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 March 2017

     
Fri 24th - Sun 26th March Delta Centre Daffodil Weekend

Offering a delicious afternoon tea each day in our New Café, visit one of most extensive collections of Daffodils in the country with 10,000 flowers with numerous varieties on show

Admission: €15 (Including Sensory Garden Visit, booking recommended)

All profits from the weekend will be donated to EIST Carlow Cancer Support Group, For further information closer to the event visit www.deltasensorygardens.com

Saturday 25th March Beechdale Garden Centre Garden Talk

Luscious Lawns         11.00am-12am

With Beechdale Staff

FREE EVENT

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more information


Saturday 25th March ISNA First plant Fair of 2017

Location - The Red Stables, St. Annes Park, Co. Dublin.

Daily from Sun 26th March Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens  Rhododendron Walks

Come and take part in a most memorable experience, walking through the gardens of Kilmacurragh as the beautiful old rhododendron trees burst into blossom.

Time: 3.00pm. Meet at the Car Park

Wednesday 29th March Cork Photo Gallery

Half day Introduction to Growing Your Own Cut Flowers with Sarah Evans of The Secret Garden.

Time: 10 – 2pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.

Do you love the idea of growing your own cut flowers and don’t know where to start?

Whether it’s for a wedding, or just a fresh vase of flowers on the kitchen table each week, we can all grow beautiful blooms. Home-grown seasonal flowers not only have a natural beauty, but you will be able to grow flowers not readily available in the shops, with the added bonus that they will not have travelled for thousands of miles. This half day workshop will arm you with enough practical know how to get you started for the season.

We’ll cover everything from choosing which varieties to grow, sowing from seed, planting, soil, feed, pest management, staking, cutting and conditioning. More importantly, this will all be organically so the bees and butterflies can enjoy the flowers too. You’ll also get a bit of hands on experience with sowing a few seeds of your own to take home and nurture. The cost includes a handout and all materials.

Price - €45 sign up at this link
http://corkphoto.com/product-category/creative-workshop-programme/


     

 April 2017

 
Saturday 1st April Beechdale Garden Centre Garden Talk

Fruit for Thought         11.00am-12am

With Beechdale Staff

FREE EVENT

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more information


Sunday 2nd April Claregalway Castle Claregalway Castle Spring Plant Fair

Location - Claregalway Castle, Co. Galway

Fri 7th and Sat 8th April The Garden House Get the Best out of your Spring Garden, 10am - 12pm

Marie will show you how to get the best out of your spring garden and she will plant up baskets and containers in anticipation of a wonderful summer ahead. Marie will demonstrate how to create colourful, easy to maintain, themed potted focal points around front doors and on window sills.

To book one of these classes call us on: 01 531 2020 or email info@thegardenhouse.ie

Saturday 8th April Beechdale Garden Centre Garden Talk

Grow Your Own Veg         11.00am-12am

With Mary Egan

FREE EVENT

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more information


Sunday 9th April ISNA Plant Fair 

Location - Airfield House, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

Monday 10th April Beechdale Garden Centre Garden Talk            10.30am-11.30am

With Frances McDonald of The Bay Garden, Camolin

‘Spring in your Garden’

Admission €5           Tea/Coffee and Scone included

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more information


Saturday 15th April Delta Centre Easter Extravaganzas

Join Mr. Hop the Easter Bunny and friends for some egg-citing family fun this Easter Saturday from 12pm - 5pm 

Online booking essential for this event, with our delta team pulling out all of the stops

Lunches, Teas/Coffees and snacks available in our New Café on the day

For further information closer to the event visit www.deltasensorygardens.com

Sunday 16th April Beechdale Garden Centre Easter Egg Hunt     2.00pm

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more information

Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April
 
ISNA Plant Fair

Location - Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin
Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd April  Delta Centre Pan Celtic Festival

Details of events in our Sensory Gardens to coincide with the festival available later at www.deltasensorygardens.com
  
Sunday 23rd April Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens Family Event: Garden Bird Safari

Join author and Botanic Gardens Head Guide Glynn Anderson for a guided bird walk, uncovering the rich bird life of the Gardens. On a lucky day you may be fortunate enough to spot a red kite. If you have them, be sure to bring your binoculars for a closer look! 

