All talks are held in the Visitors Centre of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, unless otherwise stated.
September 2, 7.30pm
"How I Discovered Orchids Are Among The Easiest Of Plants"
Ray Creek (of Ray Creek Orchids based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire) will talk about his orchid experiences and why he thinks orchids are easy to grow.
October 7, 7.30pm
The title of Brendan's talk will be confirmed in the coming months
November 4th 7.30pm
Orchid trade – an overview of the legal complexities and a guide on how to be a responsible consumer
Dr. Noeleen Smyth holds an Honours Degree in Botany and a Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin. She completed a PhD at Trinity College Dublin on invasive species control and restoration of the threatened native flora of Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific.
Noeleen has worked for National Parks and Wildlife Service, BEC Consultants, and Natura Environmental Consultants, and as a horticulturalist both at the National Botanic Gardens and Talbot Botanic Garden, Malahide Castle.
She has also carried out botanical research in Uganda, Guyana, and Pitcairn Island and participated on plant expeditions to Belize, Bhutan, China, and Jordan.