Spring Show

Saturday  1st April

The Spring Show will be held at St Nessans School, Baldoyle.

2:30 – 4: 30

All welcome.

 

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Thank you to Gary Mentanko

 

There was a terrific turnout on Wednesday 1st March for Gary Mentanko’s talk on The Flora of Artic Canada and the audience was not disappointed.  Gary, who is Canadian, took us on a ‘trip’ to Manitoba and around the Hudson Bay in particular.  One or two people had murmured before the talk that nothing would grow up there.  As Gary began to describe the territory I wondered if in fact they were correct, semi arid land with ice fog that prunes the buds off the plants, shallow soil, strong bitter winds and frost with plenty of Polar Bears prowling around.  However we saw Dryas integrifolia, Pyrola grandiflora, Mertensia maritime (an edible plant), a white flowered Linum lewesia (not used to make linen), lots of Saxifrages and Orchids and Kalmia procumbens (the Artic Azalia) to name but a few.  But it was not just a talk about plants, Gary also spoke about the history of the area, the animal life, the diet of the indigenous people, and the ecology.  He finished with some wonderful pictures of the Mosquitos!!!

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Next Lecture

Wednesday 1st March 

Howth Yacht Club 8pm

A lecture by Gary Mentanko of the National Botanic Gardens “The Flora of Arctic Canada”. Gary’s knowledge and pictures of an exciting flora with which most of us are not familiar, will fascinate us all!

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AGM

Our AGM was very well attended this year, thank you to all who came along.

Thank you, also to Pat Thornton for his excellent talk on “Dahlia Growing for Gardens and Horticultural Shows”

 

 

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AGM

Wednesday 1st February 

Howth Yacht Club 8pm

Followed by a talk by Pat Thornton on “Dahlia Growing for Gardens and Horticultural Shows” You may not be a Dahlia grower but this lecture will inspire you!

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Thank you to Yvonne O’Neill

For her lovely lecture on Christmas Floral Arrangements.

Below are a few photos of the arrangements made.

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Next event

December 7

Christmas Floral Arrangements by our own Yvonne O’Neill – followed by supper (please bring a cake or savouries). Mulled wine, tea & coffee for all. “Christmas Ideas to try at Home”

Howth Yacht club 8pm

All talks and lectures in Howth Yacht Club @ 8pm Please contact Ann on 8394578 for more inormation. Further information will be available closer to each event howthsuttonhorticulturals@gmail.com

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Thank you to Martin Walsh, garden designer, collector and expedition member, for his great lecture entitled Himalayan and Chinese Plants for the Irish Garden.  We hope to have another great programme of events and lectures next year. Please refer to our events page early next year for more details.

 

 

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Next Lecture

November 2

Lecture by Martin Walsh, garden designer, collector and expedition member “Himalayan and Chinese Plants for the Irish Garden”

Howth Yacht Club

8pm

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Thank you to Brian Wood

Thank you to Brian Wood of Murphy and Wood Garden Centre, for such a terrific lecture entitled ‘Planning the small Garden’ on Wednesday 5th of October.

Brian is a great speaker, full of knowledge and his lecture was deservedly well attended.

 

 

 

 

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