A dip into our Archives

Day Trip to Mount Usher Gardens – 12 October 2017

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Day Trip to Mount Usher Gardens – 12 October 2017

Sean Heffernan, the head gardener at Mount Usher welcomed a group of Club Members on Thursday on our October visit to see the wonderful Autumn Colour.  The morning dawned bright and sunny.  There [...]

Trip to Sligo and South Donegal July 2016

August 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Trip to Sligo and South Donegal July 2016

On Sunday 3rd July 45 members left for a hugely enjoyable four day trip planned by Lucille and Toni to visit gardens mainly in Sligo and south Donegal.  We were based in the Sligo Park [...]

Day Trips to Carlow Garden Festival – July 2016

July 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Day Trips to Carlow Garden Festival – July 2016

On Saturday 23rd, July, 24 members of our club travelled to the Arboretum Garden Centre in Tullow to hear Diarmuid Gavin at the opening of the Carlow Garden Festival.  Diarmuid gave us a very entertaining [...]

Day Trip to Co Meath – 15 July 2015

May 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Day Trip to Co Meath – 15 July 2015

We were blessed with good weather for our visit to Co. Meath - just a short hop across the M50 from Foxrock. The morning was spent in Jane McCorkell’s stunning garden, Bramley Cottage, Killsallaghan. Jane told us how [...]

Day Trip – September 2014

September 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Day Trip – September 2014

Our last trip of the Season was to Counties Kildare and Wicklow in September. Robert Wilson White greeted us on arrival at our first stop, Coolcarrigan House and Gardens, Coill Dubh, Naas. He plied us [...]

Day Trip – June 2014

June 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Day Trip – June 2014

In June we took a trip across the Liffey to North County Dublin, visiting St Anne’s Park Raheny to enjoy a guided tour of the gardens, finishing in the gloriously flamboyant and beautifully scented Rose [...]

Day Trip – April 2014

April 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Day Trip – April 2014

Our first trip of the year in April saw us visit Counties Carlow and Kildare. First up was Altamont in Tullow where, after listening to a brief history of the Estate, we were taken on [...]

Trip to the Gardens of Harrowgate and North Yorkshire, July 2013

July 31st, 2013|Comments Off on Trip to the Gardens of Harrowgate and North Yorkshire, July 2013

Some memories from our trip to the Gardens of Harrowgate and North Yorkshire, July 2013 On Monday July 1st,  31 intrepid travellers set sail from Dublin Docks along with our driver Nigel and our beautiful [...]

25th Anniversary Celebration – 12th June 2013

June 12th, 2013|Comments Off on 25th Anniversary Celebration – 12th June 2013

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary on the 12th June 2013 with a delicious lunch in the Killiney Golf Club. The sunny view through the windows out onto the greens was a reflection of the smiles [...]

Club Outing to Helen Dillon’s garden and to the Botanic Gardens – May 1st 2013

May 1st, 2013|Comments Off on Club Outing to Helen Dillon’s garden and to the Botanic Gardens – May 1st 2013

After a very long winter, Emer Torpey had organised a (slightly later) spring outing to view the tulips in Helen Dillon’s garden and also to take in a tour of the Botanic Gardens. We received [...]