NIHGT News - General

Autumn & Winter On-Line ZOOM Lectures

General
30/3/2021

Autumn & Winter On-line Lectures: Dates for you diary
The committee of the NIHGT are planning a series of On-Line Lectures in the Autumn of 2021 and early part of 2022.

Easter Newsletter 2021

General
29/3/2021

Recently published Easter Newsletter 

NIHGT Lecture: To the Mountain of Myanmar ~ A Burmese adventure by Seamus O Brien

General
19/3/2021

Video Recording of ‘To the Mountains of Myanmar – A Burmese Adventure’ Lecture by Seamus O'Brien Tuesday 16th March 2021

Lecture by Seamus O'Brien - ‘To the Mountains of Myanmar – A Burmese Adventure’

General
1/3/2021

‘To the Mountains of Myanmar – A Burmese Adventure’ On-Line ZOOM Presentation/Lecture by Seamus O'Brien on Tuesday 16th March 2021 @ 7.30pm

John O’Reilly

General
13/12/2020

The NIHGT Directors & Committee are saddened by the death of our dear friend John O'Reilly.
John & his sorrowing wife Mary have been strong supporters of the work of the NIHGT and in particular the Annual Conference.

Glenveagh Castle Gardens - overview by Sean O Gaoithin

General
4/9/2020

Now available in the RESEARCH area of the NIHGT web pages:
A concise history of the development of the Garden at Glenveagh Castle is presented here. There have been three significant periods of development of the Garden, the first - during the ownership of Mrs Adair from 1885-1921, the second - that of Henry McIlhenny from 1937- 1983 and the third - most recently under State ownership from 1983 to the present.

A History of Deer Management in Ireland

General
3/9/2020

History of deer management in Ireland with special reference to the Glenarm Deer Parks 

by Tereence Reeves-Smyth 

The managed exploitation of deer and its role in the history of the Irish landscape from prehistoric times is examined with particular reference to hunting and deer parks. Being the chief surviving physical manifestation of past deer management, deer parks were first introduced by the Normans, though they became a dominant feature in Ireland only during the 17th and 18th centuries, after which their numbers declined with the ascendance of fox hunting. One of the largest and best recorded of these parks, the 3,000-acre Great Deer Park at Glenarm, Co Antrim, is subject here to special attention.

Click here to visit the article.

Coronavirus Announcement

General
15/5/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) ANNOUNCEMENT

The Committee are sad to announce that the 28th Annual Conference will be POSTPONED to 21-23 Oct 2021.

The venue and the theme will remain the same.

Conference 2020 Save the Date

General
5/12/2019

Save the Date: The 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE will be 1-3rd Oct

Samuel McGredy died at his home in New Zealand 26 August

General
28/8/2019

The Officers & Committee were sad to learn that Samuel McGredy died at his home in New Zealand on the 26th August. 

NIHGT Conference 3-5 Oct 2019 Program & Booking Form now available to download

General
20/4/2019

NIHGT Conference 3-5 Oct 2019

Program & Booking Form now available to download from NIHGT Web site.

 

David Gilliland - Irish Times Obituary Feb 2019

General
18/2/2019

Irish Times 18 Feb 2019 obituary for David Gilliland, our chairman from 1991 to 2013.

 

 

 

 

David Gilliland deceased Feb 2019

General
14/2/2019

Interim Notice: The Committee are sad to annouce the passing of esteemed friend and founder member of the NIHGC.

2019 Conference Save the Date

General
2/1/2019

SAVE THE DATE

2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Thursday 3rd Oct to Saturday 5th October 2019

Planter's Seminar - Mount Stewart 2018

General
10/9/2018

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018
This year’s theme celebrates productive gardening – working with nature.

THE PROFESSIONAL GARDENERS’ TRUST is pleased to announce A NEW BURSARY

General
3/5/2018

THE PROFESSIONAL GARDENERS’ TRUST is pleased to announce A NEW BURSARY TO SUPPORT STUDENTS OF GARDEN HISTORY 

BIRKBECK GARDEN HISTORY GROUP will be providing a fund, to be administered by the Professional Gardeners’ Trust, which will allow students of garden history to expand their knowledge or undertake specific research. 

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

General
9/1/2018

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

Rhododendron Workshop April 2018

General
22/11/2017

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

25th Annual Conference Short Video Report

General
10/10/2017

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

General
21/8/2017

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

General
25/6/2017

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

General
17/6/2017

"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

General
13/6/2017

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

General
16/1/2017

NORTHERN IRELAND HERITAGE GARDENS TRUST OCCASIONAL PAPER, no. 8 (2016)
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."