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.

Oct
19
Thu
Making sense of the Iridaceae with Julian Sutton @ National Botanic Gardens
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Julian Sutton – ‘Making sense of the Iridaceae’.
Julian is co-owner with his wife Sarah of Desirable Plants Nursery in Devon.
This is a joint lecture in association with the Alpine Garden Society.
Oct
21
Sat
Leinster Plant Sale @ Marino Institute of Education,
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Leinster Plant Sale @ Marino Institute of Education,
A new venue.                       Plenty of parking.                       Coffee shop on site.
Donations can be left at the Institute from Monday 16th October.Rare& Unusual Plants, Herbaceous, Bulbs and much more.

Driving Directions:

From M50 –

After the WestLink toll on the M50, drive towards the Airport.  Take Exit 3 onto the M1.  Drive on the M1 toward City Centre, and after the Regency Hotel (on your left hand side) take the next left turn onto Griffith Avenue.  At the fourth set of traffic lights on Griffith Avenue, take a left into Charlemont Estate, and the entrance to Marino Institute of Education is on your right.

From Dublin Airport –

At the Airport, take the M1 southbound towards City Centre.  Do not take the Tunnel.  Drive on the M1 toward City Centre, and after the Regency Hotel (on your left hand side) take the next left turn onto Griffith Avenue.  At the fourth set of traffic lights on Griffith Avenue, take a left into Charlemont Estate, and the entrance to Marino Institute of Education is on your right.

From Dublin City Centre –

From the top of O’Connell Street, drive past Parnell Square to the Drumcondra Road.

Follow signs for the Airport.

After the Skylon Hotel, (left hand side), take a right at the next large crossroads onto Griffith Avenue.  At the fourth set of traffic lights on Griffith Avenue, take a left into Charlemont Estate, and the entrance to Marino Institute of Education is on your right.

Public Transport to/from City Centre:

A convenient bus service – the 123 bus – operates from Griffith Avenue to the city centre. The nearest bus stop is on Griffith Avenue on the opposite side of the road, to the left of the Charlemont gates. Returning from the city suitable bus stops for the 123 Bus are to be found at Bewley’s Westmoreland Street, O Connell Street (Outside Penney’s Shop) and Cathal Brugha Street.

From Heuston Station – take the Luas to Abbey Street, and just outside Penney’s, O’Connell Street is the 123  bus stop, that travels directly to Marino Institute of Education.  The journey doesn’t take more than twenty minutes, usually.

From Connolly Station – you could take the Dart to Contarf Road station, and turn left then right, up the Malahide Road.  Marino Institute of Education is approximately fifteen minutes walk away.  Alternatively, the following buses run very regularly from Connolly Station – 27C, 29A and 42A.  These take you via the Malahide Road, which is a short walk down Griffith Avenue, to Marino Institute of Education.

From Dublin Airport – Bus routes 41 & 41B go to the City Centre from the airport, via the Swords Road.  Get off the bus at the Regency Hotel, walk down the Swords Road, take the next left onto Griffith Avenue.  Continue until you reach Charlemont Estate, turn left into the estate and Marino Institute of Education is on your right.  The walk from the bus stop should take approximately ten minutes.

Enquiries: igps.leinster@gmail
Nov
16
Thu
The Plant Collections at RHS Garden Hyde Hall – with Rob Brett @ National Botanic Gardens
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Rob Brett is the curator of RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, Essex and will talk about the extensive and interesting plant collection at Hyde Hall and his journey there via Cambridge Botanic Gardens and the Eden Project.

Hyde Hall – photograph courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society website.

Jan
20
Sat
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! 
Feb
15
Thu
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.

Mar
15
Thu
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.
Apr
19
Thu
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