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An Invitation from Clontarf Horticultural Society

https://www.airfield.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Walled-Garden-Image-Web-Header-1.pngMany thanks to our friends in Clontarf Horticultural Society who have kindly extended an invitation to all members of Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society to sit in on a talk by Colm O’Driscoll, Head Gardener Airfield Estate entitledAirfield Estate: Work in Progress”
Thursday 25th February at 8pm on Zoom
Link will be sent by email to HSHS members

AGM

Wednesday 17th February 2021
8pm Zoom
Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society AGM
Members only
Members will be sent link to attend by email.

Thanks to Jimi Blake

Thank you to plantsman Jimi Blake for his beautifully illustrated talk on Hunting Brook Gardens last night.  We had 75 in attendance including  Doris the dog!  The winners of the raffle are Suzanne McCann and Brid Kellegher, who have each won a copy of  Jimi’s book A Beautiful Obsession: Jimi Blake’s World of Plants at Hunting Brook Gardens.

Zoom Talk Jimi Blake

Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Jimi Blake
Beautiful Obsession’ A plantsman journey in his own garden
Zoom Talk 8pm
Well-known horticulturist Jimi Blake will talk about the planting scheme in Hunting Brook Gardens.

 

Clontarf Horticultural Society

Clontarf Horticultural Society are holding a garden talk via Zoom on Thursday 28th of January 2021 at 8pm.

“Wollerton Old Hall Garden: A Year in the Garden”
Phil Smith, Head Gardener till December 2020 will talk about this modern garden, set in rooms, with echoes of Arts and Crafts.

HSHS members have been invited to join the talk and members will receive the link to attend by email.  Some members will remember visiting Wollerton Old Hall in 2017 on our Gardens of Shropshire trip, it was one of the highlights of our overseas trip.

Balbriggan & District Horticultural Society

Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society are holding a garden talk via Zoom on Thursday 21st of January at 8pm (log on from 7:50pm).
Dominica Mc Kevitt, Head Gardener at Ardgillan Park will give a talk entitled ”Seed Sowing including vegetables and flowers”.
HSHS members have been invited to join the talk and members will receive the link to attend the Zoom talk by email today.

A schedule of wonderful events for 2021

We have decided to take this year quarter by quarter so all our events for the first quarter will all be online and we hope will keep you entertained during this lock-down. It may be too cold to get out in our gardens but we can still plan and enjoy what is to come.

Spring Show
We will be holding a virtual Spring Show this year, and we will send you all a Show Schedule soon.  You can take a picture of your entry, and we will have them judged.

Plant Sale
We cannot plan for a plant sale during lockdown, and many of us are over-wintering plants from a cancelled Autumn Sale.  It will happen as soon as it is safe to do so, so please do continue to keep plants for us – the Hospice will badly need our donation when it does happen.  If you are planting seeds, maybe plan a few extra for the plant sale!

Lectures and Talks
We have partnered up with our friends in Malahide and Clontarf Horticultural Societies, and that gives us extra events to all enjoy. Here’s a list of what is coming up on Zoom – all at 8pm

Thursday 28 January – from Clontarf Horticultural Society
“Wollerton Old Hall Garden: A Year in the Garden”
Phil Smith, Head Gardener till December 2020 will talk about this modern garden, set in rooms, with echoes of Arts and Crafts.

Wednesday February 3 – from Howth Sutton Horticultural Society
Beautiful Obsession’: A plantsman journey in his own garden 
Well-known gardener Jimi Blake will talk about the planting scheme in Huntingbrook Gardens

Wednesday February 17 Howth Sutton Horticultural Society
AGM  (members only)

Wednesday March 3 – from Howth sutton Horticultural Society
“All you need for Spring”
Member and experienced professional John Deegan of Gardenstyle will give us a practical talk on propagation, layering, cutting and pricking out

Wednesday April 7 – from Howth sutton Horticultural Society
“An Artist’s Perspective”
Member and enthusiast Conall O Caoimh will talk on understanding and organising a garden space to create harmony

Thanks to Margaret Quinn

Thank you to Margaret Quinn for her seasonal Zoom demonstration last night.  It should get us all into the festive spirit, and give us some great ideas for bringing more greenery indoors, now that it’s colder outside.
 
The Christmas hat creations were wonderful, and we have a prize for all below:  Mary Moore, Sile Chuinneagain, Rose Sevastopulo, Janet Jeffrey and Ann Campbell.
 
Our 3 raffle winners are:
Mary Guyett, Stella Barrett and Eileen O Brien
 
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas.  We look forward to many more enjoyable events in the New Year.