Alpine Garden Society Alpine/Hardy Plants Society - Cork Branch

Programme for 2015

Here is the programme for the Cork Branch in 2015 - 2016.

All meetings are held in Enable Ireland, Lavanagh House, Ballintemple, Cork and start at 8pm.

Thursday, September 24th 2015

Alan Street, (Avon Bulbs). “The Magical Mystery Tour” – Why bulbs are so special, which to choose, how to get the ‘wow’. (Bulbs for sale)

Thursday, October 29th 2015

John Massey MBE, VMH (Ashwood Nurseries). Hellebore & hepatica expert. “Autumn into Winter” (Rare and unusual plant sale)

Thursday, November 26th 2015

Jimi Blake (Hunting Brook Garden, Wicklow). Stellar plantsman, gardener and visionary creator of Hunting Brook. “A Plantsman’s Pick”. Exciting, long blooming perennials, sourced from the best nurseries in Europe.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Philip Hollwey (Dublin Garden Design). “My small town and larger country garden.” A designer’s look at his successes, failures, challenges and frustrations.

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Carmel Duignan (Shankill, Dublin). Author, plantsperson. “The making of a Plant Anorak.” (Members plant sale)

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Diane Clement (Wolverhampton, England). Director of AGS seed exchange, AGS judge and exhibitor. “Growing alpines in the garden and in pots.” (Members plant sale)

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Carl Wright (Cahir Bridge, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare). Gardener, lecturer, garden design. “Lets Go Latin – making plant names sexy.” (Members Plant Sale)

Thursday, May 26th 2016

Derry Watkins (Special Plants, Cold Ashton, Bath). Plantswoman, author, lecturer at English School of Gardening. “Late Summer Colour – the big, the bold and the beautiful.” (Plants for Sale)

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Christine Skelsmersdale (Broadleigh Gardens). VMH, Vice Chair of RHS bulb committee, author. “Creative Gardening with Bulbs”. (Plants for Sale)