Welcome to Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust
The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee was established in 1980 to prepare and publish an inventory of parks, gardens and demesnes of historic importance within Northern Ireland. Membership was subsequently expanded to broaden the expertise and to bring the committee into contact with other organisations concerned with the management and conservation of our plant and garden heritage.
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 Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland - Reg No. NIC103014. Subsequently the Committee decided to formally change the name of the organisation to be known as The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust.
SAVE THE 2017 CONFERENCE DATE
Please note NEW format
Thursday 5th (evening), Friday 6th and Sat 7th OCTOBER 2017
“Historic Gardens – Restore, Preserve or Conserve”
The conference schedule, Flyer & Booking will be available asap. The outline of the schedule will run as follows:
Thursday: 5th October. Registration, Reception and Lecture
Friday: 6th October. Morning of lectures. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the park and gardens of Lissadell. Evening meal followed by after-dinner lecture at Lissadell.
Saturday: Morning of Lectures. Lunch. Afternoon of lectures. Finish around 4.30
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
National War Memorial, Island Bridge, Dublin
KEEP YOURSELF INFORMED
Please Join our MAILING LIST - FILL IN THE SUBSCRIBE BOX TO THE RIGHT
Brouchure for the 2015 Conference is still available to Download - Click here to LINK to downloadable pdf
Almost 100 People enjoyed a series of lectures and garden visits on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11 Oct 2015
the Topic of the conference was
"Architecture & Art in Historic Garden Design"
NIHGC were pleased to run the conference in Association with the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society in the Historic Royal Palace - Hillsborough Castle
The 2015 Conference was held in Association with UAHS
Photo Album of the 2014 CONFERENCE
BOTANY OF DESIRE - The Role of Nurseries in the Irish Garden & Beyond
took place from 10th - 12th October 2014 at National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
See below for pics and reports on the 2013 CONFERENCE - 11th, 12th & 13th October
SOUTHERN GUESTS - PLANTS FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE IN OUR GARDENS
Guest Garden Writer or Author. Periodic Publication No.1
From time to time we will bring you the words of well known garden writers or authors.
The first in the series is by Seamus O'Brien, Head Gardener at Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens.
We are thrilled to offer extracts from his most recent publication"In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry and his Chinese plant collectors" by Seamus O Brien with Forward by Roy Lancaster OBE VMH is Published by the Antique Collectors Club Ltd www.antiquecollectorsclub.com RRP £40.00
Our sincere thanks to Seamus O Brien for his on going committment to and interest in Horticural Heritage in Ireland. Seamus O'Brien manages Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens, an 18th Century Country Estate belonging to National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
- To ensure that historic parks, gardens and demesnes are preserved and maintained for future generations
- To promote research into the history of gardens and horticulture
- To disseminate information about historic parks, gardens and demesnes
- To assist with the preservation of garden plants
- To encourage greater interest in gardens and gardening
- `Northern Gardens; Gardens and Parks of Outstanding Historic Interest in Northern Ireland' NIHGC, 1982
- `Heritage Gardens Inventory`, Belinda Jupp, 1992
- `Glory of Donard`, E Charles Nelson, 1994
- `Daisy Hill Nursery, Newry: A History of `The Most Interesting Nursery Probably in the World`, E Charles Nelson, 1998