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30th July 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Duckett’s Grove – Garden Tour

Seamus O’Brien, internationally renowned plantsman and Curator of the Botanic Gardens in Kilmacurragh picks out his top plants from surprising novelties to rising stars for your garden.

Some of these plants he may have seen himself in the wild during his extensive plant hunting expeditions abroad. A talk by one of Ireland’s finest plants people, this will be one of the highlights for those seeking to add something a little unusual to their garden.

Venue: Altamont Plant Sales, Altamont Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow R93 N882
Time: 11.30 a.m.
Admission: €5
Tea, coffee, snacks and light lunches from the on-site Sugar and Space Café.
Contact: 087-9822135


Author and explorer, Seamus O’Brien is Ireland’s leading plantsman and manages the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh in County Wicklow.

He has travelled the world in search of plants and is a Corresponding Member of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Woody Plant Committee.

He writes for several publications including Kew’s Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and is keenly interested in Irish garden history.


30th July 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Altamont Plant Sales & Walled Garden
Altamont Gardens
Tullow, Co. Carlow R93 N882
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+353 (0)87 982 2135
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