"Shades of Green" My Life as the National Trust’s Head of Gardens by John Sales


New Book: "Shades of Green" My Life as the National Trust’s Head of Gardens by John Sales

Rhododendron Workshop April 2018


Booking now open for the Rhododendron One-Day Workshop on Saturday 21st April 2018

25th Annual Conference Short Video Report


The 25th Annual Conference at Lissadell, Sligo has concluded. 100 Delegates attended 13 Lectures over the one evening and full 2 days - a big thank you to ALL of those who attended. Lissadell proved to be a terrific venue and the help, support and enthusiasm of the owners and staff was truly superb!

Check out a short VIDEO of the event.

Accommodation List Lissadell


For those interested in attending the 2017 Conference at Lissadell, Sligo.

Click here for a list of accommodation near Lissadell House

Lissadell Specialist Plant Fair


Lissadell House & Gardens Specialist Plant Fair SATURDAY 22nd July from 11.00 to 17.00

The poster shows the incorrect date - it should be 22nd July

Castlewellan Arboretum & Annesley Garden Report


"Recommendations on the redevelopment of Castlewellan Arboretum and Annesley Garden (CAAG)"

Compiled by Outdoor Recreation NI for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council on behalf of Castlewellan Arboretum Advisory Board (CAAB) March 2016

Conference 2017 Flyer & Booking Form


The Brochure/Flyer for the 2017 Conference is now available and has been posted out to the mailing list.

The Brochure/Flyer is also available for viewing and Downloading via the NIHGT Website.

Occasional Paper No 8 - Now Published


A listing of plants cultivated between 1807 and 1825 by John Templeton (1766–1825) at Cranmore, Malone, Belfast by E. Charles Nelson

"Thoughtful, observant, enquiring,
he reasoned out horticultural techniques for himself
from what he knew about Ireland's native plants."

2017 Conference Venue announced


  2017 Conference Venue Announcement. The Conference will be held in Lissadell House, Sligo.

New Committee Members Wanted


Due to the Expanding activities of the NI Heritage Gardens Trust we are seeking Nominations for additional Members of Committee.

We are also considering appointing a (work from home) Part-Time Administrator.

Save the Date



Please note NEW format

Thursday 5th (evening), Friday 7th and Sat 8th OCTOBER 2017 
(working title) 
“Historic Gardens – Restore, Preserve or Conserve – Where do we STOP” 

Conference Report 2016


Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust and the Office of Public Works

The Conference took place on Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Sunday 9th. Oct 2016 with a Topic of
"Commemoration Gardens and Gardening"  in Dublin Castle


Irish Tree Society - Annual Lecture - 2016


The 2016 lecture, open to all ITS members, their guests and to the general public, will be held on October 6, 2016 at 2.00pm in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

2016 Conference


Dates set for the next NIHGT annual conference.

Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Sun 9th October 2016

"Commemoration Gardens and Gardening"

Dublin Castle, Rep of Ireland 
Conference Flyer/Brochure - Now available on-line

No 6 Occcasional Papers


The lastest in our "Occasional Papers" Series has just be published on our web pages.

"An old Irish Daffodil Cultivar re-discovered"

Obituary: Mark Flanagan


It is with great sadness that we learnt only recently of the passing of Mark Flanagan, MVO, VMH, 1959-2015.

Gardens of Ireland Trust - NOTICE OF MEETING


Gardens of Ireland Trust NOTICE OF MEETING.(Gardens of Ireland Trust Logo & title is a working title) 


Purdysburn Patte d'oie garden bosquet


NORTHERN IRELAND HERITAGE GARDENS TRUST OCCASIONAL PAPER, No 5 (2015) An Early Eighteenth Century Garden Bosquet at Purdysburn, Co. Down Terence Reeves-Smyth and Philip Smith

History of Luttrellstown Demesne, Co Dublin


New article in the Occasional Papers of our web pages.

