Monthly Archives: January 2021

Clontarf Horticultural Society

Clontarf Horticultural Society are holding a garden talk via Zoom on Thursday 28th of January 2021 at 8pm.

“Wollerton Old Hall Garden: A Year in the Garden”
Phil Smith, Head Gardener till December 2020 will talk about this modern garden, set in rooms, with echoes of Arts and Crafts.

HSHS members have been invited to join the talk and members will receive the link to attend by email.  Some members will remember visiting Wollerton Old Hall in 2017 on our Gardens of Shropshire trip, it was one of the highlights of our overseas trip.

Balbriggan & District Horticultural Society

Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society are holding a garden talk via Zoom on Thursday 21st of January at 8pm (log on from 7:50pm).
Dominica Mc Kevitt, Head Gardener at Ardgillan Park will give a talk entitled ”Seed Sowing including vegetables and flowers”.
HSHS members have been invited to join the talk and members will receive the link to attend the Zoom talk by email today.

A schedule of wonderful events for 2021

We have decided to take this year quarter by quarter so all our events for the first quarter will all be online and we hope will keep you entertained during this lock-down. It may be too cold to get out in our gardens but we can still plan and enjoy what is to come.

Spring Show
We will be holding a virtual Spring Show this year, and we will send you all a Show Schedule soon.  You can take a picture of your entry, and we will have them judged.

Plant Sale
We cannot plan for a plant sale during lockdown, and many of us are over-wintering plants from a cancelled Autumn Sale.  It will happen as soon as it is safe to do so, so please do continue to keep plants for us – the Hospice will badly need our donation when it does happen.  If you are planting seeds, maybe plan a few extra for the plant sale!

Lectures and Talks
We have partnered up with our friends in Malahide and Clontarf Horticultural Societies, and that gives us extra events to all enjoy. Here’s a list of what is coming up on Zoom – all at 8pm

Thursday 28 January – from Clontarf Horticultural Society
“Wollerton Old Hall Garden: A Year in the Garden”
Phil Smith, Head Gardener till December 2020 will talk about this modern garden, set in rooms, with echoes of Arts and Crafts.

Wednesday February 3 – from Howth Sutton Horticultural Society
Beautiful Obsession’: A plantsman journey in his own garden 
Well-known gardener Jimi Blake will talk about the planting scheme in Huntingbrook Gardens

Wednesday February 17 Howth Sutton Horticultural Society
AGM  (members only)

Wednesday March 3 – from Howth sutton Horticultural Society
“All you need for Spring”
Member and experienced professional John Deegan of Gardenstyle will give us a practical talk on propagation, layering, cutting and pricking out

Wednesday April 7 – from Howth sutton Horticultural Society
“An Artist’s Perspective”
Member and enthusiast Conall O Caoimh will talk on understanding and organising a garden space to create harmony