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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 Alpine Garden Society can be contacted through its web-site, http://www.alpinegarden-ulster.org.uk


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 ianscroggy@btinternet.com

Carndonagh Gardening 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