Post Brexit Online Plant Shopping.

Post Brexit there are complications importing plants from GB to Ireland, North and south, with Customs checks and phytosanitary certificates needed. Most GB companies, if not all, have now stopped delivering to Ireland. Bord Bia has compiled a list at……of nurseries and garden centres around Ireland. Please look through for online ordering and postal delivery […]

Plant Portraits

A selection of “Plant Portraits” of Irish Heritage Plants has been added to the website. These have been taken from recent issues of the society’s newsletter. Go to the menu item, “Irish Plants” and select “Plant Portraits” from the drop-down menu to view this first tranche of portraits. Or just click on  “Plant Portraits” here. […]

Latest E-Bulletin: January 12, 2021

Dear Members If you would like to register for the IGPS’s first Zoom lecture please contact Nichola Monk at; Details of the lecture and notes on Zoom are given below. Also…. Members may wish to avail of the opportunity to sign up for lectures being organised by our sister organisation, Plant Heritage. Details for […]

E-Bulletin, January 2021

View this email in your browser We would like to wish you a very happy new year as we all look forward to a more positive year ahead. A new year brings new opportunities. One of the first will be for all members regardless of where they are living to enjoy a couple of online […]

The Lismacloskey Rectory Garden

The mild weather which has characterised our autumn continued right up until the start of December and allowed the IGPS volunteers at the Lismacloskey Rectory Garden to have a final clearance of the weeds which had run riot during the prolonged period while the Ulster Folk Museum was closed due to the pandemic and to […]


Rowallane Gardens   There wasn’t a cloud in the sky on the morning of 1st October when some members of the IGPS went on a DIY visit to Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield, Co Down. In full compliance with the regulations, each member made an individual booking and the visit was self-guided using the excellent handout prepared […]

At long last!

At long last there is the prospect of a garden visit! It has been a long time without a society event and, given the present situation re Covid 19, arrangements will be a little different from normal and early booking will be essential. Find all details of this visit to Finnebrogue House and “Coille” on […]

Summer Bulletin 2020

Dear IGPS member Events The restrictions of the past months are now starting to ease and it is becoming possible for slightly larger groups of people to meet outdoors while maintaining the recommended social distancing. However, despite the changes, two events which were scheduled for early July cannot go ahead and are cancelled. Both had […]

Coming Events

Dates for your Diary –  but conditional on government guidelines on travelling and social distancing so clarification will be given closer to the dates listed.      Annual General Meeting on 16th and 17th May which was to have been based in Westport Co Mayo has been postponed and will be re-arranged at a later […]

Coronavirus COVID-19

Dear Member, Due to the current health situation with Covid-19, it is with regret that we have had to cancel all Society events for the time being.  This unfortunately includes the postponement of the AGM to a future date.   After all the hard work that has been put into organising events, especially by the Leinster committee for the […]

Coronavirus Covid-19 Disrupts Programme

Unfortunately our programme of winter lectures has been interrupted by the restrictions of gatherings while the Coronavirus is with us. There may be further cancellations and we will announce these as soon as possible. For the moment, the following are cancelled: March 26th: Collecting Plants for a Better Garden – Carl Wright at The Old […]

AGM Update.

AGM Sold Out!  All tickets for the AGM Gardens have now been sold. A Waiting List is in operation. If you would like to attend and have not booked yet, please add your name to this list.   You can do this by following the link below to the Eventbrite site: