye

When: March 25, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Mullaghdillon Garden, Mullaghdillon Garden, Slane, County Meath, CV15VK44

Rosie Maye will host a small group of IGPS members for a Workshop on propagating your stocks of Irish Heritage and other plants. We can look forward to seeing her show us some basic methods[…]

Visit to Old Balloo House and Barn

When: April 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Old Balloo House, 15-17 Comber Road, Killinchy, Co Down BT23 6PB

Lesley Simpson and Moira Concannon are friends and neighbours who garden together in adjacent properties, a late Georgian house and a converted barn. Come and enjoy the wonderful display of daffodils and other bulbs in[…]

Planting Designs for Award Winning Gardens with Mark Gregory

When: March 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Antrim Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim BT41 4AW

Mark Gregory is the Managing Director of Landform Consultants Ltd based in Surry, a landscaping company comprising landscape architects, garden designers, and a highly skilled landscape workforce. Mark has build 107 gardens at the RHS[…]

A Summer Visit to the Deserts of Ladakh with Seamus O’Brien

When: February 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. DO9 VY63

Seamus O’Brien, Head Gardener of the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, recounts the adventures of a trip he led in July 2022 to the mountains of Ladakh, where he and his group studied a high altitude[…]

Creating Magic in my Garden with June Blake

When: December 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Malone House, Barnett’s Park, Upper Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5PB

June’s presentation will show how creating that magic moment is what gardening is all about. Sometimes a fleeting moment in spring when all the tulips are at their very best with perfect light creates that[…]

Cahir Bridge Revisited with Carl Wright

When: October 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim, BT41 4AW

Caher Bridge Garden in the Burren was begun in 1999. It started as Carl Wright’s little project to tidy up the front of the house with little gardening knowledge and no interest in garden design.[…]

The Delights of Gardening

When: November 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Visitors Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin D09 VY63 Dublin 9 Ireland

Paul Maher and Edel McDonald both worked at the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin until their retirement in 2019: Paul as Curator of the Gardens; Edel as Propagation Foreman. Both are long standing members of[…]

‘The life of Charles Frederick Ball (1879-1915), botanist and horticulturist’, Seamus O’Brien and Brian Willan

When: September 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, D09 VY63, Ireland

In 1915 the Irish Times called Charles Frederick Ball ‘one of the best known botanists and horticulturists in Ireland’. He had been Assistant Keeper of the Royal (now National) Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, editor of the[…]

Gardening for Gorillas

Gardening for Gorillas
When: September 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, D09 VY63, Dublin 9, Ireland

As our first ‘in person’ talk in over two years, IGPS Leinster is delighted to have Stephen Butler discuss his experience as the former Curator of Horticulture at Dublin Zoo as well as his new[…]

Kilcoan Gardens

When: September 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Kilcoan Gardens, 240 Middle Road, Islandmagee, Larne, BT40 3TG

Description The gardens belonging to Cherry Townsend extend to five acres and have evolved over the past twenty years. They include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable and herb garden and a recently planted prairie border.[…]

Barmeath Castle and Garden

When: July 23, 2022 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Barmeath Castle and Garden, Togher, Dunleer

Barmeath is a flamboyant castle set in over 10 acres of historic gardens overlooking Dundalk Bay. Home to the Bellew family since the 1670s, the main design of the garden is by Thomas Wright of[…]

Grey Abbey House and Gardens

Grey Abbey House and Gardens
When: July 2, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Grey Abbey Estate, Greyabbey, BT22 2QA

Grey Abbey House is considered to be one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland and has remained in the possession of the Montgomery family since 1607. The central portion of the house was[…]

2022 plant sale

When: May 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens, Randalstown Rd, Antrim BT41 4LH

IGPS Northern Group’s 2022 plant sale will be held at Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim on Saturday, 21st May 2022 between 11am and 4pm. Due to Covid-related uncertainties, it was decided that we link[…]

Westport Gardens Weekend 24-26 June 2022

When: June 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – June 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Where: The Castlecourt Hotel, Castlebar Road, Westport

A warm welcome awaits you in the Library of the Castlecourt Hotel on Friday evening following check-in. Enjoy the opportunity to catch up with each other after our long absence. Saturday begins with a 9 am departure[…]

Summer Lunch in the South East

When: June 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Coolaught Gardens, Enniscorthy Road, Coolaught, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Come before 11 where you can enjoy tea and scones before exploring the garden at Coolaught. This 2.5 acre garden was planted and developed by the Deacon family for generations. Paths lead to the front[…]

Coolcarrigan with Robert Wilson Wright

When: April 23, 2022 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Coolcarrigan House and Gardens, Coill Dubh, Naas, W91 H9X6, Ireland

Coolcarrigan is a 15 acre garden outside Naas, Co Kildare. Following storm damage in the 70s, a major restoration took place with the assistance of the eminent plantsman, Sir Harold Hillier. Coolcarrigan holds a collection[…]

Logan Botanic Garden, Scotland with Richard Baines

When: April 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Where: Zoom – link will be sent to members

Logan Botanic Garden, situated on the Mull of Galloway just 20 miles across the Irish Sea from Co Down, is one of four gardens comprising the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It was voted ‘Best Garden[…]

Five Great Northern Ireland Gardens – with Neil Porteous

When: March 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Where: Zoom – the link will be sent to members

This is a Zoom talk and the link will be sent to members as the date (1st March) approaches. Neil is an historic garden consultant and plantsman who has worked in and on several of[…]