March 2nd, 8pm Howth Yacht Club
Lecture by James Wickham,
horticulturalist and garden designer of Ardcarne garden centre. James worked on the BBC Gardeners’ World magazine as a writer and has continued to write for several garden magazines as well as lead garden tours and lecturing. “First up, Best Dressed – Perennials for Spring Colour.”
8 pm, Wednesday 3rd February, 2016
Howth Yacht Club
Followed by an illustrated talk by Declan Doogue, well known field naturalist and author of Wildflowers of Ireland
Members free. Non-members €5
Wednesday 2nd December, 8pm:
Howth Yacht Club
Social night with Table Quiz. Supper (please bring a cake or savouries). This is a very popular evening and a great chance to meet other members. Mulled wine, tea & coffee supplied.
Thanks to Seamus O’Brien for his lecture entitled In Search of Good Garden Plants.
Our lecture season is now over for this year, we hope to see you all at our Social night, December 2nd at Howth Yacht Club.
Wednesday 4th November, 8pm: Howth Yacht Club Seamus O’Brien: In Search of Good Garden Plants. Seamus, Curator of Kilmacurragh Arboretum, is an extraordinary plantsman and has travelled extensively to see plants in the wild.
Many thanks to Oliver Schurmann for a great lecture entitled Prairie Style Plants in the Irish Climate.
Wednesday 7th October, 8pm: Howth Yacht Club Oliver Schurmann: Prairie Style Plants in the Irish Climate. This should help keep the water bills down! Oliver will have a selection of more unusual plants from his nursery for sale on the night.
The Autumn show this year proved to be a great success, thanks to all who organised and helped on the day. It wouldn’t have happened without all the help. The standard is improving year upon year.
Sat 5th September
St Nessan’s Commnity School
Off Warrenhouse Rd. Baldoyle
For a list of plants available for sale at the show click on this link
Plant list Autumn Show 2015
We visited 3 beautiful but very different gardens in sunny Wexford on June 20th. First was Coolaught garden in Clonroche. it was a plant lovers dream and we wandered around not knowing what would be around the next corner. There was a garden centre here and the bus was soon full of unusual and great value plants!
We travelled on to newtownbarry house and gardens in Bunclody where we we were fed before we had a wonderful tour of the house and visited the grounds and the sunken garden.
We then travelled a short distance to Lucy’s wood garden. A very different garden to the other two. There were many beautiful trees,mainly flowering types but also many shrubs and herbaceous plants and also themed island beds.
Below are photos of the trip to Lambay island and Ardgillan walled garden.