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
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 info@RHSI.ie 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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