Monday 6th August 2018
Elma Fenton, renowned Irish and international ecological landscape architect and garden designer promises an interesting and informative tour of the Delta Sensory Gardens. Elma designed the beautiful “Circle of Life” at Delta Sensory Gardens and will impart some of the thoughts behind this. Explore the delights of these beautiful surroundings where Elma shares her passion and knowledge of plants and garden design. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to rest and indulge their senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and visual delight at this wonderful garden tour.
Venue: Delta Sensory Gardens and Garden Centre, Strawhall Estate, Carlow
GPS: 52.844988, -6.924546
Time: 12 noon
Admission: Adults €7, concessions €5, children free if accompanied by an adult – no pre-booking required. Tea, coffee, lunch and snacks available in the on-site restaurant.
Contact: 059-9143527 w: www.deltasensorygardens.com
Elma Fenton a Kildare native coming from Monasterevin.
She is renowned Irish and international ecological landscape architect and garden designer. Her passion for gardens & the landscape combines practicality with creative flair, producing spaces that surprise and enchant. Imaginative and realistic solutions are developed in close liaison with the client needs. She prides herself in attention to detail such as structures, textures and materials that help to unify the unique designs. Her horticultural training and extensive plant knowledge extends the professional and appropriate service offered. Offering consultations, design, build and maintenance services in collaboration with landscape contracting teams for gardens from the small to the large.
Elma is very much involved in Carlow as a Tidy Towns Judge & also for her design work, “The Circle of Life” as seen at The Delta Sensory Gardens.
Delta Sensory Gardens continue to go from strength to strength since officially opening in 2007. The gardens are now well renowned as a major attraction for disability groups, the general public and national and international visitors. The gardens offer visitors of all abilities and age groups a unique opportunity to rest and indulge the senses. Voted as the best place to visit in Carlow on Trip Advisor in 2015. These beautiful gardens have come about with the help and dedication of well renowned and some award winning designers, such as Gordon Ledbetter, Mary Reynolds, Rachel Doyle, Elma
Fenton and Paul Martin. The theme for each of the 16 gardens celebrates the use of natural elements such as stone, water and wonderful foliage and plants. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to rest and indulge their senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and visual delight.