Saturday 1st April
The Spring Show will be held at St Nessans School, Baldoyle.
2:30 – 4: 30
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!!!
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!
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!
For her lovely lecture on Christmas Floral Arrangements.
Below are a few photos of the arrangements made.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Lecture by Martin Walsh, garden designer, collector and expedition member “Himalayan and Chinese Plants for the Irish Garden”
Howth Yacht Club