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.
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
The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a two-day event combining the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience all taking place within the historic walled garden of Newbridge House and Farm, Newbridge Demense, Donabate, County Dublin.
This year the show is on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019, and they have added a horticultural section which everyone is invited to enter. A great day out and well worth a visit. For further information see http://www.flavoursoffingal.ie/
Irish Specialist Nursery Association
Spring Plant Fair
The Red Stables, St Annes Park,
Raheny, Dublin 5
Saturday 23rd March 2019
10am – 4pm
The Irish Specialist Nursery Association will host a spring plant fair at St Annes Park. The ISNA is a new grouping of some of the countries best small and independent nurseries and plant growers, whose aim is to promote the home grown plants produced by its members. For further information visit https://www.irishspecialistnurseriesassociation.com/
The Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 6th February at 8pm in Howth Yacht Club and will be followed by an illustrated talk by Darren Ellis of Birdwatch Ireland entitled “Ireland’s Garden Birds”.
This will be Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society’s 75th Annual General Meeting, so we would like to invite all our members to come and celebrate our 75th birthday with a glass of bubbly and a slice of birthday cake!
Thank you for your continued support of the society.
Members only event
Thursday 31st January 2019, Killester, Dublin 5
7:45pm – 9:45pm
“Plants on the Garden Isle of Mainau on Lake Constance.”
A Talk By Christine O’Flynn
Venue: St. Brigid’s Resource Centre, at the rear of the car park of St. Brigid’s Church, Killester. Dublin 5
Thursday 17th January 2019, 8.30pm, Balbriggan
Balbriggan and Disctrict Horticultural Society
“Creating a Garden” Talk by Dominica McKevitt, Head Gardener at Ardgillan Castle. Will also include improving and renovating an existing garden with emphasis on suitable planting.
Venue: Scouts Den Market Green Balbriggan, beside Lidl. Admission €4 including tea and biscuits.
“The Burren – A Rocky Place”
A talk by George Sevastopulo
Wednesday 7th November @ 8:00pm
Howth Yacht Club
Join HSHS for what promises to be a most informative talk on the Burren landscape by George Sevastopulo
PLANT EXCHANGE AND 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.
Outing to Rowallane and Castlewellan, Co. Down
12th May 2018
by 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.
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.
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.