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.

The RHSI and the Alpine Garden Society are happy to be co-authors of this week’s newsletter.

From Monday 18 May most nurseries, garden centers and farmers’ markets in the Republic of Ireland will reopen to the public.

As some members of both the RHSI and the AGS will continue to use on-line suppliers, this week’s email newsletter includes a list of garden centers, nurseries and flower growers offering online and mail-order sales. If your favorite nursery is not on this list, please let us know at Previous newsletters in this series have listed many of the excellent nurseries and growers serving Irish gardeners, north and south. All need your support now.

It is always good to pass on news of an Irish horticultural success and we are delighted to hear that Christopher White recently received his Harry Howarth Gold Medal for Dahlia ‘Aggie White’ being the best performing cultivar in the 2019 Leeds trials. The dahlia was named for Christopher’s mother. Congratulations to Christopher and greetings to Mrs White.

It can’t be quite the same but it is good to know that the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is going virtual. It will be online from 18 to 23 May. Go to to experience the Show from your sofa.

Bord Bia have released details of Bloom at Home 2020.

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

Dower House

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

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

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