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Its Garden Time Events

May 2017

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 growranging 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

Monday 12th June Beechdale Garden Centre

Morning Garden Talk

Location - Beechdale Garden Centre, 10.30am - 11.30am

www.beechdale.ie to book

Wednesday 14th June The Bay Garden

Morning Garden Walk

Location - The Bay Garden, 10.00am - 11.30am

Email or telephone to book

Saturday 17th June The Bay Garden

Special Event: Garden Photography with Richard Murphy (Limited Numbers) Location - The Bay Garden, 2pm - 4.30pm

Email or telephone to book

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

Monday 3rd July The Bay Garden

Special Event: Garden Walks with Helen Dillon & Carmel Duignan (Limited Numbers)

Location - The Bay Garden, 2pm - 4.30pm

Email or telephone to book

Saturday 8th July The Bay Garden

Special Event: Flower Arranging from your Garden with Margaret Collins (Limited Numbers)

Location - The Bay Garden, 2pm - 4.30pm

Email or telephone to book

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

Wednesday 16th August The Bay Garden

Special Event: Painting in the Garden with Fergal Flanagan (Limited to 12 people)

Location - The Bay Garden, 10am - 5pm

Email or telephone to book

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

Open day with a short talk on "Growing Tulips"

Over 10,000 Tulip bulbs throughout the garden, with 100 diferent varieties!

Location - The Bay Garden, 2pm - 5pm

€5 entrance fee. Refreshments available. Group appointments at other times

Open day with a short talk on "Growing Tulips"

Over 10,000 Tulip bulbs throughout the garden, with 100 diferent varieties!

Location - The Bay Garden, 2pm - 5pm

€5 entrance fee. Refreshments available. Group appointments at other times