- Chairman: Dr Charles Nelson, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
- Honorary Secretary: Miss Mary Forrest, An Taisce c/o National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
- Honorary Treasurer: Miss Anne James, Parks Department, Dublin Corporation
- Mrs. Rosemary Browne, Bray, Co. Wicklow
- Mrs. Helen Dillon, Dublin
- Peter Jackson, Botanic Garden, Trinity College, Dublin. Vice Chairman
- Dr. Neil Murray, Dundrum, Co. Dublin
- Dermot O Neill, Dublin
- Mrs. Mary Simpson, Foxrock, Co. Dublin
- Dr. David Willis, New University of Ulster, Coleraine. Regional Representative.
- The study of plants cultivated in Ireland and their history
- The development of horticulture in Ireland
- The education of members on the cultivation and conservation of garden plants
- To research and locate garden plants considered to be rare or in need of conservation, especially those raised in Ireland by Irish gardeners and nurserymen.
- To co-operate with horticulturists, botanists, botanical and other gardens, individuals and organisations in Ireland and elsewhere in these matters.
- To issue and publish information on the garden plants of Ireland and to facilitate the exchange of information with other interested individuals and groups
Our regular events are split into three groups, representing different geographic regions:
Each region has a committee with Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and, perhaps, Events Co-ordinator and organises events locally for members. There is a winter programme of gardening talks and a summer programme of garden visits with occasional plant sales. Non-members are very welcome to come along to the events. There will be a charge for non-members – this is a demand of our insurers – and you would be most welcome to become a member.
There is a central Executive Committee consisting of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and a Regional Representative from each of the regional committees along with other committee members.
Our Annual General Meeting is held in May each year and is organised in turn by each of the regional committees. As well as the meeting itself there is a programme of garden visits and an AGM dinner on the evening of the meeting. It is one of the highlight social events of the year.