June 2015


Dear Member There’s a lot going on in the Society as you’ll see from the enclosed Annual Report and we all hope you will be able to join us at the Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club on Thursday 9th July at 8 pm when there will be a slide show of last year’s tours after the formal business of the annual and extraordinary general meetings. The bar will be open and refreshments will be available; this is a great chance for members to talk to those of us on Council and to understand more about the changes that are taking place.

We value your views, particularly about the sort of charitable activities which the Society should be undertaking and just as importantly about the sort of fund raising events we should be holding around the country to pay for those activities – a quick look for ‘fund raising activities’ on Google will show you 300 or more ways of having fun while raising money for an activity which we value and share with so many others.

We would like to see the Society taking a much more prominent role in all aspects of horticulture throughout Ireland – like all charities we rely on our members and volunteers; as well as charitable activities and fund-raising, we need help with book-keeping and membership records (which might well suit anyone who wished to work from home for a few hours each week). So make a note in your diary – 8pm Thursday 9th July – and come along to talk to us.

Sincerely yours

Robert Myerscough


Airfield Estate Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Bellefield House

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Garden

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Coolaught Walled Garden

Festina Lente

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde Garden – ‘Coosheen Garden’

Irish National Stud and Gardens – The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden

Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum and Gardens

June Blake’s Garden, Blessington

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Killruddery House and Gardens

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Oakfield Park Gardens

Old Deanery Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

The Dower House

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden