Garden Show

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI), The Alfred Beit Foundation and Quinns of Baltinglass have teamed up to host a Garden Show on

Saturday, 29th July 2017 from 10am to 5pm 

In the historic parkland setting of Russborough, in the heart of beautiful West Wicklow.  


Here are some of the highlights:


  • The Marketplace will have an extensive range of stalls with specialist plants, flowers, tools, books and other essentials for gardening.


  • Quinns have invited a hand picked group of suppliers and experts to join them in the Retail Courtyard. Expect garden furniture, barbecues, tools, clothing and accessories along with demos, spot prizes and gardening advice. The 2017 range of Husqvarna products will be on display.
  • Click Here for a list of stall holders
  • A knowledgeable and entertaining line-up of speakers:

11.00 – Martin Walsh, Plant Hunter and Garden Designer

‘Himalayan and Chinese Plants for the Irish Garden’

12.30 – Paul Martin, Gold Medal Winner at Chelsea 2016

‘Creating Beautiful Gardens’

14.00 – Dara Craul of Back Avenue Books & June Blake’s Garden

‘Garden Books – A Short History’

15.30 – Paul MartinGold Medal Winner at Chelsea 2016

‘Creating Beautiful Gardens’

  • Watch RHSI flower arranging demonstrations with flowers from the borders in the Walled Garden:

12.00 – Maria Watchorn:

‘A vertical Arrangement for the Hall Table’

13.30 – Karen Robinson:

‘A simple hand-tied Wedding Bouquet using Garden Flowers’

15.00 – Karen Robinson:

‘Flowers from the Garden – An Arrangement’

  • Family activities for budding gardeners in the walled garden.

Other attractions include:

  • Delicious food by Brambles Catering
  • Free car parking and access to playground for accompanied children
  • Special 2-for-1 rate for tours of Russborough House

Admission (cash only): €8 per adult

RHSI membership card holder 2017: €6

Free entry for school-going children


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The organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following sponsors:


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Upcoming 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.

RHSI Sweet Pea Show

Saturday 22 July, 2017

RHSI Russborough Garden Show 2017

Saturday 29 July, 2017

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