Archives for November 2017

Matthew Pottage, at IGPS Munster

Left to right: Yvette Jones, Janet Edwardes, Martin Edwardes, Matthew Pottage, Margaret Mc Auliffe and Ted Kiely

Matthew Pottage, Curator of RHS Garden Wisley, delivered a very interesting talk to IGPS members and guests in Cork this evening. He gave a brief outline of the history of the Royal Horticultural Society with particular reference to the garden at Wisley, an overview of the gardens as they are at present and an outline of an astonishing and ambitious range of plans for developments in the coming few years.  The talk was followed by a lively and most engaging Q & A where Matthew gave most generously of his time and the range of questions reflected the deep interest the audience had in his presentation.

Yvette Jones, Matthew Pottage and Bruno Nicolai setting up for this evening’s talk

Bruno Nicolai and Matthew Pottage setting up for the talk this evening.

Gathering for this evening’s talk

Rory Newell and Bruno Nicolai at this evening’s talk

Matthew Pottage: “Wisley – The New Chapter of the Flagship Garden of the RHS!

IGPS Munster – Tuesday next, 7th November:

Matthew Pottage at Northridge House, St Luke’s Home Mahon Cork

See “Events”  for full details

‘Portraying Ireland’s Garden Plants’

The Irish Society of Botanical Artists would like to invite all IGPS members to the talk by Charles Nelson on Saturday 18 November at 2.00pm in the Visitor Centre Auditorium at the National Botanic Gardens. The title of the talk is ‘Portraying Ireland’s Garden Plants’. I know that you have an event yourselves at the Botanic Gardens on the 16th, but I hope that some enthusiasts will manage to get to both. The event is free-of-charge. There will be a raffle of a limited edition archival pigment print of Rona Orchard’s daffodils that featured on the cover of ‘Heritage Irish Plants – Plandaí Oidhreachta‘.