Welcome to the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

Hello to all RHSI members

Whether cocooning, self-isolating, or out there doing the essential jobs keeping all of us safe. Covid-19 is changing all our plans, reprioritising our schedules, and making us grateful for what we have. For many of us, our gardens are real havens in this unsettling time.   Thank you for being part of the RHSI and helping to spread the pleasure of gardening far and wide. It’s been a strange and challenging year where access to a garden and the benefits to mental and physical health which it brings were appreciated more than ever.

Particular thanks to the members of the various committees of the society who have had to deal with changes and cancellations of so many events and activities and have shown tremendous commitment and flexibility through a very difficult year. Your work and support for the RHSI as volunteers is the great strength of the society and allows us to do so much.

We look forward to 2021 and a return to more predictable times where we can gather to share our common interest in gardens and gardening. Meanwhile, stay safe and we wish you a  Happy and Healthy New Year.

Brenda Branigan (RHSI President)
Philip Hollwey (RHSI Chairperson)




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.


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Forthcoming Events



Day Tour to Altamont Garden, Co Carlow

Saturday 09 February, 2019

Floral Art demonstration by Suzanne Cray

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Airfield Estate Gardens

Ballycommane Garden

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

Collon House

Coolaught Walled Garden

Coolwater Garden

Dower House

Festina Lente

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde Garden – ‘Coosheen Garden’

Hunting Brook Garden

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

Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum and Gardens

June Blake’s Garden

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Kilgar Gardens

Killruddery House and Gardens

Killyreagh Garden

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kilravock Garden

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

Patthana Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

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