Events

 
Last updated 07 October 2019

Date
Organiser Location Event Contact
2019        

26th October
10.30am – 4pm

RHS and South West Branch

RHS Garden Rosemoor Torrington, Devon
EX38 8PH

Branch AGM and autumn meeting.
Special Guest Speaker Roy Lancaster
Plant sale, quiz, raffle. Member’s plants on show
£10 for members/ affiliates  £12 others

Dr John Marston
artavianjohn@gmail.com
01271 267091

9th November 10am

New Forest Branch

The Lecture Theatre Hillier Arboretum, Jermyn’s Lane, Ampfield, SO51 0QA

10am  AGM
11.15am Lecture by John Anderson, Keeper of the Savill and Valley Gardens
‘Plant hunting in cultivation’  Cost £6

Martin Gates
mgates@talktalk.net
023 8025 2843

9th November 10.30am

Wessex Branch

Ramster Gardens, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold GU8 4SN

AGM and Autumn walk around Ramster Gardens

Andy Fly  pinecroftgarden1@btconnect.com
01903 742350 

16th November 2pm

Wessex Branch

Ramster Gardens, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold GU8 4SN

Illustrated Talk by Rosemary Legrand ‘Idyllic Italian Gardens’
£5

Andy Fly  pinecroftgarden1@btconnect.com
01903 742350 

2020        

20th February  2020   11 am

Irish Branch

The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.

Tour led by Glasshouse Foreman, Brendan Sayers. This will be followed by a tour of the Great Palm House and the outdoor collections by Seamus O’Brien.
Booking essential, no admission fee.

Seamus O’Brien
seamus.obrien@opw.ie

25th February 2020

Wessex Branch

Ramster Gardens, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold GU8 4SN

Talk & Slide Show on Magnolias in the UK and New Zealand by Rod Wild
£5

Andy Fly  pinecroftgarden1@btconnect.com
01903 742350 

14th/15th March 2020

RHS and South West Branch

RHS Garden Rosemoor Torrington, Devon
EX38 8PH

RHS Early Camellia Competition and the Branch Magnolia, Rhododendron and Spring Ornamental Competition

Georgina Barter
georginabarter@rhs.org.uk
020 7821 3142
Dr John Marston
artavianjohn@gmail.com
01271 267091

19th March 2020  11am

Irish Branch

Mount Congreve Estate, Co. Waterford

Tour led by Curator Michael White

Seamus O’Brien
seamus.obrien@opw.ie

4th/5th April
2020

RHS

TBA

RHS Early Rhododendron, Main Camellia and Spring Ornamental Competition

Georgina Barter
georginabarter@rhs.org.uk
020 7821 3142

9th April 2020
11am and 2pm

Irish Branch

Tourin House and Gardens and Dromana House and Gardens, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

The Blackwater valley is noted for its many historic manor houses with good gardens. We will visit two notable piles with fine woodland gardens. Booking essential Admission fee.

Seamus O’Brien
seamus.obrien@opw.ie

16th April 2020 10.30am

Irish Branch

The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow

Tour led by Head Gardener, Seamus O’Brien.
Booking essential, no admission fee.

Seamus O’Brien
seamus.obrien@opw.ie

22nd to 29th April 2020

RCM Group

Brittany, France

Spring Tour of Gardens of Brittany, from Portsmouth

Brightwater Holidays
www.brightwaterholidays.com
01334 657155
Christopher Legrand
clegrand@pirltd.org.uk
01202 873344

25th/26th April 2020

RHS and South West Branch

RHS Garden Rosemoor Torrington, Devon
EX38 8PH

RHS Main Rhododendron Competition and the Branch Camellia, Magnolia, and Floral Display Competition

Georgina Barter
georginabarter@rhs.org.uk
020 7821 3142
Dr John Marston
artavianjohn@gmail.com
01271 267091

2nd May

Wessex Branch

Ramster Gardens, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold GU8 4SN

Branch Show including Centenary Cup competition

Andy Fly  pinecroftgarden1@btconnect.com
01903 742350 

8th May 2020
10.30am

Irish Branch

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Full details to follow. Booking essential
No fee

Seamus O’Brien
seamus.obrien@opw.ie

9th May

RCM Group

A.G.M.

Bowood House

Polly Cooke
polly.cooke@btinternet.com
01932 863719

13th May 2020 11am and 2pm

Irish Branch

Ringdufferin Estate and Mahee Island, Strangford Lough, Co. Down

Ringdufferin House lies on the west side of Strangford Lough and is home to Tracy Hamilton, the current Irish vice-chair of the International Dendrology Society who will lead the tour of the gardens
Paddy Mackie is one of Northern Ireland’s best-known plantsmen and from 1960 began a garden on a windswept island in Strangford Lough (See Rhododendrons, Camellias, Magnolias, pp. 27-34. 2019). Booking essential. No fee.

Seamus O’Brien
seamus.obrien@opw.ie

28th August 2020

Irish Branch

The Annesley Gardens, Castlewellan and the Seaforde Demesne, Seaforde, Co. Down.

Full details to follow

Seamus O’Brien
seamus.obrien@opw.ie

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