Who We Are

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.

What We Do

The RHSI is a thriving organisation run by its members on a voluntary basis with membership spread throughout the island of Ireland. The Council and committees of the RHSI are dedicated to developing our role in supporting Irish horticultural . Members enjoy lectures, garden visits and tours. The RHSI Journal is published three times a year. The RHSI use their website, Facebook Page and Tweets and Twitter account together with a weekly e-mail  to keep everyone up-to-date with events and activities.

The RHSI Garden Russborough, affords members the opportunity to work and learn alongside expert fellow-gardeners in the walled garden in the demesne.

The RHSI has an affiliated membership of over 90 horticultural, gardening and floral art societies and clubs.  Click to view the list of  societies and clubs.

Many of the gardens in the RHSI Partner Garden scheme offer free/reduced cost entry to RHSI members. Garden details are on this website.


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

Coolaught Walled Garden

Festina Lente

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

June Blake’s Garden, Blessington

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

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

Old Deanery Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden