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Calendar of Events

All talks are held in the Visitors Centre of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, unless otherwise stated.

May 13, 2019, 7.30pm

Tour of the Orchid Collection at the National Botanic Gardens

June 10, 2019, 7.30pm


All are welcome, please come and have your say on the advancement of the society and ideas for the year ahead.

Every year at the Orchid Fair members get the opportunity to display their orchids to be judged for the The Myra Best Perpetual Salver. As a result of the fair being cancelled this year members have missed out on the opportunity to display so to coincide with this years A.G.M. it has been decided to hold our show at the A.G.M. on June 10th.

All members are welcome to attend and bring their orchids in flower to be judged.


Friday 5th 1pm-4pm + Sunday 7th 11am-1pm

Orchid Clinic at the National Botanic Gardens

Bring your sick plants along for help and discussion, members and non members welcome.

Free advice for members, €5 for non-members.


No meeting.

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

Brendan Sayers

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.