Rowallane

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: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/agm-westport-16-17-may-2020-tickets-87794103527  

Special Plants with Derry Watkins

Many thanks to Derry Watkins, owner of Special Plants Nursery near Bath, for two wonderful talks: Derelict Hill Farm to Garden, where she showed us the creation of her beautiful garden and Botanizing in Kyrgyzstan, the ‘Switzerland of Asia’, taking us on her recent exploration in the high mountains of central Asia. Derry grows and […]

AGM 2020 – You need to book quickly!

AGM 2020 Spaces for our AGM are filling up fast. If you intend coming to Westport please do not delay in booking: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/agm-westport-16-17-may-2020-tickets-87794103527   A very attractive rate has been negotiated with the Castlecourt Hotel. To book please phone the hotel directly +353 98 55088  and quote the special code 1045174.    All details are on our website. […]

Annual General Meeting 2020: Details Announced

AGM Weekend Westport, Co Mayo. 16 &17 May 2020     Booking:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agm-westport-16-17-may-2020-tickets-87794103527   The AGM weekend is, for many of our members, the highlight of the year. This year IGPS Leinster has organised something very special….. For the first time ever, the IGPs is heading to Westport https://www.destinationwestport.com/on Clew Bay in Co Mayo. Six […]

Newsletter, January 2020

The January 2020 issue of the Society’s newsletter has been sent to members. It is an excellent issue with a strong emphasis on Irish plants and gardens – interesting plant portraits and news of Irish gardens. Well done to the editing committee for producing such a top-class newsletter!   Contents: Welcome A Note from the […]

T. J. Maher at Malone House – How to get the most from the Smaller Garden.

On Wednesday evening, around 100 members and guests attended Malone House, Belfast, and enjoyed an inspiring lecture ‘How to get the most from the Smaller Garden’ by artist T.J. Maher from Patthana Garden, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. T.J.’s photos of his 1/3 acre garden were wonderful, with his fabulous plant selections and colour combinations. There was […]