E-Bulletin, Early May 2021

Dear IGPS member Welcome to the month of May, full of promise and one of the most uplifting months of the year for a gardener. We hope you all received your copy of the Newsletter recently and enjoyed reading at least some of the articles. If by any chance you did not receive your Newsletter, […]

Newsletter, April 2021

The latest issue of the newsletter should be with members now – Issue 152, April 2021.  This issue marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the society with an editorial which reminds us of the aims of the society and contains some excellent articles which will appeal to members: New Irish Rhododendrons from Seamus […]

E-Bulletin, March 2021

Dear IGPS member Whether you choose to use the Celtic, astronomical, or meteorological start date, spring is definitely now with us and, even better from a practical gardening point of view, summer time starts this weekend. We have both been busy with basic activities, Branka planting her potatoes and Maeve dividing herbaceous perennials, so no […]

E-Bulletin, Late February

Dear IGPS member, Welcome to our late February ebulletin. There has been more very encouraging feedback to the online lectures. Comments about the most recent one by Mike Nelhams, Curator of Tresco Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly included: Enjoyed the lecture. What a garden! Joan I really enjoyed the virtual visit to Tresco. Peggy […]

IGPS Winter E-Bulletin

IGPS ebulletin January / February Dear members Welcome to another ebulletin. There was an amazing turnout of almost 200 of us from all over Ireland and further afield for Rosemary Maye’s talk on 21st January; we think everyone who enjoyed it will want to say a big thank you to her for injecting some wonderful […]

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…https://www.bordbia.ie/gardening/plant-delivery-collection-services/…of nurseries and garden centres around Ireland. Please look through for online ordering and postal delivery […]

Past Newsletters now Online

You can now browse many past issues of the society’s newsletter online. Newsletters from 2003 – 2020 are available to date and earlier issues will be posted in time. Go to the website: https://irishgardenplantsociety.com/ and click on “Publications” at the top of the page and then on “Newsletters” in the drop-down menu or use this […]

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; igps.membership@gmail.com 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 […]