Calendar of Events

HOWTH & SUTTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OUTINGS, EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Wednesday 24th January 2018 – 28th March 2018
Gardening for Beginners – Six Week Course
* FULLY BOOKED *
* Advance Booking Required*
8pm Howth Yacht Club

A course of 6 classes starting in January 2018, covering all the basics of gardening, learning how to get the most from your garden.  Places are limited so booking is essential.  This 6 session course costs just €60 including HSHS membership for 2018.  Classes will be held in Howth Yacht Club 8:00pm-9:30pm on the following dates, refreshements included:

Wednesday 24th January 2018: The Very Basics – Soils, Compost & Fertilizer
Wednesday 31st January 2018:  Your Outside Room – Garden design & layout
Wednesday 21st February 2018: Lawns & Flowers for year-round colour
Wednesday 28th February 2018: Trees, Shrubs, Hedges, Climbers
Wednesday 21st March 2018: The Edible Garden – Fruit and Vegtables
Wednesday 11th April 2018: Greenhouses, Growing Organic, Pests & Diseases, House Plants

 

Wednesday 7th February 2018
AGM followed by Discussion on Showing
8pm Howth Yacht Club

The annual AGM will be followed by “A Discussion on Showing”.  There will be a Q&A session on showing plants, flowers & vegetables, crafts & baking, with particular reference to the Howth shows. Interesting & fun with an expert panel!

 

Wednesday 7th March 2018
“Cacti and Other Succulents”
A Talk by Michael Harrington
8pm Howth Yacht Club

An introduction to cacti and other succulents
Michael will have plants to sell on the night.
There will be a plant exchange, refreshments and a raffle after the lecture.
Admission for non members/guests is €5.

 

Saturday 14th April 2018
Annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society
Spring Show
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Spring Show & Plant Sale
St Nessans Community School, Baldoyle, Dublin 13

Members and non members are most welcome to attend and/or exhibit at the annual HSHS Spring Show.  There will be a plant sale, book stall, raffle and refreshments for all to enjoy on the day.
Admission to Show: €2.  Entry for HSHS Members, visiting exhibitors and children is free.  Wheelchair access to all parts of the show.  Download your copy of the schedule here Spring Show Schedule 2018.  Every entry makes a show so don’t be reluctant to have a go this year. One entry or more from every member or visitor will guarantee a super show and there are classes to suit all.

 

Rowallane Garden, Saintfield, County Down, BT24 7LH

Saturday 12th May 2018
Full Day Trip 

Rowallane Garden, Co. Down

After a wonderful talk by Averil Milligan of Rowallane last year, we are going to visit this beautiful National Trust Garden.  After lunch we will take in the delights of Beechgrove, a wildlife & wheelchair friendly garden.  If you would like to come on this day trip download form for completion here: ROWALLANE

 

 

 

The Tansey HSHS Open Gardens May 2018

Sunday 20th May 2018
Open Gardens 1pm – 4pm
Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society is very grateful to our members who are opening their gardens in support of St. Francis Hospice Raheny this month.

-The Robinson Garden, Earlscliffe,
1pm (sharp!) Garden Tour

-The Tansey, 2pm-4pm

The Open Gardens are for members and friends, and there is no charge.  However as always, there will be a donation bucket for St. Francis Hospice, Raheny in both gardens.  All donations will go to the Hospice.  Detailed information and directions to the gardens will be sent to members by email  on the week of the event.

Sunday 24th June 2018
Open Gardens 2pm – 5pm
Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society is very grateful to our members who are opening their gardens in support of St. Francis Hospice Raheny this month.

-Ardán, Howth
-Blakeney, Howth
-Cush Lodge, Sutton

The Open Gardens are for members and friends, and there is no charge.  However as always, there will be a donation bucket for St. Francis Hospice, Raheny in both gardens.  All donations will go to the Hospice.  Detailed information and directions to the gardens will be sent to members by email  on the week of the event.

 

Saturday 7th  July 2018
Full Day Trip to Kilkenny

Visit Kilkenny by joining us on this trip to Kilfane Glen and Waterfall and Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum, followed by a visit to renowned potter Nicholas Mosse’s workshop and shop.  Lunch included.   If you would like to come on this day trip download form for completion here: KILFANE

 

 

 

Saturday 1st September 2018
Annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society
Autumn Show

2:30pm – 4:30pm
St Nessans School, Baldoyle, Dublin 13

Download Autumn Show Schedule here
View Plant Sale List Autumn Show 2018 here

 

 

 

Tuesday 4th September – Thursday 6th September
2 Night Trip to Kerry

Staying in the Killarney Court Hotel with coach from Howth.  Lunch in Birr Castle & Gardens on the way down.  We will also visit the beautiful gardens of Kells Bay & Dhu Varren in Kerry,  Enjoy Coolwater Gardens in Limerick on the way back.  If you would like to come on this trip away download form here: Kerry

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
An illustrated talk by Christopher Heavey
“Roses for All” – just in time for the planting season!
8pm Howth Yacht Club

Christopher is a well known horticulturalist who gained his experience at Teagasc and National Botanic Gardens, and promises an informative and fun evening with plenty of time to ask all the questions you can think of about Roses.

There will be a plant exchange after the talk.  Bring along a plant, and exchange it for something new.   Its a great free way to get some interesting plants for your house or garden.
Refreshments and a rose themed raffle too.  Visitors are welcome.  Admission for non members is €5

Gentian-Orchid
Burren May08
George Sevastopulo.

Wednesday 7th November 2018
A talk by George Sevastopulo

“The Burren – A Rocky Place”
8pm Howth Yacht Club

There will be a plant exchange after the talk.  Bring along a plant, and exchange it for something new.   Its a great free way to get some interesting plants for your house or garden.  Refreshments and a raffle too.  Visitors are welcome.  Admission for non members is €5

 

 

Wednesday 5th December 2018
Members Social Evening and
a talk by Frances MacDonald
“The making of the Bay Garden”
8pm Howth Yacht Club

Mulled wine, tea and coffee for all.
Please bring a small cake or savories to share.