GLDA AGM and 20th Anniversary Dinner

October 7th 2016

Our annual AGM had a great turnout this year, with lots of great discussion on the way forward for the GLDA. Following our AGM ,as part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations, we  adjourned to the Woollen Mills Restaurant, where the discussions continued with great food and wine. A great night was had by all.


We are delighted to welcome our 3 new members to the GLDA, Kevin Dennis, Elizabeth O’Connell and Janet Hawker. Elizabeth Barrett-Morgan as a founding member of the GLDA was awarded a Fellowship of the GLDA.

It was great to see our first Chairperson, Angela Jupe, who was the driving force behind the founding of the GLDA.

Photos by Vincent McMonagle



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GLDA Competition

May 30, 2016

Win this beautiful potted Japanese  Maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’), sponsored by Yellow Furze Nurseries.
Simply sign for the GLDA email newsletter to enter the competition.
Or leave your name and email address at the GLDA podium at Bloom in the Park from Thursday 2nd June to June 6th 2016.
Closing date Monday 6th June midnight

Acer palmatum dissectum

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Tully’s Nurseries Visit

Last month we had a fantastic visit to Tully’s Nursery in Richardstown, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin. Despite the deluge of rain, we had a good turn out of hardy GLDA members. We were guided around the new specimen trees  by Martin, Dagmara & Jonathan and walked through acres of their tunnels, highlighting all their new plants available. Once we were in the tunnels, we had lots of questions for them on all of their plants, as we were as excited as children in a sweet shop. We had a lovely lunch which was greatly appreciated.  It was a great day out and we all came away wanting more plants for our gardens!


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Surveying Workshop


Saturday 21st November 2015
Location: Shackleton Garden – in the morning to learn about onsite surveying.
Sandyford Community Centre – in the afternoon to interpret the surveying information onto a plan.
Cost €50
Michael O’Reilly & John Harrington will be taking the class.

or download a booking form below:

Booking form GLDA Survey Workshop Nov 21st 2015 doc

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