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In accordance with HSE guidelines on Covid 19 containment, the following is RHSI policy. The offices at Laurelmere are closed. This will be reviewed on 29th April.

All RHSI events planned to 15 May are cancelled with immediate effect.  The remaining events program  will be reviewed on 29 April.

The AGM planned for 11 May is cancelled and will be rescheduled in line with HSE guidelines.

The RHSI Garden Show Russborough planned for 12 July has been put on hold. Russborough House and Parklands are closed and the RHSI walled garden is no longer accessible to volunteers.

At this difficult time, those of us with gardens are very lucky. Spring has sprung and there is plenty to do outside. Some of the 47 RHSI partner gardens remain open but do check with them before visiting. We have just added Collon House and Killyreagh Gardens to the list of partner gardens.

Membership of the RHSI offers anyone with an interest in gardens, gardening and plants year-round access to a community, expert knowledge through our journal and events and a range of experiences, including free or reduced entry to 47 prestigious Partner Gardens.

This website will provide you with all of the information you require regarding lectures, tours, garden visits, demonstrations, workshops, plant sales, social occasions and the RHSI Walled Garden at Russborough. It also contains a booking and payment platform. Should you require any assistance or further information, please get in touch.


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.


8:00 pm Easter Flower Arranging- CANCELLED @ Wesley House
Easter Flower Arranging- CANCELLED @ Wesley House
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
Easter Flower Arranging with Karen Robinson Members €20 – Non Member €25 Member Booking Link      Non-Member Booking Link Member rates dependant on producing a valid RHSI Membership Card Read More
9:30 am Day Tour – RHSI Russborough – CA... @ Depart Foxrock Church
Day Tour – RHSI Russborough – CA... @ Depart Foxrock Church
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am
Saturday 04 Day Tour to RHSI Russborough Depart Foxrock Church 09.30am Members €50  Member Booking Link Read More
8:00 pm Corona North & Altamont – CANCELLED @ Wesley House
Corona North & Altamont – CANCELLED @ Wesley House
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Corona North & Altamont - CANCELLED @ Wesley House
  Assumpta Broomfield graduated with distinction from the National Botanic Gardens in 1998 and is known to be one of Ireland’s most accomplished gardeners. She has worked in the private sector designing and constructing gardens[...]



This year why not get your mother a GIFT VOUCHER for membership of the RHSI? For a whole year she can enjoy visiting partner gardens, attending talks and workshops and be part of the growing gardening community.

As well as taking part as a member of the organisation, we invite people to get involved in all sorts of ways, including at the gardens in Russborough and Laurelmere.



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

Collon House

Coolaught Walled Garden

Coolwater 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

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

The Bay Garden

The Dower House

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

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