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July 2019

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Colin Stafford Johnson: Leighlinbridge – The Garden Village

July 27, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Parish Centre, The Parish Centre
Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow R93 KR83
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Opening the Carlow Garden Festival for 2019, Colin Stafford Johnson, Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter will lead a nature walk with a difference along the River Barrow in Leighlinbridge. Discover the flora, fauna and plants of this special river and eco-system.

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€10

Colin Stafford Johnson – Huntington Castle and Gardens

July 27, 3:00 pm
Huntington Castle and Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow + Google Map

Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world's most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world.

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€19.50

Adam Forst at Duckett’s Grove

July 28, 2:00 pm
Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, Kneestown, Co. Carlow + Google Map

Adam Frost is an award-winning British garden designer, television presenter and Chelsea Flower Show winner. If you have ever wondered how to approach designing your own garden, what you need to know to be a garden designer or the skills involved, then join Adam as he reveals the process and principles.

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€5

Fionnuala Fallon at Patthana Gardens, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow

July 28, 5:30 pm
Patthana Gardens, Kiltegan Co. Wicklow Ireland + Google Map

Join Fionnuala Fallon, Irish Times gardening correspondent, as she talks about the changing world of Irish gardens. If you are passionate about growing plants you cannot miss this wonderful tour where visitors will be amazed by the flamboyant perennials and striking foliage which create an opulent display of summer colour.

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Free – €7

Frances MacDonald – Delta Sensory Gardens

July 29, 11:00 am
Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre, Strawhall Estate
Carlow, Co. Carlow
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Frances MacDonald, with her husband, Iain, is joint owner of The Bay Garden in Camolin, Co. Wexford which is open to the public. She has been gardening for over 40 years, writes and talks about gardening and take gardeners on tours at home and abroad. Frances promises an interesting and informative tour of Delta Sensory Gardens exploring the delights of these beautiful surroundings while sharing her passion for planting.

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Shirley Lanigan at the Meadows

July 29, 3:00 pm
The Meadows Garden, No.7 the Meadows
Myshall, Co. Carlow
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Shirley Lanigan has been writing about Irish gardens for two decades in books and magazines, and is a regular columnist with the Irish Garden. With a background in art, she has a keen interest in the use of art in gardens and believes that artists' gardens are particularly fascinating.

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Neil Porteous at Altamont Gardens

July 30, 11:00 am
Altamont Gardens, Altamont Gardens
Tullow, Co. Carlow Ireland
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Join Neil Porteous, head gardener at Mount Stewart, Co. Down on a walk through Corona North's unique creation, Altamont. This 'Robinsonian' garden looks fabulous in late July and has a great variety of interesting plants from mighty sequoiadendrons and scented roses, down to an unusual array of herbaceous plants and bulbs.

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€10

Steven Desmond at Hardymount Gardens

July 30, 3:00 pm
Hardymount Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow + Google Map

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.

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Carl Wright at Burtown House and Gardens

July 31, 11:00 am
Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare + Google Map

Carl Wright, columnist with the Irish Garden, takes a look at how most gardens contain at least one section of woodland! The talk explains the actual meaning of the term and how the woodland 'system' works from the top canopy to the woodland floor.

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€20

Jekka McVicar at Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens

July 31, 3:00 pm
Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens, Borris Rd
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow
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Jekka McVicar has been leading the way on the cultivation and the use of herbs for the past three decades. Started in 1984, her farm has evolved from supplying garden centres to an online mail order business and in 2013 it became a unique herbetum and school.

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August 2019

€10 – €30

Aaron Bertelsen at Shankill Castle

August 1, 11:00 am
Shankill Castle and Gardens, Paulstown Co. Kilkenny Ireland + Google Map

Aaron Bertelsen's gardening year starts on November 1st, with the closure of Great Dixter. Aaron discusses the important work undertaken during the winter months preparing the soil for the next growing season. His workshop also covers spring and summer crops and the practical side of vegetable gardening including stacking, watering and weeding.

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€5

Rory Newell at Borris House

August 1, 3:00 pm
Borris House Gardens and Woodlands, Borris, Co. Carlow + Google Map

Between 2015 and 2017 Blarney Castle and Gardens under the collection banner of Botanic Network Ireland set out on a series of plant collecting trips to Northern Vietnam. Rory Newell, who by his own admission is “plants mad” delivers an informative and entertaining talk on the trips, covering a broad range of topics including conservation/exsitu conservation, growing, propagating and developing a living catalogue of the plants in the gardens of Blarney Castle.

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€35

Troy Scott-Smith and Dan Pearson – Altamont Plant Sales

August 2
Altamont Plant Sales & Walled Garden, Altamont Gardens
Tullow, Co. Carlow
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Troy Scott-Smith, head gardener at Sissinghurst Castle, gives an interesting and entertaining talk focusing on the decisions he faced when appointed to this iconic English garden - to continue along well established lines of the previous forty years or to make changes.

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€10

Alasdair Moore – Huntington Castle and Gardens

August 3, 11:00 am
Huntington Castle and Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow + Google Map

Alasdair Moore is Manager of Estate and Gardens at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. A magical garden hidden for generations beneath a forest of brambles and self-seeded trees, liberated by a hurricane and revitalised by an extraordinary individual, Heligan is quite a story.

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Paul Martin at Burtown House and Gardens

August 3, 3:00 pm
Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare + Google Map

A lecture about the different stages involved in creating beautiful gardens, with emphasis on details such as soil, structure (hedges / hard landscaping, while also discussing features such as lighting, sculpture, water features and most importantly planting.

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€25

Monty Don at Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven

August 3, 7:30 pm
Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, Old Kilkenny Road
Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow
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Monty Don makes a welcome return to the Carlow Garden Festival. In this engaging talk Monty talks about the Japanese and Paradise gardens he has experienced on his travels and the lessons he has learned from these for his own garden at longmeadow.

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Free – €7

Monica Alvarez – Delta Sensory Gardens

August 5, 11:00 am
Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre, Strawhall Estate
Carlow, Co. Carlow
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Monica Alvarez discusses garden design and more specifically addresses boundary issues and large existing hedges. Monica will then bring her talk outdoors into the beautiful gardens at Delta and will also do a demonstration on proper pruning techniques and carrying out pruning in situ.

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