Welcome to the RHSI website. We hope the information you need is here and that RHSI members will find the online booking and payment facilities easy to use. You can follow RHSI on social media by clicking on the links on the right of every page. You can also subscribe to the weekly email newsletter with details of events. The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland organises a wide variety of events each year including lectures, tours, garden visits, floral art demonstrations, workshops, plant sales and social occasions.
NEW PATRON: Helen Dillon has stepped back after eight years as patron of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI). Helen generously supported every aspect of the Society’s work. The RHSI sincerely thanks Helen for her engagement with the Society and wish her and Val good health and many years of active gardening. Diarmuid Gavin has agreed to be the Society’s new patron. An award winning garden designer and one of Ireland’s leading horticulturists, Diarmuid looks forward to working with the RHSI to promote sustainable gardening and a vibrant future for Irish horticulture.
The annual Garden Show at Russborough on Sunday 28 July featured plant stalls, talks, demonstrations, tours and gardening advice. Visitors to the walled garden met the volunteers, learned about the garden and were entertained by the Ballymore Concert Band. More pictures.
A magnificent RHSI Sweet Pea Show was held in the National Botanic Gardens on 20 and 21 July. With thanks to Ignatius O'Brien for his wonderful organisation, to the National Botanic Gardens for hosting the show and to all of the competitors and volunteers who all contributed to make the Show such another great success.
The RHSI Garden Russborough is open to visitors every day during the summer months. On Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm you can meet the gardening volunteers, learn about their work and perhaps even decide to come along and volunteer yourself. The garden is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12.30 to 3.30 and Sunday 2 to 5. Plants and produce are on sale. On 22 June North Kildare Beekeepers installed three beehives in the garden.
The RHSI Partner Garden Scheme is now in its seventh year and consists of 42 outstanding large and medium sized gardens throughout the island of Ireland. The Partner Garden owners generously offer RHSI members free or reduced price entry on production of their current membership cards. The latest garden to join the scheme is the Patthana Garden in Wicklow.
Why not become an RHSI member today and sign up online? Members get free or reduced price entry to Partner Gardens, priority booking and discounted tickets to events, great Journal, and free gardening advice.
As a charity the RHSI relies on volunteers to