The Events Committee of the RHSI organise a full and varied programme of events for members and guests. Some events must be pre-booked. Early booking is advisable and bookings are taken on a first come first served basis.
Lectures take place on Wednesday evenings and during the winter months, on Saturdays afternoons. There is a fantastic range of prominent speakers from gardeners to designers and plant specialists from Ireland and abroad who share a wealth of experience and photographs.
Floral Art demonstrations also take place on Wednesday evenings. We have many well known floral artists from Ireland and occasionally from abroad who come and show us new and innovative ways of creating flower arrangements. Gala demonstrations organised at Christmas are always a sell-out and early booking is advisable.
Day tours are organised during the summer months and are extremely popular. The tours consist of visits to gardens of which many are not usually open to the general public, as well as visits to other well known gardens. Travel is by coach leaving from south Dublin but with the option to meet the coach along the route for country members is required.
Overnight tours in Ireland and abroad are arranged each year. These are also very popular and can be booked up very quickly.
All events are listed on the programme. At times a last minute opportunity for a special garden visit or lecture may arise and these are posted on the website and sent to members by email as soon as they become available.
Lectures and floral art demonstrations are usually held in Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 4. Some lectures and seminars are held in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. Full details are listed under each event.
Non members are very welcome to join our events many of which must be pre-booked. Occasionally events will be restricted to members only.
For further information please contact Deborah Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer, you can view these events in a calendar format.
RHSI Members: Please log into Members Area to book.
Day Tour of Gardens of West Wicklow 06 July 2019
Led by Emily O’Kane, this tour will visit
June Blake’s Garden – spread over three rural acres, this garden is a rare fusion of
inspired design and painterly planting
Private Garden, Ballymore Eustace (by kind permission of Richard Cowley) – an
informal garden of 1 ½ acres with specimen trees, shrubs and meandering paths
leading to herbaceous borders, rockeries and secluded seated.
Private Garden, Manor Kilbride (by kind permission of Ann & Richard Coe)
Lunch in Hollywood.
Cost €80 per person includes coach, entrance to gardens, lunch, gratuities.
Coach departs at 9.30am and returns at 6-6.30pm
Travel by coach from Foxrock Church. Please let the office know if you would like to be
collected from Blackrock Dart station or other pick up points on route.
Members – please log into Members Area to book.