New to our Web Pages - Publications TAB re-formatted


The Publications TAB has been subdivided to list the NIHGT Published Books, NIHGT Occasional Papers and the Non-NIHGT Publications. Occasional Papers - We intend to publish a collection of Papers specifically devoted to studies of all aspects of Irish historic gardens and demesnes. The first 3 papers are now published.

Charitable Status and Change of Name


In February 2015 the committee was restructured and the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust was formed. In Sept/Oct 2015 the NIHGT gained Charitable Status and is now Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland - Reg No. NIC103014. Subsequently the Committee decided to formally change the name to the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust.

Conference 2016


Dates for your diary Conference 2016

We are pleased to announce the dates for the next conference.

Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Sunday 9th. Oct 2016

The well established 3-day format will be adopted with a Topic of

"Commemoration Gardens and Gardening" at Dublin Castle, Rep of Ireland.

Hillsborough Castle Demesne, A short History


Hillsborough Castle Demesne, A short History by Terence Reeves-Smyth. As presented at the NIHGC 2015 Conference at Hillsborough Castle

Report on 2015 Conference


The NIHGC annual conference took place over the weekend 9-11 Oct 2015. Links to the Photo Gallery / Report is Now available.

Hillsborough Castle 2015 Conference Update


Historic Royal Palace - Hillsborough Castle 2015 Conference - Accommodation List now available

2015 Conference Brochure available to Download


The NIHGC are pleased to announce that the 2015 Conference Brochure & Booking Form is NOW available to Download.

Irish Tree Society Lecture 2015


Irish Tree Society Inaugural Annual Lecture

Wednesday 15 April 2015 at 15.00
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin

Conference dates 2015 & 2016


Hillsborough Castle announced as the venue for the 2015 Conference

Conferences 2015 & 2016 Dates


At a recent meeting The Committee reviewed the plans for the 2015 and 2016 Conferences - it was decided to revert back to the well established 3-day format. 

Dates for your diary


Conference 2015 & 2016 - Dates for your diary

Conference "Botany of Desire" - Oct 2014 Photo Album


Conference "Botany of Desire" - Oct 2014 Photo Album now available to view.

Botany of Desire - 2014 Conference starts this evening


Botany of Desire - 2014 INHGC Conference starts this evening

Conference 10-12 October 2014


Only four weeks to go before the NIHGC Conferene - Now is the time to sign up to attend the Annual Conference 10-12 October 2014. Click here to view the Flyer.

Conference 10-12 October 2014


A Not to be Missed Conference this year at Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Dublin - Conference 10-12 October 2014

National Trust Planter's Seminar at Mount Stewart


NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH OUR OWN CONFERENCE IN OCT AT NAT BOTANIC GARDENS, GLASNEVIN - The National Trust Planter's Seminar at Mount Stewart will take place on Sat 23rd & Sun 24 August 2014

BOOKING for the 2014 Conference to OPEN Soon


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Conference 2014


2014 CONFERENCE 10 - 12th October.

BOTANY OF DESIRE - The Role of Nurseries in the Irish Garden & Beyond - 10 - 12 Oct at National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Dublin

New planning policy will boost heritage assets - Durkan


Mon 14 April. Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan issued a new planning policy to safeguard historically significant places for future generations.

Conference 2014 Announcement


The Topic and Venue for the 2014 Conference has been announced.

Conference 2014 Provisional dates for you diary


NIHGC Conference 2014 Provisional dates for you diary Friday 10 to Sunday 12th October 2014 the Venue will be annouced asap but it will be in the Dublin area.

Clandeboye Estate - Exclusive Tours - Just announced


Clandeboye Estate - Exclusive Tours - Just announced Download & print a flyer here!

Rose Society of NI celebrates 50 years in 2014


The Rose Society of Northern Ireland and the International Rose Trials at Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park celebrate the 50th anniversary of their inauguration in 2014.

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