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.


HSHS Plant Sale Sunday 12th June 11:30am

The Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Plant Sale will take place on Sunday 12th June from 11:30am to 2:00pm in Scoil Mhuire, Tuckett’s Lane, Howth, D13 PW99.  We are delighted to announce the first plant sale of the season and all proceeds of the sale will be donated to St. Francis Hospice, Raheny. 

Why not dig and divide something from your garden or balcony this week and donate to the HSHS plant sale. Plants can be dropped to the school hall on Saturday 11th June between 7pm and 9pm, in advance of the sale on Sunday.  Please ensure all plants are clearly labeled.  Everyone welcome.

New President of HSHS

Outgoing President of the HSHS, David Jeffrey, hands the medal of office to incoming President, Conall O’Caoimh. Warmest thanks to David for his services to the Society and best wishes to Conall in his new role.

HSHS Growers Group

Dear Members,

We invite you to be involved in the new HSHS Growers Group within the Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society. The idea is to help members grow more plants for the HSHS plant sales. The Sales help support the Society and also raise funds for the Hospice. The Growers Group will support members with the information and skills needed to propagate new plants. In return, we ask members of the group to commit to growing 20 plants for next year’s plant sale. Don’t worry, you will be supported with skills and information to be able to do it well.   We are looking for members with some experience of gardening without being experts.  See more details about the Growers Group below.

If you would like to participate, please let us know by sending an email to Conall on  The next steps will depend on how many people want to be involved.

We are starting the ball rolling, but we hope others will also get involved with demonstrations and support.  A number of experienced gardeners have already offered to help.

Yours sincerely,
Nuala and Conall
Nuala Doherty and Conall O’Caoimh
Ardan Garden