The Leinster Committee has organised a visit to the above gardens on Saturday 22 August at 2 pm. There will be two groups: one visiting the War Memorial Gardens first followed by the gardens at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. The second group will do the gardens in reverse. Members can find further information and choose which garden they wish to visit first(see below) Spaces are limited to 12 per group hence this is a members-only event.
On each guided tour a presentation will be made of Ecallonica ‘Alice’ named for Alice, the wife of C. F. Ball, assistant keeper at Glasnevin who died during the First World War. In June 2016, the IGPS made a presentation of Escallonia ‘C.F. Ball’ to the staff at the National War Memorial Gardens so the Society is delighted to be able to make a presentation of E.’Alice’ during this visit.
To book War Memorial Gardens followed by the gardens at The Royal Hospital:
To book the gardens at The Royal Hospital Kilmainham followed by a tour of the War Memorial Gardens: