As the interest in unusual edibles continues to grow, this workshop provides helpful information and advice allowing you to pick plants that make maximum use of plots in environmentally sustainable ways.
Organic gardening teacher Orlaith Murphy, who has a background in forest gardening and permaculture, takes us on a botanical gastro-journey, showing us the bounty that’s been hiding all along, growing right under our noses, in our gardens. You won’t look at plants in the same way again! Top of the list are dahlias and hostas, that serve multiple uses in the garden, and there are lots more tips for plants that not only look good but also taste good too.
Venue: Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare R14 KF63 (exit 3 off M9 motorway)
Time: 11 a.m.
House Tours: €10
The Green Barn Restaurant and Shop is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch, evening dinner available Friday and Saturday – booking is essential.
Orlaith Murphy was one of the first participants in Carraig Dulra’s Organic Garden Complete course in 2006. A keen plants person, Orlaith has a level three certificate in Horticulture from the RHS. She also has completed courses in Forest Gardening and most recently Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course.
She currently works with the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland in a development role and is teaching organic gardening SDCP in Tallaght. Orlaith gardens with her horticultural partner and friend Wendy Narin in their experimental ‘WOW’ edimental garden in Co. Wicklow.