Time: 10.30am. Meet in Kilmacurragh Car Park. Admission Free,
Advance Booking Essential Call (01) 804 0319/ 857 0909 or email botanicgardens@opw.ie

Sunday 23rd April Fota Island Plant Fair

Location - Fota House, Fota Island, Co. Cork

Sunday 30th April Ennis Clare Garden Festival,

Location - Ennis, Co. Clare

 

 May 2017


   
Fri 5th and Sat 6th May The Garden House ‘Potty about Colour’ Container Gardening, 10am - 12pm 

The ‘Potty about Colour’ class will celebrate the most versatile way of quickly and easily achieving instant colour – be it on the neatest balcony or the most compact decking area, no space is too small! Marie will demonstrate how to plant up containers and baskets for every occasion including of course a communion day.

To book one of these classes call us on: 01 531 2020 or email info@thegardenhouse.ie

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th of May Renvyle House Hotel, Anyone fancies a wonderful weekend in Connemara?  On the 5th -7th May, Renvyle House Hotel organise a gardening weekend with myself, Anja Gohlke (Head Gardener at Kylemore Abbey) and Sile Nic Chonaonaigh. 

For more information please have a look at:
http://www.renvyle.com/booking.php?action=cal&price_group=524288

Fri 5th - Sun 7th May Antrim Castle Garden Show Ireland,

Location - Antrim Castle, Co. Antrim
Saturday 6th May Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens  Guided Walk: Oriental Blossoms 

Many of the flowering plants that we grow in our gardens today originated in China and the Far East. Come along to discover some common and unusual plants with far reaching roots in distant continents.
Time: 3.00pm. Meet at the Car Park. 

Thursday 11th May
Cork Photo Gallery

Bees, Trees & Hedgerows with Alan Pitcher

Time: 4pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.

This workshop is aimed at those who wish to set up and maintain a garden not just for aesthetics and production, but for the benefit of wildlife. Starting with the principles of design and plant placement, it will also cover how to choose suitable trees, hedging shrubs and perennials that will not only give you a beautiful garden but will also provide food and habitat for wildlife.
Once the garden has been planted it needs to be maintained without resorting to harmful chemicals, and garden maintenance will also be tackled – garden health, making your own feeds and dealing with pest and disease organically.

Price - €40 sign up at this link

http://corkphoto.com/product-category/creative-workshop-programme/

Saturday 13th May Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens Guided Walk: Oriental Blossoms 

Many of the flowering plants that we grow in our gardens today originated in China and the Far East. Come along to discover some common and unusual plants with far reaching roots in distant continents.
Time: 3.00pm. Meet at the Car Park. 

Sunday 14th May Mt. Congreve Rare and Special Plant Fair

Location - Mt. Congreve, Co. Waterford

Saturday 20th May  Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens Guided Walk: Oriental Blossoms 

Many of the flowering plants that we grow in our gardens today originated in China and the Far East. Come along to discover some common and unusual plants with far reaching roots in distant continents.
Time: 3.00pm. Meet at the Car Park. 

Saturday 20th May Tullynally Castle Tullynally Castle Plant Fair

Location - Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath

Sunday 21st May Delta Centre Sensory Fun Day 

Fantastic selection of activities including face painting, treasure trail and much more in our Sensory Gardens

Full details on www.deltasensorygardens.com and on Facebook closer to the event

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th May

ISNA Mallow Home and Garden Show

Location - Cork Racecourse, Mallow
Saturday 27th May Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens Guided Walk: Oriental Blossoms 

Many of the flowering plants that we grow in our gardens today originated in China and the Far East. Come along to discover some common and unusual plants with far reaching roots in distant continents.
Time: 3.00pm. Meet at the Car Park. 

     

 June 2017

   
Every Saturday in June Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens Guided Walk: The Meadows and Me

Join our expert guides on a stroll through the summer meadows. From wild Irish orchids to yellow rattle, discover the many wonderful plants that are growing in our regenerated meadows.

