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. There will be events which will be restricted to members only – perhaps because of the size of the garden and the need to restrict numbers or because this is the wish of the garden owner – and, on these occasions, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate non-members.

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.

‘Woodland Gardening’ with Ken Cox @ Malone Presbyterian Church Hall
Nov 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Ken is Managing Director of Glendoick Garden Centre and mail order nursery in Perth. Born into a family of renowned plantsmen, Ken is grandson of planthunter, writer and nurseryman Euan Cox and son of Peter Cox VMH. The three generations were and are considered the world’s leading experts on rhododendrons. Ken has written many books on rhododendrons, plant hunting & Scottish gardening, raised many new hybrid rhododendrons & azaleas and introduced many species from his plant hunting expeditions. He also advises the National Trust for Scotland on several of their woodland gardens. In this fascinating lecture, Ken gives his insights into many woodland gardens of the world, history, plant hunting, botanical gardens, from Japan to New Zealand to North America and Europe and of course the great gardens of Sussex, Cornwall and Scotland.

This afternoon lecture is organised by the Alpine Garden Society (Ulster Group) and, by their kind invitation there is free admission to IGPS members. Parking is available in the church grounds.  Please note the change of venue from the usual AGS meeting hall.  Refreshments will be provided and for catering purposes, the AGS would like to know numbers attending.  Please inform Barbara Kelso by email (barbara.kelso@yahoo.co.uk) or phone 028 90861854 if you plan to attend.