Planting Yourself Better

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23rd July 2022, 11:00 am


Planting Yourself Better in a Sensory Garden

Leonie Cornelius, gold medal winner at Bloom, shows you how to plant yourself happy with sensory garden ideas that will stimulate all the senses.

Against the backdrop of Delta Sensory Gardens visitors will have the opportunity to learn from one of the leading sensory gardens in Ireland where planting patterns encourage rest and relaxation, while allowing visitors to truly indulge their senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. From adding the sound of water for tranquility to designing a layout that encourages total immersion in the garden, Leonie promises useful tips and tricks with on-site examples that will make your garden a sanctuary with well-being and joy at its heart.

Venue: Delta Sensory Gardens and Garden Centre, Strawhall Estate, Carlow, R93 Y959
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: €10
The on-site Café Thyme serves delicious light lunches, tea, coffee and snacks.
Contact: 059 9131354 /

Leonie Cornelius is an award-winning garden designer and interior architect living on the Wild Atlantic Way. She writes regularly for several publications including the Sunday Independent, Irish Country Magazine and more. She has worked on RTÉ television as a presenter and design judge for various shows and her own work has been featured in many publications nationally and abroad. Leonie’s show garden designs, which often merge architecture and wild planting, have seen her receive numerous medals over the years including gold and Best in Show at Bloom and a gold medal from the RHS for her Chelsea in Bloom design for Dubarry of Ireland.

As a designer and speaker Leonie regularly hosts her popular talks and courses which focus on creating dream gardens as well as giving educational and inspirational talks at third level colleges and universities. Leonie is the author of the bestselling garden book ‘Dream Gardens’.

The Carlow Garden Festival is supported by Carlow County Council under the Festival and Events Scheme and the URBACT Ru:Rban programme


23rd July 2022
11:00 am
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Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre
Strawhall Estate
Carlow, Co. Carlow R93 Y959
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