Monday 24th July 2017
Oliver Schurmann, multi gold medal winner at Bloom promises an interesting and informative tour of the Delta Sensory Gardens. Explore the delights of these beautiful surroundings where Oliver shares his passion and knowledge of plants and his great eye for design. Have your notepad ready as Oliver will give some valuable advice and tips on different plant combinations which will ensure your garden continues to look great all year round.
Oliver Schurmann with his wife Liat runs Mount Venus Nursery in Dublin, a specialist nursery for unusual perennials and grasses, established in 2000. Oliver and Liat have designed various show gardens and floral exhibits winning many gold medals at Bloom. They are known for creating gardens that are unusual and extraordinary. Both trained in a specialist nursery in Germany and are very much influenced by the continental and practical approach to good design. Their broad knowledge of plants and the accessibility to growers enables them to create detailed and diverse planting schemes, with the aim of achieving a well-balanced plant society resulting in sustainability and low maintenance and always with the ecological approach in mind.
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.