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.
The Plant sale is organised as part of the National Trust’s Autumn Plant Fair at Rowallane Garden and is an opportunity to acquire plants both from professional growers and enthusiastic amateurs alike. Enjoy light refreshments or lunch in the National Trust Café in Rowallane House and take the time to explore one of Northern Ireland’s finest gardens.
Donations of good quality plants and help on the stand would be very welcome. Plants may be left in advance by arrangement with Agnes Peacocke, 15 Finnebrogue Rd, Downpatrick, BT30 9AA Tel. 02844612766 or email email@example.com. Alternatively, plants can be dropped off at Rowallane from 9am on the morning of the sale. Contact Agnes Peacocke as above for further information.
Note: Visitors are asked to please use the main car park as the drop off point when bringing plants to the IPGS stall, as the main route along the front of Rowallane House is pedestrianised. There will be a signposted route from the Avenue for stall holders.