Over 90 members of the Irish Garden Plant Society met in County Down last weekend for the Annual General Meeting. We were treated to four very different gardens, each of them fantastic in their own way. Well done and many thanks to the Northern Committee for doing such a brilliant job organising what was a […]
Botanical Art Worldwide is a ground-breaking collaboration between botanical artists, organisations and institutions worldwide. Twenty three artists are creating and exhibiting botanical artworks of native plants found in each of their countries to create a record of today’s botanical diversity. Digital slide shows of up to forty works, with all other countries’ images will be shown […]
Volume 17 of Moorea, The Journal of the Irish Garden Plant Society, has just been published. This journal is an occasional publication and is free to members of the society. The contents of this volume are: “Frederick Moore – His Support for Horticulture in Ireland and Beyond” by Mary Forrest “Lord Milo Talbot […]
The latest issue of the Newsletter is out! Catch up on reports from the regions, news of upcoming events, progress in the trial of heritage Irish bergenias at the National Botanic Gardens and much more.
An old daffodil, thought to be lost, has been found and is thriving. I was delighted to see it growing today at the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh. For the best account of its background read Terence Reeves-Smyth’s paper.
There was a large audience to hear Andrea’s excellent talk in The Old Courthouse Antrim on March 22nd. Andrea has photographed gardens professionally for over 20 years and her photos of both public and private gardens from around the world were amazing, showing some wonderful design ideas. She featured gardens from many well-known designers such as […]
New Garden Plants from the Netherlands, Ronald Houtman, National Botanic Gardens March 9th 2018 We are all used to the fact that Dutch nurseries for years have supplied massive amounts of plants to satisfy our insatiable appetite – and especially for new plants. Based in Boskoop, the centre of the nursery trade, Ronald Houtman as […]
You may recall that two of the Primrose Hill snowdrop cultivars were illustrated in “Irish Heritage Plants” – Galanthus ‘Cicely Hall’ and Galanthus ‘Ruby Baker’. The gardens at Primrose Hill are open every afternoon in February , 2p.m. until dusk, with an admission charge of €6, so here is an opportunity to see these beautiful […]
Join Seamus O’Brien at the Visitor Centre at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin at 8pm on Thursday 22nd February to hear some fascinating stories from a recent expedition to Myanmar where he visited the areas botanised by Lady Charlotte Wheeler Cuffe and Captain Frank Kindgom Ward in the early part of the twentieth century.
Snowdrop Week in Altamont Gardens. 12th February 2018 – 18th February 2018. The very popular Snowdrop Week at Altamont Gardens runs from February 12th – 18th and is a great opportunity to view this unique collection, first started by Corona North, former owner of the gardens, and now amongst the largest in Ireland.
The January 2018 Newsletter should be with all members now and includes – An update on Irish heritage plants from Stephen Butler – Notice and information for our Annual General Meeting in May – A note on activities at Pogue’s Entry – Brendan Sayers on breeding daffodils and a note on the rare Juania australis […]
There was a good turn out for our talk on Irish Snowdrops on Saturday, 20th January with Assumpta Broomfield. Our next talk ‘The Story of Blarney Castle Gardens’ with headgardener Adam Whitbourn is on Feb 15th at 8pm. Photos and report from Ali Rochford