The Gardens Trust lecture series on Irish gardens (February 2023)

The Gardens Trust in the U.K. have organised a series of 4 online talks on historic gardens of Ireland. The lectures cost £5 individually or £16 for all four. Attendees will be sent a Zoom link prior to the start of the talk. Please see this EVENTBRITE LINK for details and registration:   1 […]

Prestigious RHS awards awarded to three Irish gardeners and IGPS members

This March sees three outstanding Irish gardeners and members of IGPS being awarded by the RHS for their invaluable contributions to the world of horticulture. Over the years we have all benefitted from their hard work, deep knowledge as well as generous sharing. Please join us in congratulating Thomas Pakenham, Seamus O’Brien and Paddy Mackie […]

E-Bulletin, January 2022

Dear member Welcome to the IGPS e-bulletin, January 2022 and a Happy New Year. So, without delay and thanks to the Leinster Committee, we will be starting the IGPS calendar of events, straight away with a zoom talk by; Adam Whitbourn Tuesday 11th January 2022. @8pm “Exploring Northern Vietnam and the Blarney Vietnamese woodland.” Adam Whitbourn, head […]

National Plant Collection Status – a note from the National Botanic Gardens.

National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Great news – a collection of 1,000 plants managed by the Irish Garden Plant Society has been awarded National Plant Collection status by Plant Heritage. Hundreds of these rare cultivars grow at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. Read more:…/irish-heritage-plants…/ Plant Heritage and the Irish Garden Plant Society both […]

IGPS E- Bulletin, Winter 2021

View this email in your browser Dear IGPS member We hope you have been enjoying the exceptionally mild autumn which seems to have extended to every corner of the country. Despite the unusually balmy temperatures, the days have grown shorter — it’s time to hang up the tools, cosy up indoors and get some inspiration […]


  Irish heritage plant group awarded National Plant Collection status Over 1,000 types of plant held in 75 different locations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have been recognised by leading UK horticultural charity   A group of over 1,000 plants that have either been bred, collected or named after Irish horticulturalists and/or […]

Newsletter, September 2021

Issue 153, September 2021, of the Newsletter is in the post and should be with members very soon. There was a slight delay so as to include a reminder that the Dublin Plant Sale has had to be cancelled because as the premises was not available due to concerns re Covid 19. Mary Forrest, Chairman, […]

E-Bulletin, September 2021

Dear member Welcome to a September edition of the ebulletin. This summer has provided plenty go good weather and, in comparison to last year, many welcome opportunities for us all to enjoy some garden visits. This issue of the ebulletin will share with you some reports, made by members, after enjoying some of the organised […]


Unfortunately, the annual plant sale in Dublin has had to be cancelled as those who manage the venue felt it should not proceed in the present Covid situation. As this has come so unexpectedly there is no possibility of organising a different venue. We are very sorry that we will not meet so many of […]

Zooming Along!

The Committee has decided that the winter lecture programme should move online via Zoom due to uncertainties about the availability of venues and in-person meetings. Our thanks to the regional committees who have put together the following programme of events. The links below will bring you to the full event details: 13 October: Pollinators in […]

Visit to Kilgar Gardens, Co. Meath. 14th August 2021

The intrepid gardeners in IGPS Leinster were not deterred by the rainy, dull weather from going to visit a very special garden in Co. Meath.   In fact, if anything, the dreary and disappointing weather increased their enjoyment, because the colours and beautiful contrasting shapes in the garden were all the more vibrant.  The extraordinary copper […]

E-Bulletin, July 2021

Celebrating 40 Years of the Society Dear Member Welcome to a special ebulletin which marks 40 years of the society. Our Chair, Mary Forrest provides us with a special introduction. Stephen Butler details a fantastic achievement and fellow members continue to provide interesting and varied snippets and news. On a summer’s evening in 1981 – […]