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.

Things that turn me on – Confessions of a Plant Freak’ by Nick Macer @ The Old Courthouse
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
‘Things that turn me on – Confessions of a plant freak’    by Nick Macer
Nick Macer, globe-trotting planthunter and owner of the celebrated rare plants nursery Pan Global Plants in Gloucestershire, will be telling us what ‘turns him on’ about the plant world in this most interesting, illustrated lecture.
This is our Autumn Lecture in Association with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Refreshments provided, Plant raffle on evening
Exploring Northern Vietnam with Adam Whitbourn @ Northridge House
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“Exploring Northern Vietnam” with Adam Whitbourn, Head Gardener at Blarney Castle Gardens.

A record of Adam’s 2015 visit when he botanised on 3 mountains close to the Chinese border, including Fansipan and the previously unexplored Princess Mountain.

(Members’ Plant Sale)


All lectures take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm in Northridge House, Mahon, Cork, unless stated otherwise. The Building is fully wheelchair accessible. Each evening consists of a lecture, usually lasting between 1hr and 1hr 30 minutes, refreshments, and opportunities to win raffle prizes. We often have plant sales on our lecture nights. Sometimes our lecturers bring plants to sell, and at other times we hold Members’ Plant Sales where members bring along plants which we sell on the night to help raise funds. Lecture nights are free to members and €5 to nonmembers, unless stated otherwise.