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RHSI Annual Seminar

Saturday 04 March, 2017

‘The Wonder of Plants’

The Seminar runs from 10.30 am until 4.30pm


Martin Walsh (garden designer & plant hunter) – ‘Himalayan and Chinese Plants for the Irish Garden’

He is a garden designer and consultant and a modern-day plant hunter.  During the last 17 years, he has participated in numerous expeditions, especially to the Himalaya and China as well as South Africa and Lesotho, Central Asia, and Turkey. To date he has undertaken three expeditions to China as well as nine expeditions to various Himalayan regions including Bhutan, India, Tibet, and Nepal. He has lectured widely including the USA, Canada, and the UK. His talk will feature some the most spectacular and garden-worthy plants that he has encountered on his various Himalayan and Chinese expeditions. While some plants from this region may be a challenge to grow, he has carefully selected those plants that are easily grown in an Irish garden.


Paul Smyth (Crug Garden Plants, North Wales) – ‘Wild Plants and their Origins’

He has been working for the past two years in the UK in two of the top specialist nurseries. He is  currently the Gardener at Crug Farm Plants, a mecca for new, unusual and rare plants. Paul’s biggest passion is for Geophytes, but through his work he has become increasingly interested in species plants  ,particularly woody plants. In November 2016 he put what he had learnt to the ultimate test by joining a plant hunting expedition to North Vietnam.


Matthew Jebb (Director NBG Glasnevin) – ‘The World of Extra-Ordinary Plants’

He has been Keeper of the Herbarium and Taxonomist at the gardens since 1998. He is currently Chairman of PlantNetwork, the Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland, which represents nearly 100 of the leading plant collections in these islands.


Coffee/Tea included.

Location: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Tel: 01-4937154 Email:


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