STOP PRESS from the plant stall team!
More great plants to whet your appetite in addition to the already impressive collection! How about a lovely pale blue Iris ‘Jane Phillips’; a stately Dierama ,or a glowing golden Carex. Make a statement with a bold Leucanthemella, brighten a shaded bed with Pulmonaria ‘June Blake’, bring spring glory to damper spots with a sea of candelabra primulas. Impress your neighbours with a banana, an exotic palm or a black stemmed bamboo – and many more gems. Something of interest for everyone and all at bargain prices! Spread the news! Come along and bring your friends.
Further donations for the plant stall will be appreciated. The bigger the variety of available plants, the better. These can be brought to St Nessan’s School after 4pm. on Friday August 23rd or as early as possible on the morning of the show. Please label clearly or seek advice if you are unsure. A brief description and picture is always useful.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday with lots of friends.
Janet and David Jeffrey.
View Plant Stall List for Autumn Show 2019
49 HSHS members and friends boarded a bus early one morning in July for a short ferry trip across the water and by at lunchtime we arrived for our first garden tour – John Massey’s beautiful garden at
Ashwood Nursery where owner John Massey gave us a tour of his immaculate garden! John power-hoses his trees to keep them sparkly white!
After a sound night’s sleep, we scrubbed up for the highlight of our trip – Highgrove Gardens – “Being led by one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s expert guides on a 2 hour tour through the gardens, followed by a Champagne Tea!”
Unfortunately no photography allowed in the gardens – which were simply stunning in their architecture and history. Our guides were entertaining and knowledgeable and we got a real sense of a family home with a working garden! And the spread was just delicious!
Back on the bus for a little snooze and when we woke up, we were in Hidcote Manor, a gorgeous garden arranged in rooms, and famous for its lavender.
We met some old friends, and it was lovely to catch up with Rob, who is enjoying life closer to his children in the UK, but missing his friends in Howth!
Back to our hotel for dinner and entertainment by our bus driver Sas, for those with the stamina – and off the next morning for Bob Browns nursery in Evesham. It was a shopping frenzy!
Not an extra alpine could fit on the bus going home! Tired but happy, we arrived back in Howth with new friends and great memories!
- “Brilliant Gardens, brilliant weather, brilliant company and great fun. Altogether brilliant” Kathryn
“It was a superb trip and wonderfully arranged and we all know that doesn’t happen by itself. So a MASSIVE THANKS to everyone involved in making it happen” Emer
- “Excellent company and Super Gardens along with perfect weather” From The Dillons.
“Thanks again for organising such a wonderful trip…………. lots of food for thought……… now the question is will I, won’t I rewild my garden? Apologies to all for cluttering up the rear of the coach with spikey plants!” Karl
- “Absolutely fabulous trip. Thanks for wonderful company also” Marie Wallace
“Such a wonderful trip. It was what memories are made of” Patricia
“Had a fabulous time and met so many wonderful people. Thanks again” Cathy
If our shows are to succeed we need the support of our members and the local community, both as exhibitors and visitors. Don’t be reluctant to have a go this year. One entry or more from every member or visitor would guarantee a super show!
Every entry makes a show and there are classes to suit all.
We hope you enjoyed browsing the 3 Open Gardens last Saturday afternoon.
An enormous Thank You to the owners – Conall and Nuala, Liam and Miriam, Erica.
And a big Thank You to all who donated to our Hospice buckets.
We raised an amazing €1930, all of which has gone to St Francis Hospice, Raheny.
If you would like to open your garden at a time that suits you, please let us know.
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.
Ardán, Windgate Road, Howth
Stonecrop, Strand Road, Sutton
Elmbridge, Dungriffen Road, Howth
Directions to the 3 gardens will be emailed directly to members on the week of the event.
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/
The fifth edition of the HSHS eZine is out now and there are some insightful contributions from members, gardening info and a delicious easy-to-follow seasonal recipe. MAY 2019 EZINE