Helen Dillon at Borris House
Garden Artistry – Secrets of Designing and Planting a Small Garden
Most gardeners long to have a colourful assortment of bulbs, herbaceous perennials, trees, shrubs and annuals but making these plants work together successfully can often be difficult. Helen Dillon provides the solution to such a daunting task by offering sensible tactics for establishing artistic order. Drawing from the challenges and triumphs she faced creating her impressive town house garden in Dublin, Dillon offers a personal, intimate, and passionate account of the pleasures of gardening in small and sometimes difficult spaces. One of Ireland’s great gardeners and a firm favourite on the Carlow Garden Festival programme, Helen’s entertaining and witty style will appeal to both the novice and more experienced gardener.
Borris House, the ancestral home of the MacMorrough Kavanaghs, Kings of Leinster is one of the most beautiful Irish country houses, with a history that stretches all the way back to the Royal families of ancient Ireland. Enjoy a house tour, conducted by one of the family, which covers all aspects of the house’s heritage from the original 15th century castle, right up to the present day. A selection of the world famous Borris Lace is on view and a tour of the lace gardens can also be enjoyed.
Venue: Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow
GPS: 52.598644, 6.926618
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: €7 in aid of Holy Angels School, Carlow. House tours €10 p.p., craft gallery and lace garden available.
Contact: 059 977 1884