The Great Indoors

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July 28, 7:30 pmBook Now

€16 – €30

The Great Indoors

From tiny moss terrariums and planted tanks, to indoor lily ponds, fern-encrusted fountains and lush living walls, James will take you on a virtual tour of his experiments with houseplants and reveal the tips and tricks of how to create them.

Sharing his tiny central London flat with over 500 houseplants, Kew-trained botanist James Wong knows a thing or two about creating indoor jungles.

This is a great opportunity to view Future Light from Distant Stars – a partnership between artist David Beattie and VISUAL Carlow to create a colourful greenhouse installation powered by solar panels, emitting light, and acting as a growing space and meeting place.

Venue: Visual, Old Dublin Road, Carlow R93 A3K1
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Adm: Adults €16.
Contact: +353599172400

James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, science writer and broadcaster based in London, England.

Graduating with a Master of Science degree in Ethnobotany in 2006, he has pursued his key research interests of underutilised crop species, ethnopharmacology and traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java and China.

He is the author of the internationally best-selling books “Grow Your Own Drugs” and “Homegrown Revolution”. His presenting work spans a range of BBC programmes, including the award-winning “Grow Your Own Drugs” & “Great British Garden Revival”, as well as Radio 4’s “Gardeners’ Question Time”, becoming an RHS Ambassador in 2014.

James is passionate about communicating plant science to new audiences in relevant and accessible ways. In 2015 The Sunday Times listed him as one of the Top 20 most influential people in horticulture.

With his obsession for food, nearly eclipsing his love of plants, James’ small London garden serves as a testing-station for all manner of crops and horticultural ideas from around the world.

The Carlow Garden Festival is supported by Carlow County Council under the Festival and Events Scheme


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The Great Indoors
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Horticultural Happy Pill (Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens) + The Great Indoors (Visual)
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July 28
7:30 pm
€16 – €30
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Old Dublin Road
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+353 59 917 2400