Glenveagh in the rain

The theme of the 29th NI Heritage Gardens Trust Conference 2023 was Robinsonian Gardening.


Thankfully the wet weather didn’t dampen spirits at the event which was held in Letterkenny, Co Donegal from the 5th to 7th of October.


It was attended by quite a number of IGPS members who enjoyed visits to Glenveagh and Carraghblagh Gardens.


Charles Nelson (right) first Chairman of the IGPS and Honorary Member, with Seán O’Gaoithín, head gardener at Glenveagh (left), and John Anderson, (centre), Keeper of Windsor Great Park and the Savill Gardens and former head gardener at Mount Usher Co Wicklow.


A beautiful red single dahlia (Dahlia ‘Matt Armour’) in the walled garden named for a former head gardener at Glenveagh


Doreen Wilson with Thomas Pakenham of Tullynally


Claire McNally, head gardener at Rowallane, and a speaker at the conference, with Claire Woods, garden manager at Hillsborough Castle Gardens. (Members of the IGPS Northern committee)


Views of Carraghblagh