The Club year runs from September 24th 2013 to May 27th 2014 .

Latest news from the Orchard Day Care Centre at the Alzheimer Society, Blackrock


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086 863 5343




Branching Out: Creating community in a Dublin garden.


Click on the heading above to access this article by Louise Byrne, a multimedia journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTÉ, about the allotment scheme at Cintra (St. John of God Carmona Services, Glenageary) which was the subject of a report on Morning Ireland on 28th July last. The article includes a link to the RTE radio report.



Club Meetings:

The next regular meeting, and the first of the new club year,  will be on September 23rd.

Orchard Day Care Centre Garden features on RTE's Nationwide


In another programme on the topic of gardens and gardening and how they relate to, and can contribute towards, our community, RTE will feature on "Nationwide" on Wednesday August 20th a number of garden projects including the Orchard Day Care Centre garden where our Club members have contributed greatly to the development of this wonderful garden.


See the Nationwide Programme on RTE Player


More Details on the Orchard day Care Centre Garden HERE

"September is a time of great charm in the garden as our summer slowly winds down and our autumn brings a slight chill in the mornings." 

Read Philippa Thomas' "My Garden" letter for  September HERE

Vine Weevil

We've had a terrific response to
 Club member Peter Lynch's article on the Vine Weevil

Download  HERE

New Membership Applications:
Download your application form

 For further details of upcoming Club events click HERE 

For news about other events throughout the coming year of interest to gardeners,  see the CALENDAR

Club Programme for 2013-2014- Monthly Meetings, Trips and Outings




Tuesday 9th September-

Visit to June Blake's garden, near Blessington


Discounts on plants for Club Members:
The following nurseries or garden centres have kindly agreed to offer a discount to club members on production of your membership card:
Windyridge Nursery Rochestown Avenue
Avoca, Kilmacanogue  
Doyles Nursery, Brennanstown Road, Cabinteely
Howbert & Mays,
The Crescent, Monkstown