Author Archives: HSHS Admin

About HSHS Admin

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.

Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020

Due to most Summer Shows and events being cancelled as a result of Covid-19, The Irish Shows association has decided to run a Virtual Show, which will take place on August 22nd. Entry is free and all entries should be submitted through the website Entries close on August 4th.

Prize-winners will receive a specially commissioned 2020 souvenir rosette.

Download ISA Virtual Show 2020 Schedule here

Iris sibirica

Ruth Barrington has kindly donated some blue Iris sibirica, bearded irises, which she has just divided.  Email if you would like to collect some.

Spring Plant Sale in aid of St. Francis Hospice Raheny


Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society

Spring Plant Sale in aid of St. Francis Hospice Raheny

GOOD NEWS.  Despite COVID-19 and the Lockdown, the HSHS long tradition of plant sales shall continue with full respect for government guidelines, and in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.

We need homes for all those plants which should have been on the Spring Show Plant Stall. We do not have the storage capacity to maintain them till times improve. Unfortunately, as Janet and David Jeffrey are cocooned, they cannot invite you to visit their garden. Instead, Conall and Nuala have kindly agreed to distribute the plants grown by Janet and David, along with their own contribution and that of Karl and Marcella, from their driveway at ‘Ardan’.  Windgate Road.

There are hundreds of plants available, so plenty to go around. They all are looking magnificent! We will send out a list of plants in the charity sale shortly in a separate email.


Saturday May 2nd                            All times by prior appointment only

Sunday May 3rd                         All times by prior appointment only

How to Book an Appointment:

To ensure SOCIAL DISTANCING guidelines are observed only one family will be able to enter the driveway at a time.

You book an appointment to visit the plant sale by selecting one of the time-slots available on this Doodle diary. 

  1. Click on the link will bring you to a calendar where you can select your time to visit.
  2. Fill in your name
  3. Select the time you wish to attend
  4. Turn up to select your plants
  5. Put your contribution in the donation box in aid of St. Francis Hospice (no change available)

The driveway of Ardán, Windgate Road, Howth (the garden will not be open to visit).

    Funds have never been more needed than in the present crisis.

Do not arrive without an appointment, we must keep safe and respect social distancing.

Will you open your garden in July for a worthy cause?

As you may be aware there is a flower festival planned in St. Mary’s Parish Howth on the first weekend in July (3rd – 5th July 2020).
We are appealing to our members and friends to open their garden on one of these days, with all proceeds going to St Francis Hospice.  If you have a friend with a garden in Sutton or Howth please ask them to open for us.  It’s a great experience and a worthy cause, and we all need something to look forward to!  Email if you would like to take part.