RHSI Membership

RHSI Membership


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.


7:30 pm RHSI Zoom – Jonathan Drori
RHSI Zoom – Jonathan Drori
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jonathan Drori – ‘Around the World in 80 Plants’. Read More
7:30 pm RHSI Zoom – Lee Davis
RHSI Zoom – Lee Davis
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lee Davis, Curator of Kew Fungarium – ‘Your Cousin’s a Mushroom’ Read More

News Bulletin

Thank you to one and all who take the time to send in photos and articles for the weekly bulletin. Please do keep them coming in to  It is wonderful to be able to share our members experience and showcase your gardens.  Some of the material from the news bulletins may also be available on the GARDEN EXPERTISE page and some will also feature in Facebook posts.

Here are a couple of sample news bulletins

March 16th 2023

March 2nd 2023

February 8th 2023

Partner Gardens

Free or half price entry to 50 partner gardens around Ireland

Zoom Talks & Lectures

An annual series of lectures covering areas of interest to the aspiring and experienced gardeners and plant lovers

The RHSI Journal

The RHSI Journal is packed full of information suitable to the Irish Climate

Shows & Events

Practical workshop, plant sales, flower shows, demonstrations and exhibitions

Garden Tours

Garden visits and organised group tours around Ireland and abroad

News Bulletin

Regular News bulletin with seasonal advice and tips

Here are a couple of sample news bulletins

March 11 2021 

Feb 11 2021

Jan 28 2021

Bellefield House and Garden

The RHSI are delighted to announce that, following Angela Jupe’s extraordinarily generous bequest of Bellefield House and Gardens to the Society, our good fortune continues with Paul Smyth agreeing to be Head Gardener at RHSI Bellefield. Very exciting times for the RHSI. See Paul’s message below.

" I'm delighted, honoured and very excited to announce that I am taking on the role of head gardener at Bellefield House and Gardens in Co Offaly. To be known as RHSI Bellefield

I was extremely lucky to have been mentored by Bellefield's last owner Angela Jupe who bequeathed the house and gardens to the RHSI to become their training garden.

Angela was a visionary thinker, garden designer, plantswoman, architect, and collector to name but a few of her varied skills and interests. She was an important figure in my career and someone I always turned to.

I have been involved since Angela's death in the upkeep of the site along with a few other key people who have worked tirelessly to maintain the house and gardens.

We will have various open days next year, starting with some in February for Snowdrop season. Bellefield has one of the finest collections in Ireland of both named and naturalised snowdrops. Keep an eye on our brand new Instagram page @rhsibellefield for updates.

To Angela I say thank you. We hope to honour your generosity and to inspire new generations of gardeners. Bellefield with its 2 acres of walled garden, parkland, pasture, meadows, woodlands and bog is a remarkable site, with lots of potential. It is an honour to be able to be trusted with the task of being the new custodian of this remarkable place.

I look forward to welcoming some of you there in the year ahead!" Paul Smyth RHSI Bellefield



The gardens at Bellefield are currently closed but see details on our events page for our February 2023 Snowdrop Open Weekends

Click here for more information






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

Ardan Garden

Ballintubbert Gardens and House

Ballycommane Garden

Ballyedmond Castle Garden

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Belvedere House Gardens & Park

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Demesne

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Collon House

Coolaught Walled Garden

Coolwater Garden

Dawros Gallery & Garden

Dower House

Dromana House and Gardens

Festina Lente

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glenarm Castle Walled Garden

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde Garden – ‘Coosheen Garden’

Hunting Brook Gardens

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 and Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens


Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Oakfield Park

Old Deanery Garden

Patthana Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Seanabea Cottage


Strokestown Park Gardens

Tourin House & Gardens

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

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