Fionnuala Fallon, Irish Times gardening correspondent, explains how to create your own cut-flower patch with advice on selecting the most productive, floriferous, disease-resistant varieties and tips on plant propagation, weed control and conditioning your homegrown flowers for a long vase life. Her talk will be followed by a practical demonstration showing how to create a lovely flower arrangement to decorate your home. Afterwards enjoy a walk through the delightful gardens at Delta – voted the best place to visit in Carlow on Trip Advisor in 2015.
A horticulturist, garden writer and garden designer, Fionnuala Fallon has been the gardening correspondent for The Irish Times since 2011 and is also a long-time regular contributor to other publications including The Irish Garden magazine. Her first book, ‘From the Ground Up: How Ireland is Growing Its Own’ produced in collaboration with her photographer husband Richard Johnston, was published by Collins Press in 2012.
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.