Time: 2.30pm. Meet at the Car Park

Thurs 1st - Mon 5th June Phoenix Park Bloom

Location - Phoenix Park, Dublin

For more information visit http://bloominthepark.com/

Wednesday 7th June Cork Photo Gallery

Half day Introduction to Growing Your Own Herbs with Sarah Evans of The Secret Garden.

Time: 10 - 2pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.


Time to stop buying bags of fresh herbs from the supermarket and start growing your own!

Growing herbs is easy and rewarding and you don’t even need a garden to do it! A windowsill, a doorstep, anywhere you can perch a pot or two will allow you to grow tasty and nutritious herbs that will transform even the most basic of dishes (two eggs suddenly becomes omelette aux fines herbes).

This half day workshop will be a gentle introduction to herbs –what and how to grow, ranging from the common parsley through to more unusual flavours, with plenty of opportunities to sniff and taste the variety of herbs available. There will be a bit of practical too, as you get to sow a few seeds yourself to take home with you. Price includes handout and all materials.

Price - €45 sign up at this link
http://corkphoto.com/product-category/creative-workshop-programme/


Fri 9th and Sat 10th June The Garden House Scentsational Summer Borders, 10am - 12pm

Marie is full of ideas on how to plan what you should plant for glorious summer border colour in your garden. She will share ideas, tips and advice about how to plant long lasting Summer borders full of texture and colour and which smell good too!

To book one of these classes call us on: 01 531 2020 or email info@thegardenhouse.ie 

Sunday 11th June Laois Laois Garden Festival

Location - Spinks, Co. Laois

Fri 23rd - Sun 25th June Ballybrit Galway Homes and Gardens

Location - Ballybrit Racecourse, Co. Galway

Sat 24th & Sun 25th June Mt. Stewart Mt. Stewart Garden Festival

Location - Newtownards, Co. Down

Sunday 25th June - 2nd July Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens
Guided Walk: In celebration of a Great Plantsman

Joseph Hooker was one of the most famous botanists and plant collectors of the nineteenth century. He was also Director at Kew Gardens for over twenty years. June 30th marks the bicentenary of his birth and to celebrate this wonderful plantsman’s life, we will run tours with an emphasis on Hooker plants in the Kilmacurragh collection.

Daily at 3.00pm. Meet at the Car Park

     

 July 2017

 
Every Saturday in July Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens Guided Walk: The Meadows and Me

Join our expert guides on a stroll through the summer meadows. From wild Irish orchids to yellow rattle, discover the many wonderful plants that are growing in our regenerated meadows.

Time: 2.30pm. Meet at the Car Park

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd July  Claregalway Castle Galway Garden Festival

Location - Claregalway Castle, Co. Galway

Sunday 9th July Blarney Castle Blarney in Bloom

Location - Blarney Castle, Co. Cork

Sat 15th & Sun 16th July St. Anne's Park St. Anne's Rose Festival

Location - St. Anne's Park, Co. Dublin

Fri 21st - Sun 30th July Delta Centre Carlow Garden Festival

Two talks will take place in our Sensory Gardens;
Monday 24th July - 2.30pm
Friday 28th July - 11am

Coordinated and supported by Carlow Tourism, this is an event not to be missed, more details available at a later stage

Sat 29th July RHSI RHSI Show

Location - Russborough House, Co. Wicklow

     

 August 2017

     
Every Saturday in August Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens Guided Walk: The Meadows and Me

Join our expert guides on a stroll through the summer meadows. From wild Irish orchids to yellow rattle, discover the many wonderful plants that are growing in our regenerated meadows.

Time: 2.30pm. Meet at the Car Park

     

 September 2017

 
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd September Ballymaloe Ballymaloe Plant Fair

Location - Shanagarry, Co. Cork

Sunday 10th September Claregalway Castle  Claregalway Autumn Plant Fair

Location - Claregalway Castle, Co. Galway 

Sunday 17th September ISNA  Plant Fair

Location - Fota House, Fota Island, Co. Cork