In this special 20th anniversary programme, garden historian expert Belinda Jupp makes her first visit to the Carlow Garden Festival and to Borris House.
Ireland is fortunate to have many stunning examples of elegant Georgian gardens – in this talk Belinda discusses some of these gardens revealing the methods used during her long and distinguished career in reviving and replanting dilapidated gardens.
Nestled in the stunning Barrow Valley, Borris House is surrounded by 650 acres acres of lush woodland and gardens, giving it a secluded, otherworldly feel that transports visitors back in time. Stroll along the woodland paths, enjoy some of the beautiful specimen trees, view the original Stew Pond and Victorian laundry, and the 18th century Ice House. The Lace Garden is a stunning addition to the Carlow Garden Trail – set within the walls of the original laundry green it illustrates the fascinating story of Borris Lace, through its predominantly white colour palette, lace inspired flowers, sculptures and stylised planting.
Visitors who opt for a house tour can expect lavish ceilings with ornate plasterwork, original furniture, porcelain and paintings. Discover hidden gems such as the Chapel of St. Moling and learn all about the not-for-profit lace industry run by the house during the family, and the family themselves.
Venue: Borris House, Gardens and Woodland, Borris, County Carlow R95 Y2T1
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: adults €10
For details of house tours visit borrishouse.ie
The Store is located in the Gate Lodge of Borris House and houses an eclectic mix of art, craft and artisan produce. It also features an exhibition by FORM, a group of designer makers and craftspeople living and working in the Carlow area. The Step House Hotel is located on the main street of Borris House directly opposite the gates of Borris House offering a wide range of food options including speciality cakes, tea and coffee and lunch. Advance booking highly recommended 059-9773209 E: firstname.lastname@example.org