Category Archives: Notices

Thank You Dominica McKevitt

Many thanks to Dominica  for her talk on Ardgillan Castle Gardens last night.

December’s talk will be given by Sean O’Gaoithin, Head Gardener at Glenveagh House and Gardens in County Donegal.  Sean’s talk is titled ‘The Historic Flower Garden at Glenveagh Castle’.
Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 8pm on Zoom.
Link will be send in advance to members.

Ardgillan Castle Gardens – A talk by Dominica McKevitt

Dominica McKevitt, Head Gardener at Ardgillan will deliver a talk on the castle gardens on Wednesday 3rd November, 8pm.
Dominica trained in horticulture at An Grainán and has spent almost all of her career in Ardgillan, working with a team of gardeners and labourers who maintain the 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland and six acres of gardens, including the formal rose garden, the ornamental gardens, the walled garden with its sections of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and the national collection of potentilla in association with the RHS.
Zoom link will be sent by email in advance.

Hospice Volunteer Gardeners Required

Dear members and friends,

The below message has come from St Francis Hospice, Raheny which the HSHS supports with our plant sales and donations.  Janet and David Jeffrey have managed one of the small gardens there which has given so much joy to staff and visitors, as well as patients over the years.  Now the hospice is hoping for another volunteer or two to take over this small garden.

We sincerely hope there might be a couple of people amongst our members who might respond to the following request from St Francis Hospice and be inspired to become volunteer gardeners . Our time spent working in such a welcoming environment, amongst wonderful people, has proved to be the most rewarding experience imaginable.

Over the years a close affiliation between the hospice and  HSHS has  built up, mainly through our Open Gardens and Plant Sales.  Let’s try and continue this worthwhile connection. Nothing could please us more. We will willingly provide  any further information.
David and Janet Jeffrey :

Please contact Barbara at the hospice or Janet and David directly for more information.  We would love to keep the garden and the connection with the HSHS going strong.

Volunteer Gardeners Required

St Francis Hospice Raheny is looking for two volunteer gardeners to nurture our beautiful gardens. Our gardens are at the heart of the Hospice and provide a welcoming, tranquil space for patients, families, staff and volunteers.

Commitment:  4 hours per week.

To apply please contact Barbara Kilbride or Brenda Lowry, Volunteer Department: / 01 8327535

Eileen Woodbyrne – Soil Scientist

Our Autumn series of online lectures will commence on Wednesday 1st September at 8pm.

This month we warmly welcome soil scientist and lecturer Eileen Woodbyrne, who will uncover the secrets of soil micro-biology, and will offer some insight into peat free compost.
Members will receive Zoom link in advance.

Plant Sale

Dear members,

Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society will hold a plant sale in Janet & David Jeffrey’s garden, 1 Thormanby Lawns, from 9.30am on Saturday 26th June.  All sale proceeds will be donated to St Francis Hospice, Raheny.

The sale is by invite only and 15 minutes slots must be booked in advance.

The link below will take you to a Doodle poll, where you can enter your name and book a slot, if a time slot is greyed out, it is booked out.

There are 6 bookings per time slot.  Enter your name and tick a slot, if you have any difficulty, just contact us by email or telephone.

Book here

The 15 minutes must be strictly adhered to, to keep us all safe.

If you have plants to donate to the sale, please send us the names now and the plants can be dropped to the front of 1 Thormanby Lawns anytime.  Please label your plants.

Below is the plant list so far, but there is still more to come!

View HSHS_Plant List Summer 2021_13.06.21 Here