Upcoming Events

Members are eligible to attend events in any part of Ireland, so don’t limit your browsing to your own location. The categorisation by geographic region is for administration and organisational purposes only.

Non-members are very welcome at our events though there will be a charge for insurance purposes. Do come along and join us and, perhaps, become a member.

We occasionally list events of other groups in the ‘Other Events’ category, generally for groups we regularly work with. These are not part of the official IGPS programme but may be of interest to members.

The Magic of Snowdrops – with Assumpta Broomfield @ National Botanic Gardens
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join galanthophile Assumpta Broomfield as she takes us on a trip around Ireland to tell us about Irish snowdrops, their origins and their discoveries. An education for all! 
The Story of Blarney Castle Gardens – with Adam Whitbourn @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Adam Whitbourn, head gardener at Blarney Castle gardens, will give an insight into the history and development of the gardens at this world famous landmark. Adam will give us a virtual tour of some of the highlights, as well as explaining ongoing projects such as the Irish Heritage Plant collection, his internet based tree tagging system and results from recent collecting trips in Vietnam.
This is a joint lecture with the Alpine Garden Society.

Blarney Castle Garden – photograph from Blarney Castle Garden website.

Plants and Pictures – with Ronald Houtman @ National Botanic Gardens
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursday 15 March 2018 at 8pm NBG Glasnevin: Ronald Houtman.
Dutch horticulturalist Ronald Houtman of plantsandpictures.com will speak about new plants and cultivars especially those of Dutch origin along with a selection of some of his personal favourites.
A treat in store for all plants people.
The Bay Garden – with Frances MacDonald @ National Botanic Gardens
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Frances MacDonald is co-owner with husband Iain of The Bay Garden in Co Wexford. Frances also gives guided tours of the the great gardens of England and continental Europe through her work with The Travel Department. More details to follow on what will be an entertaining lecture for all. 

Perennial grasses at The Bay Garden