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.

Oct
25
Thu
Book Launch: In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker @ Antrim Old Courthouse
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Launch: In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker @ Antrim Old Courthouse

In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker – Book Launch with Seamus O’Brien 

The IGPS is delighted that Anthea Forde will launch Seamus O’Brien’s second book, ‘In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker: A Sikkim Adventure’.  Seamus, Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow, will present a talk and  signed copies of his books will be available to buy at a discounted price £30 (from £40) at this book launch.

Joseph Dalton Hooker ranks as the greatest botanical explorer of the 19th century.  From 1848-1851, he explored the Himalayan ranges of east Nepal and Sikkim, discovering a plethora of new plants, the seeds of which he sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  Some of those seedlings found their way to Ireland and inspired by those growing at the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Seamus O’Brien led four expeditions ‘In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker’.  His talk recounts those journeys.

This is our Autumn lecture in Association with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Refreshments provided, plant raffle on evening. Everyone is welcome!