Calendar of Events


Wednesday 24th January 2018 – 28th March 2018
Gardening for Beginners – Six Week Course
* 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
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
– Robinson Garden, Earlscliffe
1pm (sharp!) Garden Tour

– The Tansey

Detailed information and directions will be emailed directly to members closer to the time.  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.  Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society is very grateful to our members who are opening their gardens for our pleasure!


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 Autumn Show
St Nessans school, Baldoyle

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 for completion here: Kerry

Wednesday 3rd October 2018
A talk by Christopher Heavey
“Roses for All” – just in time for planting season!

Wednesday 7th November 2018
A talk by George Sevastopulo
“The Burren – A Rocky Place”

Wedneday 5th December 2018
Social Night: A talk by Frances MacDonald
“The making of the Bay Garden”
Mulled wine, tea and coffee for all.  Please bring a small cake or savouries.