Welcome to the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

The RHSI Garden at Russborough is currently closed due to level 5 restrictions.

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.  We can’t run RHSI workshops, garden visits, or tours at present. However we will do our best to share garden ideas by email to members and on social media. We have also moved our lecture series to a digital format.  Take a look at our event section for upto date information on our Zoom series.  Our new Garden Expertise page will bring you articles and tips.

Regretfully, the RHSI would like to confirm to members that all tours for 2020 are cancelled. A tour schedule for 2021 will be circulated at a later date. Refunds will be made for all bookings. In the meantime we have collated some nice images from 2019 and we would like to thank all of our hardworking volunteers for contributing to a memorable year.



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 Zoom talk – Floral Art Demonstra... @ Online Zoom Meeting
Zoom talk – Floral Art Demonstra... @ Online Zoom Meeting
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
Zoom talk – Floral Art Demonstration Karen Robinson is organising a floral art demonstration. Details to follow. This is a free event and the Zoom Link will be emailed to all members Read More
7:30 pm Zoom talk – ‘Drawn from Nature’ ... @ Online Zoom Meeting
Zoom talk – ‘Drawn from Nature’ ... @ Online Zoom Meeting
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Zoom talk – Patricia Butler 'Drawn from Nature' ‘Drawn from Nature’, Patricia Butler will show images and talk about this year’s National Gallery exhibition which she co-curated. This is a free event and the Zoom[...]
12:30 am RHSI Reunited Lunch @ National Yacht Club
RHSI Reunited Lunch @ National Yacht Club
Jan 2 @ 12:30 am
Christmas Lunch RHSI lunch in the National Yacht Club, Dunlaoghaire, restrictions permitting. This will be a ticketed event and members will be notified when they are made available. Read More


Our sincere thanks to everyone who contributes to the weekly email newsletter. Please keep the articles coming to and Your article may not be printed immediately but we appreciate that you take the time to write.

Some of the material in the newsletters is also be available on the GARDEN EXPERTISE page and some will also feature in Facebook posts.




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

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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