A Visit to Montalto Estate

Garden vist to Montalto Estate on 10th June Montalto, near Ballynahinch in Co. Down, is a beautiful privately-owned demesne which dates back to the early 1600s, with the mansion Montalto House built around 1765.  The estate now opens as a private-hire venue for weddings and a wide range of corporate events. Almost 50 IGPS members […]

A.G.M. Organisers

Members of the IGPS Northern Committee who organised such a wonderful weekend for the recent Annual General Meeting: Left to right: Claire Peacock, Hon. Secretary and Northern Rep., Agnes Peacocke, Plant Sale organiser, Joanna Loane, committee member, Barbara Kelso, Vice Chair and Lecture organiser, Billy McCone, IGPS Chairperson, Adrian Walsh, Treasurer, Maeve Bell, Chairperson IGPS North, Victor Henry, Garden Visit Organiser, Roz Henry, Garden Visit Organiser

Annual General Meeting Weekend

Over 90 members of the Irish Garden Plant Society met in County Down last weekend for the Annual General Meeting. We were treated to four very different gardens, each of them fantastic in their own way. Well done and many thanks to the Northern Committee for doing such a brilliant job organising what was a […]

Botanical Art Worldwide

Botanical Art Worldwide is a ground-breaking collaboration between botanical artists, organisations and institutions worldwide. Twenty three artists are creating and exhibiting botanical artworks of native plants found in each of their countries to create a record of today’s botanical diversity. Digital slide shows of up to forty works, with all other countries’ images will be shown […]

Moorea, Volume 17 has been published!

Volume 17 of Moorea, The Journal of the Irish Garden Plant Society, has just been published. This journal is an occasional publication and is free to members of the society.   The contents of this volume are: “Frederick Moore – His Support for Horticulture in Ireland and Beyond” by Mary Forrest   “Lord Milo Talbot […]

Primrose Hill Snowdrops

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 […]