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Will you open your garden in July for a worthy cause?

As you may be aware there is a flower festival planned in St. Mary’s Parish Howth on the first weekend in July (3rd – 5th July 2020).
We are appealing to our members and friends to open their garden on one of these days, with all proceeds going to St Francis Hospice.  If you have a friend with a garden in Sutton or Howth please ask them to open for us.  It’s a great experience and a worthy cause, and we all need something to look forward to!  Email if you would like to take part.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Data and Contact Information

We use personal data to process membership and for communication purposes, keeping members updated with HSHS gardening news and events – only if permission has been given to do so.  If you no longer wish to subscribe to our mailing list or wish to have your personal data removed please notify us by email:

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Analytics – Who we share your data with – How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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Where we send your data

Visitor comments on the website may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

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