The Carlow Garden Trail is delighted to welcome Steven Desmond, chartered horticulturalist and journalist with Country Life. The garden seat has many roles in the garden: as an eyecatcher, viewpoint and decorative object in its own right. Some of them are reasonably comfortable to sit on too. Join Steven in looking at these visual treasures and see the garden seat in a new and exciting light.
Ireland’s Ancient East is renowned for its local produce – there are few places that you will enjoy a more delicious afternoon tea than at Hardymount Gardens, where a sumptuous spread is enjoyed by all on the lawn area.
Venue: Hardymount Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow, R93 X524
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: €10 incl. afternoon tea. Pre-booking advised but not essential / In aid of cancer research
Contact: 059 915 1769 / 086 124 2801
Steven Desmond is a Chartered Horticulturist with a special interest in the historic gardens of Britain and Europe. During a long and varied career of practical and academic experience he has been a professional gardener, lectured for 15 years in horticultural colleges in the north of England, and advised organisations including the National Trust on the conservation and management of parks and gardens.
He now divides his time between writing for Country Life, lecturing to a wide range of audiences and leading specialist garden and architectural tours in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy. His well-received book Gardens of the Italian Lakes was published by Frances Lincoln in 2016 and adorns the coffee-table of every serious garden lover. He is delighted to renew his long and happy relationship with Ireland in this visit to Hardymount Gardens.