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 February 2017

     
Every Monday - Sunday February National Botanic Gardens Daily Guided Tours: Hidden February Blossoms

Discover some unanticipated winter colour as you stroll through the gardens with us. Experience the fragrant blossoms of the Daphne and the tropical Rhododendrons in the glasshouses

Times:
Monday - Saturday, 11.30am and 3.00pm (€5 per person)
Sunday, 12.00am and 2.30pm (Free of charge)

     

 March 2017

     
Saturday 4th March Beechdale Garden Centre Garden Talk

All Things Roses    2.00pm-3.00pm

With Beechdale Staff

FREE EVENT

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more details 

Saturday 4th March Beechdale Garden Centre Willow Workshop with Terry the Weaver      10am to 4.30pm

Create a living structure and plant supports

Admission €75    **Booking Essential   (Non Refundable Deposit €40 required)

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more details

Tuesday 7th March Beechdale Garden Centre Basket Weaving with Barbara Kelly     10am to 4.30pm

Make and bring home your own basket in this hands-on workshop.

Admission €60   ** Booking Essential   (Non Refundable Deposit €30 required)

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more information

Thursday 9th March Cork Photo Gallery

Half day Essential Pruning by Alan Pitcher

Time: 11 – 2pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.

Pruning is a task that can often intimidate even the most experienced of gardeners. Fear not – this half day workshop will take the mystery out of pruning once and for all! All aspects of pruning will be covered, from the theory through to technique, with lots of practical advice as well as specific pruning techniques for different groups of plants (roses, climbers, shrubs, fruit trees). Tool selection and maintenance will also be covered.

This workshop is essential for people who would like to be able to keep their garden under control but are frightened to tackle anything! Participants may bring along their own pruning tools if they wish but this is not essential.

Price - €40 sign up at this link
http://corkphoto.com/product-category/creative-workshop-programme/


Monday 13th March Beechdale Garden Centre Garden Talk            10.30am-11.30am

With Frances McDonald of The Bay Garden, Camolin

‘Wake up your garden’

Admission €5           Tea/Coffee and Scone included

Contact info@beechdale.ie for more information

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.

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

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


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
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

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
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/

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

Location - Mt. Congreve, Co. Waterford

Saturday 20th May Tullynally Castle Tullynally Castle Plant Fair

Location - Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th May ISNA Mallow Home and Garden Show

Location - Cork Racecourse, Mallow
     

 June 2017

     
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/


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

     

 July 2017

 
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

Sat 29th July RHSI RHSI Show

Location - Russborough House, Co. Wicklow

     

 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