Paul Smyth will talk about Primulas and Auriculas in Cork: 6th Feb. – 8pm at Northridge House. Non-members are always welcome, so come along and join us.
You may recall that two of the Primrose Hill snowdrop cultivars were illustrated in “Irish Heritage Plants” – Galanthus ‘Cicely Hall’ and Galanthus ‘Ruby Baker’. The gardens at Primrose Hill are open every afternoon in February , 2p.m. until dusk, with an admission charge of €6, so here is an opportunity to see these beautiful […]
Join Seamus O’Brien at the Visitor Centre at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin at 8pm on Thursday 22nd February to hear some fascinating stories from a recent expedition to Myanmar where he visited the areas botanised by Lady Charlotte Wheeler Cuffe and Captain Frank Kindgom Ward in the early part of the twentieth century.
Snowdrop Week in Altamont Gardens. 12th February 2018 – 18th February 2018. The very popular Snowdrop Week at Altamont Gardens runs from February 12th – 18th and is a great opportunity to view this unique collection, first started by Corona North, former owner of the gardens, and now amongst the largest in Ireland.
The January 2018 Newsletter should be with all members now and includes – An update on Irish heritage plants from Stephen Butler – Notice and information for our Annual General Meeting in May – A note on activities at Pogue’s Entry – Brendan Sayers on breeding daffodils and a note on the rare Juania australis […]
There was a good turn out for our talk on Irish Snowdrops on Saturday, 20th January with Assumpta Broomfield. Our next talk ‘The Story of Blarney Castle Gardens’ with headgardener Adam Whitbourn is on Feb 15th at 8pm. Photos and report from Ali Rochford
John Mitchell will present ‘The Stans – Plant exploring in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan’ at St. Bride’s Hall, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP at 2p.m. Assumpta Broomfield will present “The Magic of Snowdrops” at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin at 2.30p.m. See the listings in Events for full details.
In his talk ‘A View from the Palm House’, Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens, entranced a large audience in Belfast with a series of inter-connections between art, architecture, plants, people, invasive species, climate change and much more besides.
Oh, sit back in your most comfortable chair; pour a strong coffee; open a box of the most delicious chocolates; browse this book and you will be in gardener’s heaven. From front cover to back this book is a dream and a delight; we cannot imagine that we will ever have a garden comparable […]
Ambra Edwards has given us a treasure of a book, a joy to read, insightful, informative and provocative. I have enjoyed it immensely and recommend it unreservedly. She has interviewed fourteen head gardeners, a diverse group with only a few fitting the stereotypical image, yet all might be described as people at the pinnacle of […]
Have some entertainment gardens left the practices of normal gardening so far to the side that they have become artifices of what a garden should be? Has the desire to be a constantly perfect attraction lead to gardening in a manner and style which is far removed not alone from the practices of the common […]
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 […]
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 […]
We were delighted to have a good number of members join us for our guided tour of Fota Island gardens with Head Gardener, David O’Regan, on Saturday, 14th of October last. David met us at the house and gave us a wonderfully informative introduction to our walk with a history of the estate, the house […]
This is book bursting at the binding with enthusiasm and an almost obsessive love of our native orchids. Leif Bersweden, a precocious botanist who fell in love with native wildflowers as a child, was unsuccessful in his initial application for a place at Oxford University and decided to use his gap year to track down […]
Dan Pearson’s book, Natural Selection, draws on ten years of his columns for the Observer newspaper and are arranged in a calendar format, a diary of gardening notes. As with all such compilations, the individual parts, while all excellent in themselves, do not add up to a unified book. The organisation of the selected articles […]
IGPS Leinster organised an outing to Áras an Uachtaráin on the 9th of September. Though attendance was limited to 40 there were members from all regions present and we had a very pleasant day. The visit was made special by the head gardener who gave us a very informative guided tour and entertained us with […]