Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

Cumann Ríoga Gairneoireach na hÉireann

RHSI, Laurelmere, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

In 2016 the RHSI celebrates 200 years of promoting the knowledge, skill and practice of horticulture, arboriculture and floral art in Ireland. Join us as we remember our past and look to the future.

Become a Member

Free days out at Partner Gardens, priority booking and discounted tickets to events, great Journal, and free gardening advice.

RHSI Garden Russborough

Our garden is fun to visit, and even more fun to enjoy working in with fellow gardening enthusiasts.

Events 2016

Events are regularly updated. Be sure to book!


The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, founded in 1816, is a registered charity, dedicated to promoting and improving the knowledge, skill and practice of horticulture, arboriculture and floral art. Today, the RHSI is the leading organisation for gardeners in Ireland.


Forthcoming Events

We organise garden visits and garden-orientated tours in Ireland and overseas. We have a winter lecture programme, practical gardening workshops in Spring and Summer, a list of Partner Gardens, the RHSI Journal published three times a year, the RHSI  restoration of the walled garden at Russborough as our charity focus and an exciting Bicentenary Seminar planned for the RDS in September 2016. RHSI members have priority booking privileges but many events are also open to other interested gardeners.

Full Day ‘Snowdrop Day’ Seminar

Saturday 20 February, 2016

Floral Art Demonstration

Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Lecture by Carmel Duignan

Wednesday 09 March, 2016

Ballyrobert Cottage Garden and Nursery

Bantry House and Garden

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Garden

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Coolaught Walled Garden

Gash Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

June Blake’s Garden, Blessington

Killruddery House and Gardens

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Mount Usher Gardens

Newtownbarry House and Garden

Oakfield Park Gardens

Seaforde Garden and Butterfly House

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Woodville Walled Garden