Stephen Butler’s Retirement Lunch at the Zoo

Stephen Butler has been the senior horticulturalist at the Zoo in Dublin’s Phoenix Park for the past 37 years during which time he made major changes to the style and planting of the grounds – animal enclosures and amenity areas. The development in recent years of the Savannah areas was innovative in the world of […]

Thank You, Stephen!

IGPS members gathered at the Zoo recently to thank Stephen Butler for the many occasions he hosted visits for members and brought us round the wonderful planting he has created there. Planting at the Zoo has developed to such a degree under Stephen’s care that has long since gone past being simply functional and has […]

IGPS Leinster Visit to Russborough Gardens. Summer 2014

Visit to Russborough The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland kindly invited the Irish Garden Plant Society to their walled garden restoration project at Russborough House. Members were treated to a guided tour of the remarkable volunteer-led work in progress, with an incredible showcase of fruit, vegetables, and wonderful herbaceous plantings, all the more inspiring as […]