Members are eligible to attend events in any part of Ireland, so don’t limit your browsing to your own location. The categorisation by geographic region is for administration and organisational purposes only.
Non-members are very welcome at our events though there will be a charge for insurance purposes. Do come along and join us and, perhaps, become a member. There will be events which will be restricted to members only – perhaps because of the size of the garden and the need to restrict numbers or because this is the wish of the garden owner – and, on these occasions, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate non-members.
We occasionally list events of other groups in the ‘Other Events’ category, generally for groups we regularly work with. These are not part of the official IGPS programme but may be of interest to members.
Dahlias and hostas, for example, are plants that serve multiple uses in the garden; not only do they look good but they tastes good also. Orlaith Murphy will take us on a botanical gastro-journey, showing us the bounty that’s been hiding all along, growing right under our noses, in our gardens. You won’t look at plants in the same way again!
An organic gardening teacher and with a background in forest gardening and permaculture, Orlaith Murphy has become known as Ireland’s queen of “edimentals”, ornamental plants which are also edible. As the interest in unusual edibles continues to grow, a new and typically urban generation of gardeners is increasingly seeking out the sort of plants that make maximum use of their tiny plots in exciting and environmentally sustainable ways
Join us in the Visitor Centre in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, for a gardening lecture with a difference!