This year's AGM is taking us to the heart of Ireland where we will explore four distinct gardens in the Birr area. Our members, Lord and Lady Rosse, will welcome us to their home and gardens at Birr Castle.
We will visit the walled garden of our member Angela Jupe, noted for many flowering bulbs, some of which you be able to purchase. A private town garden, designed by Angela in the heart of historic Birr, is also featured.
Our final garden brings us to Lough Boora Discovery Park to explore the many flora (and fauna) of this biodiverse landscape.
See our January 2017 Newsletter for more details.
Our hotel for the weekend is The County Arms. There is plenty of room and the IGPS is pleased to announce competitive rates for the weekend (see below). Our AGM will, appropriately enough, take place in the Garden Room at 10.00am. Interested? Booking opens February 1st. Places limited.
Accommodation can be booked by phoning the County Arms Hotel at +353(57)9120791.
Please quote Irish Garden Plant Society weekend when booking to avail of these rates
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The Irish Garden Plant Society is a group of enthusiastic gardeners with a special love for Irish plants. We are passionate about researching, finding and propagating Irish plants to ensure their survival. We research Irish gardens and garden history. We actively promote Irish horticulture with recognition for our exhibits at major international shows, including Chelsea. We enjoy Irish gardens through regular talks, lectures, workshops and visits to gardens. We publish a Newsletter three times a year and a journal every few years.
The Society has members throughout the island of Ireland and is divided into three regions: Northern, Leinster and Munster. In Leinster we hold our lectures during the Winter at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and we organise visits to gardens, many of which are private, in the Eastern region.Members are very welcome to attend lectures or visit gardens in any region.
In addition we maintain close links with other gardens societies such as The Irish Society of Botanical Artists, Plant Heritage,the Alpine Garden Society, the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland and the Royal Horticultural Society.
Do come along to one of our events and speak to any member for more information.