Category Archives: Notices

Thank You Eoghan Daltun

We had a full house in Howth Yacht Club on Wednesday evening for Eoghan Daltun’s talk on the 14 year rewilding project he undertook on his HNV (high nature value) farm on the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork.

A lively Q&A followed on invasives with Eoghan challenging FCC and the local community to consider, among other things, getting rid of the goats on Howth Head and allowing the woodland and other non-flammable natural habitats to return. Thank you Eoghan for a most insightful talk, leaving all who gathered with much to ponder.  Eoghan’s book An Irish Atlantic Rainforest is recommended reading by many of our members and available in all good bookshops.

Summer Trips and Garden Visits

Please find below attachment containing full details of our Summer day trips for 2023.  Kindly note, for insurance purposes, these trips are only open to members of Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society.
Please email to book and reserve your place.

HSHS Day Trips Summer 2023

HSHS Spring Show and Plant Sale

Spring Show 2018

Entries are now open for the 2023 Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Spring Show.  Every entry makes a show and there are classes to suit all.  You do not need to be a member to exhibit, the show is open to all.  Have a look around your garden as there are classes for tulips and daffodils.  If you are a first time exhibitor, there is plenty of help available from our stewards, have a look through the show schedule, and bring your exhibits along on Friday evening from 6pm or Saturday morning before 11am, and you will receive plenty of help to set them up.
Donations for the plant sale and the home baking stall may be dropped to the school from Friday 21st April or the morning of the show.
Download the Spring-Show-Schedule-2023 here 


Naul Spring Flower Show – Sunday 26th March

Our friends in the Naul Gardening and Flower Club are hosting their annual Spring Show on Sunday 26th March at 2:30pm at Three Gates Garden Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin K32 WC80.  The growing and showing season is underway and Horticultural Societies across North County Dublin and further afield are making preparations for Flower Shows; all designed to encourage, inspire and delight us gardeners. Do try and visit at least one this year.


Return of the Spring Show

HSHS will hold our Annual Spring Show on Saturday April 22nd, our first Spring Show in 4 years!

We will have all your favourites, Plant Sale, Teas, Books, Exhibits, Raffle and a chance to catch up with old friends.

Of course we will be looking for help and also please think about exhibiting!

Donations for the plant stall, cake stall and book stall may be dropped off to the school hall from 4:30pm Friday 21st April

Take a look at the attached schedule, and plan to show off something from your garden.

Pat Thornton on Growing Vegetables

Join us on Wednesday March 1 at 8pm in Howth Yacht Club for a talk on Growing Vegetables.
Pat Thornton is a prize winning vegetable grower and he will share the tips and tricks of starting, planting and growing great veg for both showing and eating.
Pat is an entertaining speaker and you will enjoy the evening whether you grow vegetables or not.  It may inspire you to start!
Pat is also a prize winning Dahlia grower, and can answer all our queries on these gorgeous flowers.
The talk will be followed by Tea and Raffle.
All welcome – Members free and visitors €5

Autumn Show and Plant Sale

After a 3 year ”hiatus” we are delighted to announce the return of the annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Autumn Show and Plant sale on:
Saturday 3rd September 2022
St. Nessan’s Community School Baldoyle, Dublin 13
2.30pm – 4.30 pm
Admission €2
Entry for HSHS Members, visiting exhibitors and children is free.
Wheelchair access to all parts of the show.
Everyone welcome

Download Autumn Show Schedule 2022 here

Illustrated Plant Sale List Autumn Show

There will be classes for flowers, plants, vegetables, fruit, cookery, art, craft and junior classes.  Our famous tea and cakes, plant sale and book sale will also be in action.

The show is open to anyone who might like to exhibit, and if you have never exhibited before, please have a go! Exhibiting is great fun and you might catch the ‘bug’. For tips on showing see

We do need volunteers, on Friday 2nd September to help set up, and on Saturday 3rd September all day. We need stewards, cleaners, sellers, sweepers, there’s a job for everyone, and if you can give an hour (only 1 hour) please email or contact Ann on 086 8183709

We need cakes for the tea stall – could you bake a cake/buns and drop it in?  Why not declutter your books and donate them?  But most of all, we need your support.  We need a crowd at the show, so please come along, bring a friend and enjoy the spectacle that is HSHS Annual Autumn Show.

Show Committee

St. Francis Hospice Raheny

Sincere thanks to all who kindly donated home grown plants for the plant sale last Saturday in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny. We are delighted to announce that €3,497.70 was raised for the hospice.  Thank you again to all Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society members and the local community who supported and contributed to this worthy cause.