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Events 2018
Below is a list of Snowdrop Events planned for the year.  As new events come to our attention, they will be posted here.


January 27th

Bellefield Gardens, Shinrone, Co. Offaly will open from 11 am for viewing of Angela Jupe's large collection of Snowdrops

Coming Soon!

Angela Jupe
Angela is currently putting the final touches to her book on Irish Snowdrops which will be available later this year.  It would make a nice Christmas present!
She is also preparing to give a talk entitled " Irish Snowdrops - Past & Present Discoveries" to a group in Banbury, Oxfordshire on February 17th at 10 am.

February
3rd

Snowdrop Gala & other Spring Treasures
Ballykealey Manor Hotel [near Altamont], Ballon, Carlow
Saturday 3rd February 2018
SPEAKERS
Graham Gough & Jim Almond
CONTACT
Hester Forde. Coonheen Garden, T 086 865 4972 E honterforde@getail.oore
Robert Miller, Altamont Plants, Esales@altamontplantt.com
Download the brocure and application form HERE

 

Notice:

 

Hester Forde's beautiful garden with its collection of Irish Snowdrops,  Coosheen in Cork will be featured in the January issue of Garden's Illustrated...Look out for new and old varieties of snowdrops which have been found in ireland over the years.

February
3rd

Burtown House and Gardens
Athy, Co. Kildare.
Have snowdrop month.  
Open from February 3rd - March 1st. Every Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 17.30pm
Tel: + 353 59 8623865
M: + 353 86 2631485
E: info@burtownhouse.ie
W: www.burtownhouse.ie
Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Burtown-House-and-Gardens.

February 10th

Snowdrops and Spring Bulbs .  The good, the bad and the indifferent.
Location  Woodville, Kilchreest, Galway, Ireland
(091) 840 986       www.woodvillewalledgarden.com
Guest Speaker Paul Smyth
Paul is a Waterford Institute of Technology trained horticulturalist and a native of Nurney, Co Carlow. He’s been working for the past two years in the UK in two of the top specialist nurseries.  He’s currently the Gardener at Crug Farm Plants, a mecca for new, unusual and rare plants. His biggest passion is for bulbs and spring flowering plants, but through my work he has become increasingly interested in wild collected and species plants, particularly woody plants. In November 2016 he put what he had learnt to the ultimate test by joining a plant hunting expedition to the North of Vietnam.
He will be talking about the weird and wonderful world of snowdrops, his experience on them and opinions having worked with them in the nursery trade, giving what he believes are the best snowdrops to grow in your garden. He’ll also focus on other spring flowering bulbs to extend the interest long into the early summer. He will also touch on his plant hunting adventure to Vietnam last year, and pointing out the plants that Woodville are trailing in their west of Ireland walled garden and our expectations for them.

The garden will reopen from the Ist of February with a guided snowdrop tour each week-end Friday to Sunday at 2 pm for the month of February.

February 22nd

Coolcarrigan House
Home of Robert Wilson Wright, will be open from 22nd February to March 2nd.
http://www.coolcarrigan.ie/
The Wilson Wright family has been gardening at Coolcarrigan for six generations.  Today, the results of that work are seen in the classic Victorian garden, rockeries, lily pond, herbaceous borders, lawns, greenhouses and impressive collection of shrubs and trees, which today stands at many thousands.  
The present owner, Robert Wilson Wright, is the most recent member of the family to continue the tradition.  Minding an inheritance is important, but Robert also displays an infectious enthusiasm for the garden that stretches well beyond simple guardianship.  In the last decade, he has added a further six acres and two hundred and fifty species of trees to the growing venture.  Pooled knowledge and work over such a long period lends this garden a special place in Irish horticulture as well as its own unique personality.

February
2-6pm daily

Primrose Hill
Primrose Lane, Lucan, Co Dublin
Primrose Hill is a most endearing garden and the way it is hidden away down a laneway in the middle of Lucan gives a pleasing sense of discovery. An avenue of beech trees with bulbs and cyclamen around their feet offers a suitably grand approach to a charming Regency House attributed to Gandon. Behind it is a garden full of colourful plant characters, created by two generations of the Hall family, with many lovely old fashioned cultivars.
Primrose Hill is one of the most charming gardens in the country.  Attached to a fine Regency house attributed to the famous eighteenth-century architect James Gandon, it is a plantsman’s garden, created over the past fifty years by the Hall family.  That said, it has the look of a garden from another age; an old-fashioned, quirky, personal and colourful place, chock-full of plants, flowers and scents.
The impressive, hardworking Robin Hall tends this stuffed-to-capacity garden. His mother Cecily began the work here in the 1950s when she took on the long-neglected site, turning it into a garden with a particular leaning towards old-fashioned cultivars.  The garden now has one of the largest collections of small flowering plants in the country, a famous collection of snowdrops, which can be seen during the spring, many varieties of lobelias and a developing five-acre arboretum.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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