Green Communities visit to Russborough Gardens near Blessington.

Joint Event
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Russborough Gardens near Blessington.
Cost An Taisce Members: 

What: A talk about Dalia Care and Cultivation. Afterwards we will be helping out with Dalia planting and the taking of Dalia transplants. After lunch we will take a tour around the gardens with an explanation by RHSI volunteers.

When: Saturday 21st of May 2015, 12 pm to 4 pm (approximately).

Where: RHSI Garden Russborough, Russborough House, Blessington, County Wicklow. (Lifts available from Bus stop to Russborough Gardens call Denise on 086 857 0887)

Overview: The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, founded in 1816, is a registered charity, dedicated to promoting and improving the knowledge, skill and practice of horticulture, arboriculture and floral art.

RHSI Garden Russborough will be laid out along the lines of the original traditional walled garden, with eight sections, four of which will contain all manner of fruits and vegetables, with a central path flanked by billowing mixed borders and round pond at its centre. The other half of the garden will feature display gardens including a rose garden and a garden celebrating Irish Garden Plants, among others. This is an ambitious programme of development. We believe the successful completion of our targets will make our Society, and RHSI Garden Russborough, accessible to a much wider audience, drawn from throughout Ireland and overseas. Our enhanced education role will enable many young people to acquire a love and knowledge of gardening that will benefit future generations.

If you have any questions or wish to book a place then please contact Robert Moss on 01 4002212 or email Bring suitable outdoor clothing!

Getting There: By Bus: 65 From Poolbeg St. To Blessington / Ballymore (stops at College Green, Trinity College). See:

Educational Programme: