Category Archives: Events

HSHS Members Open Gardens

We are delighted to announce that three of our members will open their gardens to members and friends on Saturday 6th July 2019 between 1pm – and 5pm all in support of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.

Ardán, Windgate Road, Howth
Stonecrop, Strand Road, Sutton
Elmbridge, Dungriffen Road, Howth

Directions to the 3 gardens will be emailed directly to members on the week of the event. 

The Tansey Open Gardens May 2018

Rowallane and Castlewellan

Outing to Rowallane and Castlewellan, Co. Down
12th May 2018

by Mary Guyett

 

Beechgrove Garden Castlewellan, Co. Down Saturday 12th May 2018 Photo courtesy of Mary Guyett

It was lovely to visit the North again last Saturday .  Our trip was to the Rowallane National Trust Garden and Beechgrove Garden in Castlewellan.  You can see us all in the photograph above, taken at Mr. Sam Harrisons Garden, Beechgrove, Castlewellan, Co. Down.

Rowallane Garden Photo courtesy of Mary Guyett

We were blessed with a beautiful day and it brought back memories of an overnight stay in the Strangford Arms Hotel in 1993 when we visited Mount Stewart Gardens, Rowallane and a Butterfly House.  There were seven members on the outing last Saturday who were on the tour in 1993.  To jog your memory have a look at the photograph of our members on that trip back then.

1993 Members Outing to Mount Stewart and Rowallane
Photograph courtesy of Maura de Burca

Included is Meriel Latchford, former Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society president and Percy Lovegrove and his wife Doreen.  Percy organised the visit.  Sadly they are no longer with us, but are fondly remembered.

A big thank you to Margaret Freyne for organising the outing last Saturday which I am sure was enjoyed by everybody.

Mary Guyett

Beechgrove Garden Seat Photo courtesy of Mary Guyett

 

Rowallane Garden May 2018 Photograph courtesy of Mary Guyett

 

Spring Show 2018

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.

Fionnuala Fallon – “The Education of a Gardener”


Wednesday 1st November 2017

8pm Howth Yacht Club
Lecture by Fionnuala Fallon
“The Education of a Gardener”

Fionnuala is well known to us all, both from the Irish Times, and as an inspiring speaker and is a practical, knowledgeable gardener who will present her tips and ideas for all spaces!  Admission for non members is €5

October Lecture – “Rowallane – a Plant Paradise”

Averil Milligan, National Trust Gardener, Rowallane Garden, County Down. Photo courtesy of Averil Milligan.

Wednesday 4th October 2017
8pm Howth Yacht Club
A lecture by Averil Milligan, Head Gardener at Rowallane Garden, “Rowallane – a Plant Paradise”.  Rowallane is a magnificent, varied, fifty acre National Trust garden near Saintfield, County Down, famous for its display of plants from many parts of the world. Averil is the Head Gardener and has been at Rowallane for over 12 years. She is a very knowledgeable and engaging speaker.

Members, why not introduce a friend to HSHS by bringing them along to this event for free.  Admission fee for non members is €5

PLANT EXCHANGE & RAFFLE FOLLOWING LECTURE
At each lecture we encourage members to bring along a choice of plants for distribution amongst ourselves. Contributors get first choice followed by others for a small fee. If there are any leftovers they will be nurtured for future plant stalls at the shows.