Welcome to the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

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 RHSI Garden Russborough is currently open to visitors every Wednesday and Saturday from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm when you can meet the gardening volunteers, learn about their work and perhaps even decide to come along and volunteer yourself.  Plants and produce are on sale.  On 22 June North Kildare Beekeepers installed three beehives in the garden.

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.

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.


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Wed 27

The Propagators Diary

November 27 @ 8:00 pm



As a charity the RHSI relies on volunteers to

  • organise talks and tours
  • manage the Partner Garden programme
  • produce the Journal
  • work in the gardens at Russborough and Laurelmere
  • promote the RHSI on social media
  • maintain this website



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

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

Kilgar Gardens

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

Patthana 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

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