At present this page is being used to provide a directory to other organisations our members might wish to visit or consult.
Royal Horticultural Society: Our Society is affiliated to the RHS and some of our members belong to the RHS. It provides a members advisory service and a monthly magazine called The Garden. Visit http://www.rhs.org.uk
Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland: A smaller body with about eighty affiliates but eager to promote co-operation for lectures and flower shows, it produces a Journal and has a lending library with a book-list on the web-site. Visit http://www.rhsi.ie
Belfast City Council provides Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park which includes an international rose trial ground, and the Belfast Botanic Garden which has a famous curvilinear glasshouse and a tropical ravine. Dates of Rose Week and the big Botanic Flower Show are published at http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces/
The Hardy Plant Society caters for gardening with herbaceous perennials, but has no group established in Ireland. Contact http://www.hardy-plant.org.uk
Ballymena Gardening Club - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CarndonaghGardening Club - contact Grainne ... RoI 0749 374 207
Coleraine Gardening Club - contact Derrick Turbitt, NI 7083 3963
Limavady Gardening Club - contact Robert Hedley, NI 7776 3920
Maghera Gardening Club - contact Fiona O’Kane, NI 7964 5149
North Antrim Horticultural Association - contact ?Kenneth Bacon, NI 2766 6924
Omagh Gardening Club - contact Georgina Colhoun, NI 8224 2611 or Elaine Turner, NI 8289 8380
The Irish Garden magazine is a 10-monthly-issues periodical publication, well illustrated and with topical reminders and a wide range of easy-to-read articles. Its staff are responsible for an online magazine, garden.ie, that is updated weekly and offers a less technical advisory service than the RHS. Garden.ie has an easy-to-use plant selector unit and it runs a members club section where you can describe your garden and be as sociable as you like.
Conservation Volunteers NI www.tcv.org.uk/northernireland or try 7126 2664