Month: January 2017

Enniskerry Gardening Club, on Wednesday, 1st February, at 8 pm in the Parochial Hall, Enniskerry, will be having an illustrated talk by renowned Botanical Artist, Yanny Petters. ‘Depicting a year in an artist’s garden in Wicklow’. Her recent exhibition of Verre Eglomisé panels was dedicated to her mother, Wilma Petters whose garden was the inspiration for twelve paintings. All welcome – visitors €7, with tea/coffee and biscuits after the talk.

Woodville Walled Garden, Co. Galway, will open daily from 11am to 4pm for the month of February. There are guided tours each day at 2 pm with the head gardener Marie looking at the varied snowdrop collection and early spring bulbs. Snowdrop Event will be on 11 February with guest speaker Assumpta Broomsfield. For further details contact Margarita at 087/9069191 or

The Green Barn restaurant is located just inside the front gates of Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare, set in the front parkland overlooking the walled kitchen garden. It is easily accessible as a quick lunch stop, or for a more relaxed luncheon, or for dinner on a Saturday night. Open from February to December.

Order any Gabriel Ash cedar greenhouse in January and February 2017 and receive €500 worth of accessories from the stunning Gabriel Ash cedar accessories collection including water butt, cold frame, blinds, seed trays, cedar planters and potting trays. For more details: 087-2306 128.

Bloom is on this year in Phoenix Park, Dublin, 1 to 5 June. The Bloom Postcard Gardens consist of small but perfectly formed 2m by 3m plots which can be used to represent your garden club, your locality or perhaps even a special person from your community. Contact Kerrie Gardiner at or 086 130 4170 for application details. free newsletter

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