Howth Sutton Horticultural Society: 1 April Annual Spring Show. Entry forms and show rules are available on www.hshs.ie or from the secretary Ann Campbell at 086-8183709. Open to public viewing from 2.30-4.30pm. All welcome: €2. The show is held in St Nessan's community school, Moyclare Road, off Warrenhouse Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13.
Ballinasloe Flower and Garden Club: 12 April, at 8pm, Gullanes Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Flower Arranging Demonstration by Rosemary Mulchrone, Navan, AOIFA.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club: Spring Floral Demonstration, 27 April with Angela Heffron AOIFA Cobh, at Coolcower House Macroom, Co. Cork. New members and visitors most welcome, enquiries 087-9821708.
Alpine/Hardy Plant Society: Phil Haversoft, Leamore, Co Wicklow will lecture on Herbaceous peonies: four thousand years of cultivation from ancient China to modern day on 27 April. Plants for sale. Lavanagh Centre, Blackrock, Cork at 8 pm. All welcome
Clontarf Garden Society: on 30 March, at 8 pm, in St. Johns Parish Centre, Seafield Rd, Clontarf, by Sharon O'Sullivan, a practical demonstration of flower arranging for Easter. Admission: €10 includes tea/coffee and home-made cakes.
Dublin Five Horticultural Society: 6 April, at 8pm, a talk on St.Anne's Estate by Joan Sharkey. On 8 April, at 2pm, Spring Show in Chanel College, Coolock Village. On 20 April, at 8pm, a talk on Dahlias by Pat Thornton. The talks are in The Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, Kilmore
Road, Dublin 5. Adm: €5. Ring 087-2423020 for more details.
Maghera & District Gardening Group: Angela Jupe from Bellefield House & Gardens, Birr to the Maghera Leisure Centre on 18 April, at 7.30pm, for Interesting and dramatic plants for the garden. Plant sale and all are welcome.
Irish Garden Plant Society: on 20 April, at 8 pm in the National Botanic Gardens, Professor Jane Stout will give a talk on Paradise for Pollinators.
Dublin Group Alpine Garden Society: Show on 8 April, 1.30 to 4 pm, at Cabinteely Community School, Johnstown Rd, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. Admission: €3. And on 22 April, Greenmount College, Antrim, the Ulster Group AGS Show will be held.
Galway Flower & Garden Club: Field of Dreams, a garden talk by June Blake in the Westwood Hotel, Galway on 18 April, at 8pm. Admission: €10 for non members, includes door prize and tea/coffee. Contact: email@example.com
Kenmare & District Garden Club: Horizons: Finding Inspiration From Beyond The Garden Gate by Verney Naylor, at 7.30 pm, in The Gateway, Killarney Road, Kenmare on 6 April. All welcome. For directions contact Geraldine 086-3935965.
Templeogue Horticultural Society: Yvonne O'Connor of personalisedlandscapes.ie will talk about what to do in the garden this month in Our Lady's School, Templeogue, Dublin, on 19 April, at 8pm. Admission: €7 non-members. All are welcome.
Foxrock and District Garden Club: on 25 April, Shrubs for a Small garden by Mary Keenan, Gash Gardens, Co. Laois, at Foxrock Church Pastoral Centre, Dublin 18, at 8pm. Admission €7 for non-members.
Waterford Regional Gardening Club: on 20 April, at 8pm, in The Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford. Gardening with Sensational Plants by Deborah Begley of Terra Nova Gardening School & Gardens. Non-members €5. Refreshments and raffle to follow. Contact: 086-4083419