Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

Cumann Ríoga Gairneoireach na hÉireann

RHSI, Laurelmere, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

At the Annual General Meeting on 1st May Brenda Branigan was elected president of the RHSI. She is the second generation of her family to serve as an officer of the RHSI and has been closely involved with the Society and its activities for a long time, notably organising the bicentenary events in 2016. Brenda replaces Robert Myerscough who has given many years of distinguished service to the RHSI.

The RHSI office hours at Laurelmere are 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The RHSI walled garden at Russborough is now open every Wednesday and Saturday. Why not come along and meet the volunteers, or, even better, join them?

****Check out forthcoming events and the benefits of RHSI membership. For the most current information follow us on social media (links above) and subscribe to the email newsletter. Follow the work at the walled garden in Russborough on Instagram. The volunteers continue to work there on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


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

RHSI Garden Russborough

The volunteers will be at work in the RHSI walled garden in Russborough, Co Wicklow every Wednesday and Saturday. Follow progress in the garden with our regular updates on Instgram and Facebook.


Forthcoming events are filling up fast so don't delay in calling the office and securing your place.



Forthcoming Events



Introduction to Garden Design

Saturday 11 May, 2019

Day Tour to Gardens of Laois

Saturday 18 May, 2019

Tour of Gardens in Antrim

Monday 10 June, 2019

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

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde’s ‘Coosheen Garden’

Irish National Stud and Gardens – The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden

Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum and Gardens

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

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Oakfield Park Gardens

Old Deanery Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

The Dower House

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden