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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 are numerous “Champion Trees” to be seen here, from all corners of the world.  Sean brought his “garden bible” with [...]

October 18th, 2017|

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 Hotel where the staff looked after us very well - at least one of us has already booked a return [...]

August 11th, 2016|

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 talk on his life as a garden designer from his early years when he was struggling to make ends meet [...]

July 26th, 2016|

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 she had planned and planted the series of garden rooms with large perennial borders sitting perfectly into the landscape and [...]

May 18th, 2016|

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 with coffee and cake before taking us on a tour of his gardens, with its lovely selection of mature trees, [...]

September 30th, 2014|

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 Garden. After lunch in the Tir na nOg Cafe, it was back on the coach again as Nigel took us [...]

June 30th, 2014|

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 a tour of the lovely gardens - a blend of formal and informal planting with sweeping lawns, woodland walks, and [...]

April 30th, 2014|

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 coach for Holyhead. When we arrived we headed for Dove Cottage Nursery Garden where we purchased a few bits and [...]

July 31st, 2013|

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 on the faces of the 130 elegantly attired guests. Tables of eights and tens were beautifully laid out with floral [...]

June 12th, 2013|

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 the usual warm welcome from Helen and Val Dillon in their beautiful home in Sandford Park. The front garden was [...]

May 1st, 2013|