Category Archives: Annual HSHS Autumn Show

Autumn Show and Plant Sale

After a 3 year ”hiatus” we are delighted to announce the return of the annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Autumn Show and Plant sale on:
Saturday 3rd September 2022
St. Nessan’s Community School Baldoyle, Dublin 13
2.30pm – 4.30 pm
Admission €2
Entry for HSHS Members, visiting exhibitors and children is free.
Wheelchair access to all parts of the show.
Everyone welcome

Download Autumn Show Schedule 2022 here

Illustrated Plant Sale List Autumn Show

There will be classes for flowers, plants, vegetables, fruit, cookery, art, craft and junior classes.  Our famous tea and cakes, plant sale and book sale will also be in action.

The show is open to anyone who might like to exhibit, and if you have never exhibited before, please have a go! Exhibiting is great fun and you might catch the ‘bug’. For tips on showing see

We do need volunteers, on Friday 2nd September to help set up, and on Saturday 3rd September all day. We need stewards, cleaners, sellers, sweepers, there’s a job for everyone, and if you can give an hour (only 1 hour) please email or contact Ann on 086 8183709

We need cakes for the tea stall – could you bake a cake/buns and drop it in?  Why not declutter your books and donate them?  But most of all, we need your support.  We need a crowd at the show, so please come along, bring a friend and enjoy the spectacle that is HSHS Annual Autumn Show.

Show Committee

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

Baldoyle Wood Turners

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.

News from Plant Stall Team

STOP PRESS from the plant stall team!

More great plants to whet your appetite in addition to the already impressive collection! How about a lovely pale blue Iris ‘Jane Phillips’; a stately Dierama ,or a glowing golden Carex.  Make a statement with a bold Leucanthemella, brighten a shaded bed with Pulmonaria ‘June Blake’, bring spring glory to  damper spots with a sea of  candelabra primulas.  Impress your neighbours with a banana, an exotic palm or a black stemmed bamboo  – and many more gems. Something of interest for everyone and all at bargain prices!  Spread the news!  Come along and bring your friends.

Further donations for the plant stall will be appreciated.  The bigger the variety of available plants, the better.  These can be brought to St Nessan’s School after 4pm. on Friday August 23rd or as early as possible on the morning of the show.  Please label clearly or seek advice if you are unsure.  A brief description and picture is always useful.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday with lots  of friends.
Janet and David Jeffrey.  

View Plant Stall List for Autumn Show 2019

HSHS Plant Stall at Annual Show

Autumn Show Schedule

The Howth and Sutton Horticutural Society Autumn Show Schedule is now available for download below. Members will receive their Schedules by post early next week.

Download Autumn Show Schedule 2019

If our shows are to succeed we need the support of our members and the local community, both as exhibitors and visitors. Don’t be reluctant to have a go this year. One entry or more from every member or visitor would guarantee a super show!
Every entry makes a show and there are classes to suit all.

HSHS Autumn Show 2018

A heart-felt thank you to all of you, visitors, exhibitors, judges and helpers who contributed to make the show a success.  The show is one of our shop windows and is a real contribution to the social fabric of Fingal.  Without all of you the show would not happen, so thank you all once again.


With best wishes,

George Sevastopulo
Show Secretary
Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society






Autumn Show Saturday 1st September 2018

Dear members,

Please find attached Plant list for the Autumn Show 2018  and see just some of the amazing plants which will be available at the Autumn Show on Saturday 1st September 2018.
Do pass it on to anyone who may be interested in the fantastic bargains to be had!

Please do come along and exhibit.  Members and non members are most welcome to enter the Autumn Show.  We are accepting entries right up until Friday evening 31st August or Saturday morning 1st September until 11am.  If you would like any extra schedules for family, friends or neighbours let us know and we can arrange to get one to them.  The schedule is also available to download and print here AS2018.

All donations are most welcome so why not bake a cake or buns for the cake stall, donate books to the book stand or dig and divide something from your garden for the plant sale.  It’s a great opportunity to have a clear out!

As always we’ll be looking for helpers and volunteers, but most of all your exhibits!

If you can help out for an hour, please email, as we need helpers on Friday from 4pm – 8pm and all day Saturday.

But most of all, come along, bring your friends, and enjoy the show!
2.30pm -4.30pm on Saturday 1st September 2018

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Best regards,
Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society Show Committee

Flower bed rejuvenated – Scoil Neasan Baldoyle

Flower bed in Scoil Neasan, Baldoyle, created in 1993 to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society. Photo credit: A. Campbell

With the help of “David Nolan Gardening”, we planted a host of Spring bulbs and revamped a flower bed which was created in Scoil Neasan, in 1993 to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society. We have a great relationship with Pobailscoil Neasan, where we hold our Annual Spring & Autumn Shows each year.

*David Nolan is a member of HSHS and he runs a garden maintenance business.  David Nolan Gardening Maintenance can be contacted on 086 0519207

Autumn Show 2017

What an amazing Autumn show on Saturday 2nd September 2017- fantastic varied exhibits of Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Home Baking, Art & Craft and much much more!  As always a phenomenal amount and variety of unusual and valuable plants for sale, and great bargains to be had at the book stall.  Delicious teas and home-made cakes, advice & expertise on all matters horticultural, and a great excitement as all areas of the community came together for a chat and a laugh.  Thanks to all our helpers, exhibitors and visitors!

Fabulous Autumn Show

Have a look at our photos of the Autumn Show 2016. It was a great floral display and we also had a great show of culinary talent. Thank you to everyone involved, from those who put the show together to those who exhibited their work. Thank you also, to all those who came along on the day and to St Nessan’s school for their lovely venue. Always a great day.

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