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February 2020

Visit to Angela Jupe’s Snowdrop Garden

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The visit to Angela Jupe's snowdrop garden will cost €55 per person; this includes the coach trip, entrance to the garden, tea/coffee, and a two-course lunch. The coach will leave Mount Merrion Community Centre at 9am sharp on Saturday 08 February, returning no later than 6pm.

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2020 Annual Lunch

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire A96 RC84

The event begins at 12 noon with a lecture from Paddy Tobin, ‘Thirty Years as the Undergardener’, and is followed by a three-course lunch. The Royal Irish Yacht Club is about 200m West of the Dun Laoghaire train station. The dress code is smart casual.

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March 2020

CANCELLED: Kevin Hughes, ‘Using Rock Garden Plants outside the context of a Rockery’

March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Botanic Gardens (NBG), National Botanic Gardens
Glasnevin, Dublin 9 D09 VY63 Ireland

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus situation, we have decided to cancel this lecture. We'll get Kevin back another time. (The lecture was to have been held jointly with the IGPS.)

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CANCELLED: Spring Local Show 2020

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kilternan Parish Centre, Eniskerry Road
Dublin, D18 PC58 Ireland

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus situation, we have decided to cancel the Show. Apologies to all those with beautiful plants to display. Please Note The Change In Venue! Here's the schedule for the Spring Local Show. Note that exhibits must be staged by 2.30pm. Plants Section Class 1 1 pan Alpine Plant in Flower. Class 2 1 pan Saxifraga. Class 3 1 pan Primula. Class 4 1 pan Cyclamen. Class 5 1 pan Bulbous Plant. Class 6 1 pan Cushion…

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April 2020

CANCELLED: Ulster Group AGS Show 2020

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus situation, the Main AGS has cancelled all Shows until the end of May. Apologies to all those with beautiful plants to display. Staging is from 8 am to 9.30 am. Judging begins at 9.45 am. The Show Hall is open from 12 noon to 4 pm but Plant Sales open earlier, at 10 am. Here is the Show Schedule for 2020:  Admission is £3 (AGS Members free). The following Commercial Stalls will be present: Timpany…

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CANCELLED: Dublin Group Alpine Garden Society Show 2020

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cabinteely Community School, Johnstown Road
Cabinteely, Co Dublin D18 VH73 Ireland

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus situation, the Main AGS has cancelled all Shows until the end of May. Apologies to all those with beautiful plants to display. Here's what you will find at the Show: Exhibition Plants - A unique opportunity to see exotic plants from mountains and meadows around the world. Society Plant Stall - many unusual alpines and other plants for sale. Trade Plant Stalls - a wide range of choice rock garden and herbaceous plants for sale.…

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May 2020

Diane Clement, The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Travels in Japan

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mount Merrion Community Centre, North Avenue
Mount Merrion, Dublin A94 R2Y4 Ireland

This is a change to the published Programme. Unfortunately Jim Almond had to cancel, but we'll hope to get him back another time.

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July 2020

Burren Trip

July 4 - July 5

This year we will be visiting The Burren in July, to see a different range of plants in flower.

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September 2020

Zoom: John Good, ‘Crevice Gardens and Their Plants’

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom lecture, Online

This is newly organised, to help fill in some of the gaps from earlier in the year. It will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out ahead of time.

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CANCELLED: Plant Sale

September 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
34 Castlepark Road, Sandycove, 34 Castlepark Road
Sandycove, Dublin A96 PT93 Ireland

Sadly, the new rules on social distancing mean that we've had to cancel this event. But we will replace this with an online sale of plants. A sale of plants for Society members will be held in Jamie Chambers' garden. We will be selling the alpines that were originally bought from Gerd Stopp for sale at the Show. But as usual, please bring plants of your own too. Come a bit earlier if so, so we have time to price…

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