RHSI Membership


RHSI is committed to the greenest path, treading lightly on our planet. We believe that every small action can create a wave of change. Why not join us in preserving the natural world for generations to come.


all-day RHSI Day Tour to gardens of West... @ Kent station Cork City
RHSI Day Tour to gardens of West... @ Kent station Cork City
Jun 8 all-day
RHSI Day Tour to gardens of West Cork @ Kent station Cork City
Day Tour to gardens of West Cork departing from Cork City led by Hester Forde, Visiting: Knock House, Coachford (Christine & Sean Linehan), tea/coffee on arrival. Lunch at Dunmore House followed by visit and guided[...]
all-day RHSI Day Tour to gardens of Lime... @ Galway Black Box Car Park
RHSI Day Tour to gardens of Lime... @ Galway Black Box Car Park
Jun 29 all-day
RHSI Day Tour to gardens of Limerick @ Galway Black Box Car Park
Galway Day Tour to Limerick gardens – Open for booking on April 29th Saturday 29th June 2024 Day Tour to gardens of Limerick (ex Galway City) led by Geraldine Colleran Visiting Coolwater Garden, Fedamore (Kevin[...]

News Bulletin

Stay in the know with the RHSI Newsletter, your window into the world of gardening, nature, and community. Discover the latest updates, gardening tips, and inspiring stories that bloom within our community...Here are a couple of sample news bulletins

Partner Gardens

Free or half price entry to moe than 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

Click here to read e-bulletins

Discover RHSI Bellefield: A Haven for Gardeners and Nature Lovers

Cultivating Nature, Nurturing Knowledge, Sowing Seeds of Change

Step into the enchanting world of RHSI Bellefield, where the beauty of gardens meets the warmth of community. RHSI Bellefield will serve as our headquarters, a place where gardening enthusiasts, nature lovers, and curious minds can come together to learn, grow, and connect.

Embracing All Seasons and All Ages

Our mission at Bellefield is to provide a space for everyone, regardless of age or experience level, to celebrate the wonders of gardening. We'll host open days starting in 2023, perfectly timed to showcase the garden's splendor during moments like the snowdrop bloom. These events may span weekends, making it convenient for you to join us.

Paul Smyth: A Passionate Steward

We're privileged to have Paul Smyth, a former student of Angela's, at the helm of Bellefield's future. With his deep-rooted knowledge and experience, Paul is not only maintaining the garden's high standards but also overseeing training courses. We're confident that under his care, Bellefield will continue to flourish and inspire generations.

Angela's Legacy: A Garden of Wonders

Bellefield, a treasure just outside Shinrone, bears the legacy of Angela Jupe, a visionary gardener. Angela's dedication and love for plants led her to transform a derelict two-acre walled garden into a lush wonderland. Her collections of snowdrops, old French Roses, Nerines, Irises, and more are a testament to her passion.

Angela's dream was to see Bellefield as a haven for gardeners, a place to learn, create, and share. In her memory, we are determined to make that dream a reality.

A Welcoming Home for All

Our goal is to make Bellefield a place for everyone. We'll host open days, events, and eventually, regular public access to the garden. The entrance fee will be affordable, and RHSI members can enjoy free access. Join us, and together, we'll nurture this vibrant garden.

A Garden for All, A Heart in the Community

RHSI envisions Bellefield as more than just a garden; it's a community hub. We're committed to engaging the people of Shinrone and South Offaly in our journey. Your participation is vital, and we warmly invite you to be part of this green revolution. Gardening is an art, and we're here to teach and share that art with you.

The Heart of Gardening Education

Bellefield is not just a garden; it's a hub for horticultural training, a place where dreams of gardening expertise take root. Paul Smyth, with his unique journey from a student to head gardener, embodies the essence of learning, growing, and cultivating.

Volunteer with Us: Cultivate Connections

If you have a passion for meeting people and a desire to learn the art of gardening, consider volunteering with RHSI at Bellefield. We believe in the power of shared experiences and hands in the soil. Reach out to us at if you're interested in joining our volunteer team.

Join us at Bellefield, and let's celebrate the art of gardening, together.



The gardens at Bellefield are currently closed but see details on our events page for our February 2024 Snowdrop Open Weekends

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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

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

Caher Bridge Garden

Colclough Walled Garden

Collon House

Coolaught Walled Garden

Coolwater Garden

Dawros Gallery & Garden

Dower House

Drimbawn Garden

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’

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

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 Congreve 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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