Carl Wright, John Massey and James Alexander-Sinclair at Altamont Plant Sales
Carl Wright, John Massey and James Alexander-Sinclair join forces for a master class in gardening – a one-day, once-off, intensive, informative and inspirational day of gardening knowledge.
Talk 1, Summer stars of an Irish garden, 11 a.m. – Clare gardener, Carl Wright of Caher Bridge Gardens in the Burren explores gardening in sympathy with the local landscape and details the key plants and flowers for anyone looking for a bright and colourful summer garden.
Talk 2, Summer into Autumn, 12 noon – John Massey speaks on his late summer and autumn garden and gives tips and tricks to maintain colour, explaining the importance of dead heading, supporting weed control and filling gaps. Owner of the renowned Ashwood Nurseries in the West Midlands, John was winner of a gold medal and Best in Show Award at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 – this is a great opportunity to a meet a gardener and nurseryman of his calibre.
Talk 3, My life in 5 Gardens, 3.30 p.m. – James Alexander-Sinclair, RHS judge speaks on his life designing and living in five special gardens. A judge with the RHS and a respected international garden designer with projects stretching from London to Moscow, James introduces you to good garden design principles to avoid costly gardening mistakes. Bring your garden questions and learn how to keep your garden looking beautiful.
Venue: Altamont Plant Sales, Tullow, Co. Carlow
GPS: 52.735129, – 6.720966
Time: 11 a.m., 12 noon and 3.30 p.m.
Admission: Talk 1 and 2 €20, Talk 3 €20 or day ticket €35. The Walled Garden Cafe in Altamont Plant Sales is open for tea, coffee and light snacks.
Tickets: Robert Miller m: 087 982 2135 or Carlow Tourism 059 913 0411