Carlow Garden Festival 2022

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July 2022

Free

Nature Sketching Walk with Melissa Culhane along the River Barrow in Leighlinbridge

July 22, 2:00 pm
Leighlinbridge The Garden Village, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow + Google Map

Nature Sketching Walk with Melissa Culhane along the River Barrow in Leighlinbridge Melissa Culhane, award-winning illustrator of Naturama, the number one bestseller in Irish children’s non-fiction…

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€19.95 – €25.00

The Design Off – Choose Between Garden Designs by James Alexander Sinclair and Adam Frost

July 22, 7:30 pm
Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, Old Kilkenny Road
Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow R93 P9F4
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Design Off - Choose Between Garden Designs by James Alexander Sinclair and Adam Frost A very special start to mark the 20th anniversary celebrations of the…

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€10

Planting Yourself Better

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

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€12

Cut Flowers – From the Garden to the Vase

July 23, 3:00 pm
Huntington Castle and Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow + Google Map

Cut Flowers - From the Garden to the Vase In this hands-on workshop Fionnuala Fallon, Irish Times gardening correspondent explains the key principles of cut flower…

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€8.00

Being Energy Aware Matters

July 24, 12:00 pm
BEAM, BEAM –The Barrow Experience Garden, Barrow Lane, Regent Street,
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, R21 AH73. Ireland
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Being Energy Aware Matters Shirley Lanigan explores why being energy aware matters – the code by which The Barrow Experience project operates. It is a code…

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€19.50

20 Years of TV Gardening

July 24, 2:30 pm
Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, Duckett's Grove Walled Gardens and Pleasure Grounds
Kneestown, Co. Carlow R93 RF80
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20 Years of TV gardening - Joe Swift Joe Swift talks candidly about his experiences being a TV gardener. Having presented Gardeners World and most of…

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€10

Garden Tour Of Delta Sensory Gardens

July 25, 11:00 am
Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre, Strawhall Estate
Carlow, Co. Carlow R93 Y959
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Garden tour of Delta Sensory Gardens with Arthur Shackleton Enjoy a tour of Delta's sixteen sensory gardens, many of whom were designed by national and international…

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€8.00

Garden Tour Of The Meadows

July 25, 3:00 pm
The Meadows Garden, No.7 the Meadows
Myshall, Co Carlow R21 CF43
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Garden tour of The Meadows by Arthur Shackleton Renowned garden designer Arthur Shackleton leads this tour around the garden of the great artist and painter Philippa…

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€10

A Talk on Altamont – The Creation of an Important Irish Garden

July 26, 11:00 am
Altamont Gardens, Altamont Gardens
Tullow, Co. Carlow Ireland
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A Talk on Altamont Gardens - the Creation of an Important Irish Garden Turtle Bunbury charts the story of Altamont through the centuries from its reputed…

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€15

The Gardens of the Newt – A Journey Spanning Three Centuries

July 26, 3:00 pm
Hardymount Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow R93 XN24 + Google Map

The Gardens of the Newt – A Journey Spanning Three Centuries Travel back in time with Arthur Cole to discover the origins of an exceptional garden…

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€10

Petal to Plate

July 27, 11:00 am
Burtown House and Gardens, Burtown House and Gardens
Athy, Co. Kildare R14 AE67
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Petal to Plate As the interest in unusual edibles continues to grow, this workshop provides helpful information and advice allowing you to pick plants that make…

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€10 – €55

Stephanie Hafferty at Shankill Castle – An Afternoon of Talks and Supper

July 27, 3:00 pm
Shankill Castle and Gardens, Paulstown Co. Kilkenny R95 T8X7 Ireland + Google Map

Delivered by UK gardener Stephanie Hafferty, this afternoon of talks and supper is a must for anybody interested in growing their own food. Stephanie Hafferty has…

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€10

Search and Rescue – Bringing Gardens Back to Life

July 28, 11:00 am
Borris House Gardens and Woodlands, Borris House & Gardens
Borris, Co. Carlow R95 K237
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Search and Rescue - Bringing Gardens Back to Life In this special 20th anniversary programme, garden historian expert Belinda Jupp makes her first visit to the…

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€19.50 – €30

Horticultural Happy Pill

July 28, 3:00 pm
Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens, Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens
Kilgraney, Co. Carlow, Co. Carlow
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Horticultural Happy Pill The evidence for the mental and physical benefits of gardening is stacking up. James Wong is a Royal Botanic Garden, Kew-trained botanist, international…

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€16 – €30

The Great Indoors

July 28, 7:30 pm
Visual, Old Dublin Road
Carlow,
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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…

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€35

Tom Coward and Jim Gardiner at Altamont

July 29, 11:30 am
Altamont Plant Sales & Walled Garden, Altamont Gardens
Tullow, Co. Carlow R93 N882
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Continuing the Magic at Gravetye Manor (11.30 a.m.) and Shrubs - Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride (3 p.m.) Continuing the Magic at Gravetye Manor Head…

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€19.50

Woodland Gardening with Ken Cox

July 30, 11:00 am
Huntington Castle and Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow + Google Map

Woodland Gardening with Ken Cox Kenneth Cox presents his most popular and spectacular talk, a 1 hour visual feast on his 2018 publication Woodland Gardening. The talk…

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€10

Garden Talk with Finola Reid

July 30, 11:00 am
Burtown House and Gardens, Burtown House and Gardens
Athy, Co. Kildare R14 AE67
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Garden Talk Finola Reid promises an interesting and informative tour of Burtown House and Gardens exploring the delights of these beautiful surroundings while sharing her passion…

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Free

Community Gardens – Health and Well Being Benefits & Plant Safari Walk

July 31, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An Gairdín Beo, Old Dublin Road
Carlow, Co. Carlow R93 E1HF Ireland
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Talk 1: With a background in social and therapeutic horticulture, Fiann Ó Nualláin has extensive experience in creating community gardens as an outreach horticulturist working across Dublin and Leinster. In this talk Fiann will explore the health and well-being benefits of gardening and the bridge building that happens within community spaces.

Talk 2: In this plant safari walk around An Gairdín Beo, Fiann presents both vegetables, native species, medicinal herbs and other plants grown on site to explain their health benefits. Have your notepad and questions ready to solve those garden problems you may have and to tap into Fiann’s wonderful expertise on human health.

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August 2022

Free

Guided tour of the Myshall Tree Trail with Eanna Ni Lamhna 2.30 p.m.

August 1, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Myshall Community Centre, Myshall, Co. Carlow R21 P797 + Google Map

Eanna Ni Lamhna, President of the Tree Council of Ireland promises an informative and entertaining walk around the village of Myshall and its tree trail, which features twenty five notable species, both native and non-native.

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