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Garden Clubs and Societies

Gardening clubs and societies are the lifeblood of the gardening community throughout the country. Even the most pleasurable gardening can be quite a solitary occupation, and thus sharing time and ideas with like-minded folk in a gardening group can hugely enhance and expand ones’s gardening world.

The majority of these groups organise garden visits during the spring and summertime, and monthly lectures in person or by Zoom during the autumn and winter. They may also have plant sales or swaps. The great social interactions and friendships that develop within these groups are guaranteed!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND A GARDENING CLUB IN YOUR AREA?
We would like our RHSI website to be the go-to place for the general public to enquire about gardening clubs and societies, whether these clubs are affiliated to the RHSI or not. (And of course we’d like them all to be!)

If you wish to find a club to join in your locality, please consult our county by county list in this section. Then request the individual club contact details from us in the RHSI at rhsiacs@gmail.com. (For GDPR reasons we cannot post contact information directly onto the website.)

WE ARE BUILDING OUR LIST OF CLUBS/SOCIETIES
Our countywide list is far from complete. If you are aware of any clubs not on the list, we would greatly appreciate if you would send the club name and contact email address to us at rhsiacs@gmail.com and we’ll check if they want to go on our list.

The second list is of clubs for which we have no contact information. Some may not even still be running. Any help again to rhsiacs@gmail.com would also be greatly appreciated.

COUNTRYWIDE GARDENING CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

CO CLARE
Ennis Flower and Garden Club

CO CORK
Airfield and Rathbarry Garden Club
Ballincollig Flower and Garden Club
Cork Flower Club
Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline
The Lough Flower and Garden Club
Cork Alpine/Hardy Plants Society.

CO DONEGAL
Donegal Garden Society

CO DUBLIN
Balbriggan & District Horticultural Society
Blanchardstown Gardening Group
Clontarf Garden Society
Doddervale Flower Club
Dublin Five Horticultural Society- disbanded 2022
Dundrum Flower Club
Fingal Horticultural Society
Foxrock & District Garden Club
Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society
Irish Dahlia Society
Irish Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society
Kilternan Gardening Club
Malahide Horticultural Society
Naul Gardening and Flower Club
North Dublin Flower Club( Raheny)
Rathgar Horticultural Society
Rush Hortcultural Society
South County Dublin Horticultural Society
Templeogue Horticultural Society-

Co FERMANAGH
Fermanagh Gardening Society

CO GALWAY
Galway Flower and Garden Club
Connemara Garden Club (Clifden)

CO KILKENNY
Kilkenny Flower Club

CO KILDARE
Maynooth Flower and Garden Club
Naas Flower and Garden Club

CO KERRY
Kenmare and District Gardening Club-

CO LAOIS
Borris-in-Ossary Garden Club

CO LOUTH
Boyne Valley Garden Trail
Drogheda Gardening Club

CO MAYO
Swinford and District Garden Club.

CO MEATH
Culmullen Flower and Gardening Club
Dunboyne Flower and Garden Club
Trim Floral Art Club

CO LIMERICK
Limerick Garden Plants Group

CO OFFALY
Birr Garden Club
Four Seasons Gardening Club
Tullamore Garden Cub.

CO TIPPERARY
Clonmel and District Horticultural Society
Glengarra Flower and Garden Club (Cahir)
Nenagh Flower and Garden Club.
Skeheenarenkinky Flower and Vegetable Club

CO WATERFORD
Waterford Garden Plant Society
Waterford Regional Gardening Club-disbanded Feb 2022

CO WESTMEATH
Castlepollard Gardening Club
Mullingar and District Gardening Club

CO WEXFORD
Bunclody Horticultural Society
County Wexford Garden and Flower Club

CO WICKLOW
Enniskerry Gardening Club.
Greystones Flower Club
Delgany and District Horticultural Society
St Kevin’s Garden Club, Blessington

Clubs and Societies for which we are seeking contact information

CO CORK
Bandon Flower Club
Blarney & District Flower Club
Cobh & District Gardening Club
Clonakilty Flower Club
Kingston Garden Club ( Mitchelstown)
Kinsale Flower Club
Ladysbridge & District Flower & Garden Club, (Near Castlemartyr)
Mallow Flower & Garden Club
The Alpine Plant Club Douglas
Youghal Garden Club

CO DONEGAL
The Muddy Boots Gardening Club

CO DUBLIN
St Brigid’s Gardening Club
Cameron Horticultural Society

CO KILDARE
Village Green Garden Club

CO KILKENNY
County Kilkenny Horticultural Society

CO LIMERICK
Limerick Flower and Garden Club

CO LONGFORD
Longford Flower Club

CO MEATH
Ratoath Garden Club
Kells and District Horticultural Society

CO MAYO
Mayo North Garden and Flower Club
Westport Gardening Club

CO MONAGHAN
Castleblaney Garden Club

CO SLIGO
Sligo Flower and Garden Club

CO TIPPERARY
Cahir Flower and Garden Flower

CO TYRONE
Omagh Gardening Society

CO WESTMEATH
Tyrellspass Gadening Club.

CO WEXFORD
Ramsgrange Horticultural Society

CO WICKLOW
Bray Flower Club

 

MESSAGE FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF GARDENING CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

BENEFITS OF RHSI AFFILIATED CLUBS AND SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP 2022-2023

Being a member of a local gardening club or society is hugely enjoyable- gaining horticultural knowledge while building social contacts and friendships based on a common love of gardening.
And...

If that club or society is also affiliated to the RHSI there are even more benefits.
For an annual fee of €60 the club receives…
1. A researched list of Guest Speakers with topics, background and contact information. The talks are either by Zoom or in person as negotiated with the speaker.
2. €50 annual subsidy towards a speaker’s fee.
3. Entitlement to join the RHSI Affiliated Clubs and Societies Insurance Scheme. Specially tailored for club activities and at a price that will not be bettered by approaching an individual insurance company.
4. The RHSI Journal twice yearly to share contents with club members.
5. The twice monthly eBulletin, to be forwarded on to members as wished. members can view many of the Zoom lectures listed in the Bulletin free or for a small fee.
6. RHSI membership card- for one club committee member.

Please go to the RHSI website membership section if you wish your club or society to join as an Affiliated Member.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Only individual RHSI members are entitled to free/ reduced Partner Garden entry, garden centre, other garden visit reductions etc. Please do check out the website for these great individual membership benefits.
There is plenty of very useful information on the main website for the general public- whether RHSI members or not.

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Wednesday 20 February, 2019

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