Dermot O’ Neill picks out his top 10 favourite plants to bring your garden to life! Finding a favourite is difficult, however Dermot has narrowed it down to the plants he is unable to live without and those which add the best value to your garden space! Dermot’s selection is guaranteed to add magic to your garden. Bring along your questions and learn how to keep your garden looking beautiful throughout the summer and into the autumn.
Dermot O’ Neill is one of Ireland’s best-loved gardening experts. His exciting and colourful style brings the joy of gardening to a wide-reaching audience. He has served on the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland and was a founding committee member of the Irish Garden Plant Society.
With over 20 years-experience in broadcasting and lecturing, Dermot’s programmes combine his proven knowledge of gardening with a fun and accessible presenting style. He is a regular columnist with the RTE Guide and a gardening presenter on Newstalk with Pat Kenny.
Dermot is the author of many books including Dermot Gardens, Discover Gardening and the acclaimed Roses Revealed. Dermot has visited gardens all over the world and has guided many tours to some of the most beautiful gardens, including those of South Africa, Thailand, China and many European gardens.
With over a quarter million visitors each year Rathwood is the perfect place to spend a day out. This family owned spacious and well laid out centre houses an award winning garden centre, exclusive ranges of ladies clothing and shoes, a beauty salon, beautiful interior styled rooms, stylish gifts and a family friendly restaurant. Outside there are lovely woodland walks, a children’s playground, the maze of Ireland and a train ride.
Lunch at Rathwood’s restaurant is pivotal to the Rathwood shopping experience, where customers can relax and enjoy impressive wholesome lunches and a delicious selection of home baking (function room/group menus available). Rathwood is also perfect for a lunch stop on a trip to Altamont Gardens which are located nearby.
FACILITIES: Multi-award winning exclusive centre consisting of a beauty salon, furniture and interiors shops, gift shops, restaurant, garden centre, ladies fashions and shoes, potteries, children’s clothing, stone landscaping, garden sheds, childrens’ outdoor play garden, train rides, forest walks, large coach and car park, toilets, wheelchair access.