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.

Creative Gardening with Bulbs with Christine Skelmersdale @ National Botanic Gardens
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 in smaller bulbs, species peonies, woodland and foliage plants. She is a former member of the RHS Council, a former President of The Friends of Bristol Botanic Gardens and is a frequent contributor to several horticultural magazines.

Dr. Matthew Jebb Zoom Talk: What Plants have taught me @ Zoom
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm

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 at Madang, Papua New Guinea, Matthew took up a two-year post-doctoral position at Trinity College Dublin.

This work involved preparation of a revision of the Araliaceae for the Flora of Thailand project. Matthew has revised the family Nepenthaceae for Flora Malesiana.

For more information see these two links.


Please note a Zoom link will be sent to all IGPS members on the 31st of October.

Gardening Skills Workshop on the topic of Soil Life & Gardening for the Future: Joint activity with RHSI @ RHSI Bellefield, Shinrone, Co. Offaly
Nov 11 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm

Gardening Skills Workshop on the topic of Soil Life and Gardening for the Future –  Joint activity with RHSI


This Practical skills-based training session will be focused on enabling gardeners to implement methods at home to improve the condition of their soil.

Price: €40 standard, €20 student


Please note, there is a max of 40 participants (plus those making an input) on the course and tickets will be sold through the RHSI website, link to follow.

Trees for the Future with John Anderson @ National Botanic Gardens
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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 the trees we should look to for the future.

Having trained at Glasnevin and then Kew, John Anderson has had a stellar career being head gardener at Mount Usher, Inverewe on the west coast in Scotland and Exbury Gardens in Hampshire. In 2016, he was appointed to the prestigious post at Windsor Great Park.