The Lismacloskey Garden at the Ulster Folk Museum

The volunteers at Lismacloskey Garden at the Ulster Folk Museum near Belfast are busy getting the garden back into shape after a very wet but mild winter. The weather obviously suited the Irish Primroses introduced by the Fitzgerald Nursery in recent years as they are putting on a great show in the long bed leading […]

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Dedication of Escallonia ‘C. F. Ball’ – Tuesday, 28th June

Dedication of Escallonia ‘C. F. Ball’ This dedication is taking place at the National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin. It is a free event organised by the Office of Public Works(OPW) and we would like to see a good number of IGPS attend on the day.  Tuesday, 28 June 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00 AT […]

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‘New and Exciting Herbaceous Perennials from around the World’ with Jimi Blake’

‘New and Exciting Herbaceous Perennials from around the World’ with Jimi Blake’, in association with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.  The Northern Area Committee’s Spring Lecture, ‘New and Exciting Herbaceous Perennials from around the World’ with Jimi Blake’, in association with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, was an entertaining and inspiring guide through Jimi’s favourite […]

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Heritage Irish Plants – Plandaí Oidhreachta: Place a Pre-publication order now! €25

The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society have joined forces in a project titled Plandaí Oidhreachta, which celebrates our Heritage Plants. It highlights the wealth of good Irish Garden Plants and celebrates the beauty of botanical illustration. In late 2016, the end product of the collaboration will be an exhibition […]

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Oliver Schurmann – ‘Prairie Style Gardening in an Irish Climate’

A Report from Adam Whitbourn on Oliver Schurmann’s IGPS Munster lecture  ‘Prairie Style Gardening in an Irish Climate’on Tue 1st March. Oliver gave an extremely interesting and informative lecture. His passion and knowledge of plants and great eye for design were evident throughout. He described his formative days of training in Germany where he first […]

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Ulster Garden Scheme 2016 – with IGPS Members Involved

In Northern Ireland the very active Ulster Gardens Scheme raises money for local National Trust gardens each year through a series of open gardens. This year eight gardens will open for a day or two days over a weekend at their peak season while another 15 are open by appointment between April and October. As […]

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Richard Baines talk in Belfast

About 30 members from the Northern region attended the lecture by Richard Baines, Curator of Logan Botanic Garden, organised by the Alpine Garden Society on Saturday. Logan which is situated just across the North Channel on the Mull of Galloway is one of the four gardens which go to make up the Royal Botanic Garden, […]

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Bruno Nicolai talking at the National Botanic Gardens

 

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Helen Dillon speaking in Cork

Helen Dillon in Cork There was a big attendance for Helen Dillon’s talk in Cork on the 3rd of November. Well done to all on the Munster Committee for their work in preparation for the event and on the evening itself.

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Leinster Plant Sale

The Leinster Plant Sale was a great success.  Many thanks to those who organised the event, the volunteers who arrived to help out and the many visitors who came for the plants. This is an annual event where members bring along plants they have propagated and offer them for sale both to other members and […]

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IGPS Northern Region – Plant Sale at Rowallane Gardens

Many thanks to Maeve Bell for photographs and captions!

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A “Thank You” to Yvonne Penpraze

Yvonne Penpraze has been Chairperson of the Northern Region’s committee for the last four years and the incoming Chairperson, Maeve Bell, hosted an afternoon get-together at her garden to thank her for all her work and her contribution to the society. Yvonne’s parting event was the organising of our Annual General Meeting in Co. Donegal […]

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Leinster Branch Summer Lunch 2015

Leinster Branch Summer Lunch This is one of the favourite events of the summer programme for the Leinster members and this year was no exception with visits to Kilmurry Nursery (Paul & Orla Woods) and to The Bay Gardens (Iain and Frances McDonald). There was a warm welcome at both gardens and the travellers were […]

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Dahlia ‘Matt Armour’

This photograph is from Victor and Roz Henry’s garden. This is the plant of Dahlia‘Matt Armour’ which they (and all who attended) the Annual General Meeting at Glenveagh Castle Gardens received from Sean O Gaoithin, Head Gardener at Glenveagh. Victor and Roz are the first to report having it in flower. A fabulous plant and a […]

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IGPS Munster Plant Sale at Blarney in Bloom 2015

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