Floral art designer Margaret Quinn will be showing us some seasonal arrangements and discussing the plant material in her creations.
Christmas raffle. BYO tipple and online party hat!
We will hold our October lecture, according to schedule, at 8pm on Wednesday October 7th.
You can attend this talk from the comfort of your own home. The Zoom meeting invite link has now been sent by email to all. You can use any device with internet access to attend a Zoom meeting. You will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. Then just click on the Join Zoom link in your email.
October’s talk is by Professor Jane Stout, Fellow of Trinity College and is titled: ‘Bugs and Bees – the whys and hows of encouraging biodiversity in the garden’. You can submit questions in advance to this email, or during the talk in the meeting chat, and we hope to hold a live Q&A at the end of the talk. We will hold a draw among attendees for some lovely plant prizes.
Please do join us on Wednesday evening, if you have a query about joining a Zoom meeting, we are here to help, just contact us before Wednesday, and we will try to help you out.
Despite the heavy rain last night HSHS members and friends turned out in force for an illustrated talk given by renowned snowdrop expert Assumpta Broomfield. Assumpta opened up the archives and took us on a journey back in time, sharing historical documents and records, oral history and local stories which she has carefully collected and curated over the years. We were introduced to many galanthophiles; men and women who all made significant contributions to horticulture and botanical art in Ireland throughout the centuries, leaving us all looking forward to the snowdrop season ahead. Thank you Assumpta.
Alpine Garden Society Midwinter Lecture
10am Saturday 16th November 2019
An Grianán, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth A92 X9TF
Join fellow gardeners for a series of engaging and informative lectures, lunch and, of course, a plant sale. All for €75!
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Barbara O’Callaghan at 086 378 5242.
We hope you all enjoyed the October lecture given by visiting plantsman Bob Brown last week. Our thanks to Bob for such an entertaining evening and a bumper plant sale.
A reminder about the amended fixture coming up on Wednesday 6th November, 8pm, Howth Yacht Club. We look foward to welcoming the very entertaining horticulturist Assumpta Broomfield – who will talk to us about Irish Snowdrops with a lecture titled “Myth, Magic and Frilly Knickers!”
We will have our usual raffle, refreshments and a Plant Swop, so bring along a plant, and take home something new!
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 Rose Festival takes place in St Anne’s Park , Raheny, Dublin 5 on the third weekend of July, annually. The Festival is a mix of food, arts and crafts, music and family fun. The festival is open from 10.00 am to 6.00pm on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019. It also has a seated picnic area in front of the music stage. Click below for map of St. Anne’s Park.
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
7th June 2019
13.15 – 13.45
Join Frances Coghlan in the National Gallery of Ireland for a free lunchtime talk focusing on William Orpen’s Trees at Howth, currently on view in the exhibition Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art
The talk is free, but a valid exhibition ticket is required for this date and time.
Meet in the exhibition space