Dear members and friends,
The Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society Autumn Show and Plant Sale will take place on Saturday 2nd September, 2:30pm – 4:30pm at St. Nessan’s Community School, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse, Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, D13 F6N3. New exhibitors always welcome. View and download our Autumn Show Schedule 2023
We are busy preparing a Plant Catalogue for the sale, so if you have any plants to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
We need lots of help on Friday and Saturday, so if you can volunteer, we’d be so grateful. And we need cakes, please bake something you love and drop it in on Friday evening or Saturday of the show! It’s also a great opportunity to have a sort out and donate books to the Book Sale. We are happy to collect, just reply here. Your help and support is really appreciated.
Many thanks to all our HSHS Ezine contributors. A bumper Summer edition of the HSHS Ezine awaits – view the latest Ezine here.
The showing and growing season is upon us and our friends and neighbours in Malahide and Balbriggan are both holding flower shows in July. Do try and support them by paying a visit and entering a class or two.
Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society Rose and Sweet Pea Flower Show is on in Ardgillan Castle on Sunday the 9th of July. Exhibits may be entered and staged between 9am and 12:30 pm. Open to the public from 2pm to 5pm. Admission Free, plant sale and raffle. For more information telephone 087 7520506 View Balbriggan and District Rose and Sweet Pea Show 9th July 2023 here
Malahide Horticultural Society Summer Show will take place on Saturday the 22nd of July in St. Andrews Parish Center, Church Road, Malahide. Exhibitors staging will be between 9am and 11am, doors close at 11am for judging. The show will open to the public at 2pm and stay open till 5:30pm Admission €3 View Malahide Horticultural Society Summer Show Schedule here
Unfortunately, due to insufficient numbers booking this outing, the Lough Boora day trip will not go ahead on the 10th June as planned.
The other two trips on the 25th June to Co. Meath and the 26th August to Wicklow are filling up and will most certainly go ahead. Apologies to those who had booked Lough Boora and Bellefield House and are disappointed.
Thank you for your generosity this month. Our open gardens raised €886 which will all be given to St Francis Hospice, Raheny.
Many thanks to Gary and the Naughton family of Drumleck and to Karl and Marcella of Medina for opening to the HSHS.
A reminder that Ardán garden in Howth is open to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm all through June until the end of August. See further details here
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.
The latest edition of the Howth & Sutton Horticultural Society Ezine is out now and bursting with articles from our much valued members. To view the Spring Summer 2023 Ezine Click Here
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 email@example.com to book and reserve your place.
HSHS Day Trips Summer 2023
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