Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society was founded in 1943 and is one of the longest established horticultural societies on Dublin’s northside.
The principal aims and objectives of the society are: the encouragement of Horticulture in all its branches, the holding of shows and lectures and the promotion of home industries. The Society follows these objectives through an annual programme of events comprising two major shows, lectures and outings.
The Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Spring Ezine has been published today and is packed with seasonal news, tips, recipes, articles and book reviews from our vibrant Horticultural Society members.
We hope you are all staying safe in these strange times.
In light of the Government guidance issued on the 12th March 2020 to try to bring Coronavirus (COVID-19) under control, we have taken the disappointing but necessary decision to cancel our Spring Show on Saturday 18th April 2020
The decision was made by the committee this week – of course we hope to run the Autumn Show in September, and have that to look forward to.
Our next scheduled event is a day trip in May, and we will let you know nearer to the time if this is to go ahead.
Meanwhile, we are creating our next issue of our ezine, and if you have any articles, photos, thoughts please send them on. What about your Spring Show entries? – take a photo and send them to us (with a name please) email@example.com
The HSHS Spring Show will take place on Saturday 18th April in St. Nessans School, Baldoyle and we look forward to receiving your entries in the coming weeks.
A special plea to the home bakers among us. We are seeking home baked goods for the tea and cake station. We sold out of cakes very quickly last year and we want to ensure we are well stocked this time round.
As always further plant donations will be greatly appreciated by the plant stall team. The bigger the variety the better. Please label plant donations clearly or seek advice if you are unsure. A brief description and picture is always useful.
Books, cakes and plant donations can be brought along to St Nessan’s School Baldoyle after 4pm on Friday 17th April or as early as possible on the Saturday morning of the show.
Every entry makes a show so don’t be reluctant to have a go this year.
For those of you who visit our two annual shows, you will have admired the work of Cecil and his group of wood turners who regularly exhibit. They have a sale every year in Baldoyle Library, all proceeds go to the Altzheimers Society, and it is on this week – every day.
If you are short of a Christmas present, drop into Baldoyle Library any day until the weekend of the 21st December 2019
Happy Christmas, and look forward to another year of gardening in 2020.
Despite the heavy rain last night HSHS members and friends turned out in force for an illustrated talk given by renowned snowdrop expert Assumpta Broomfield. Assumpta opened up the archives and took us on a journey back in time, sharing historical documents and records, oral history and local stories which she has carefully collected and curated over the years. We were introduced to many galanthophiles; men and women who all made significant contributions to horticulture and botanical art in Ireland throughout the centuries, leaving us all looking forward to the snowdrop season ahead. Thank you Assumpta.
Alpine Garden Society Midwinter Lecture
10am Saturday 16th November 2019
An Grianán, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth A92 X9TF
Join fellow gardeners for a series of engaging and informative lectures, lunch and, of course, a plant sale. All for €75!
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Barbara O’Callaghan at 086 378 5242.
Our busy gardeners at St Frances Hospice are looking for some large plastic pots, very large, which would hold a few dozen Spring Bulbs, so if you have one unloved somewhere in a corner, please donate it to this wonderful cause. Email email@example.com to donate