Notice of cancellation of Russborough Plant Sale
Because of continuing crowd restrictions and the deferred lifting of Phase 4 of Covid-19 controls, Russborough estate have sadly decided to cancel the Plant Sale planned for 23 August in Russborough.  The RHSI fully understands and supports the decision made by the estate’s management team.
A sincere thank you to the many members who volunteered their time and assistance to the RHSI membership stand at the Plant Sale. While this event cannot take place, there will be other opportunities for members to actively engage with the Society.

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

Many gardens are looking forward to reopening with social distancing on 3 June. RHSI Partner Gardens should send details of their proposed summer opening times to  for circulation to members.

We are delighted so many people are enjoying this newsletter. Thank you to all contributors, RHSI members, members of the IGPS and the AGS who together have made these last issues so interesting.

A special thanks to Mary Hackett who edited the last eight newsletters. Shirley Cullen has kindly agreed to edit the next newsletters.Thanks also to Catríona Moloney who prepares the mail chimp to members each week.

Please keep the articles coming to Your article may not be published immediately but we appreciate that you take the time to write.

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

Most nurseries, garden centers and farmers’ markets in the Republic of Ireland reopened this week.

Many gardens are looking forward to reopening to the public under controlled conditions on 3 June. RHSI partner gardens should contact the RHSI with details of upcoming events.

TJ Maher, of Patthana Garden in Kiltegan, Co Wicklow, has rescheduled his garden course which will now start at the end of July. Link here for details.

A revised list of ISNA plant fairs for 2020 is available. Link here.

The 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is online until 23 May. Go to to experience the Show from your sofa.


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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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