Upcoming Events

Members are eligible to attend events in any part of Ireland, so don’t limit your browsing to your own location. The categorisation by geographic region is for administration and organisational purposes only.

Non-members are very welcome at our events though there will be a charge for insurance purposes. Do come along and join us and, perhaps, become a member. There will be events which will be restricted to members only – perhaps because of the size of the garden and the need to restrict numbers or because this is the wish of the garden owner – and, on these occasions, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate non-members.

We occasionally list events of other groups in the ‘Other Events’ category, generally for groups we regularly work with. These are not part of the official IGPS programme but may be of interest to members.

Prairie Style Gardening in the Irish Climate with Oliver Schurmann @ SMA Hall
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Oliver Schurmann of Mount Venus Nursery gives an illustrated lecture of his personal experience with prairie style gardening on the continent and in Ireland.

Oliver will have some plants for sale, and plants can also be pre-ordered from Mount Venus Nursery.

Plant Raffle on evening.

The Pan Garden by Liat Schurmann

Making sense of the Iridaceae with Julian Sutton @ National Botanic Gardens
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Julian Sutton – ‘Making sense of the Iridaceae’.
Julian is co-owner with his wife Sarah of Desirable Plants Nursery in Devon.
This is a joint lecture in association with the Alpine Garden Society.
‘From Show Gardens to Real Gardens’ with Oliver Schurmann @ Malone House
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The IGPS are delighted to welcome Oliver Schurmann from Mount Venus Nursery in Dublin.  Oliver presents an illustrated talk on designing cutting edge show gardens and how these creations have a positive or negative influence on our real gardens.


This lecture is in Association with Belfast City Council.

Refreshments provided, plant raffle on evening.  Everyone is welcome!