Cork Alpine Hardy Plant Society hosts garden designer Annie Godfrey of Daisy Roots Nursery, Hertford, UK, in Northridge House, on Thursday, November 28, at 8pm. A talk on ‘Good in Bed’ will look at plants that have a particularly long interest in the garden.
Innishannon Flower & Garden Club holds its next meeting on Wednesday, November 13, in Barrett’s Lounge at 8pm. Mike Walsh will speak about ‘Autumn Colour in the Garden’.
Christmas Open House in aid Marymount Hospice and Alzheimers Day Care, Bandon takes place at Bride View Cottage, Killumney, Co Cork, Thursday to Sunday (November 21-24) and November 28 to December 1. Thursday and Fridays 6pm-10pm; Saturday and Sundays noon-8pm.
Castlelyons Home & Garden Club presents a festive gala evening ‘In The Name of Christmas’ in the Corrin Event (Mart) Centre on Friday, November 15, at 7.30pm, with Debbie Shaw Ballymaloe, Petra from Square Garden Flowers and Castlelyons Gospel Choir. Proceeds in Aid of Pieta House, Arc House and Liam’s Lifts (local charities). Tickets from Gunny 086-867 0385 or Ann 086-238 1611.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club hosts a gala floral demonstration with Margaret Collins AOIFA (Carlow) on ‘The Joy of Christmas’ on Thursday, November 14, at Coolcower House at 8pm (doors 7pm). Supporting Macroom Community Hospital. Tickets from 087-982 1708 or 026-41695.
Cork Flower Club presents a gala Christmas demonstration ‘Inspired by Christmas’ with James Burnside NAFAS on Tuesday, November 19, in Canon Packham Hall, Douglas, Cork, at 8pm. Supporting Pieta House. €15 incl supper.
Cork Garden Club hosts a talk by Barbara Buckley, biologist ‘Soil, Fungi, and some Mushroom Facts’ on Thursday, November 14, at Nemo Rangers, South Douglas Road, Cork, at 8pm.
Ballincollig Flower & Garden Club gala Christmas demonstration by John Paul Deehan (Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies) Monday, November 11, at Oriel House Hotel supporting Pieta House & Breakthrough Cancer Research. Tickets €15. Contact 087-2265954.
Clonakilty Flower Club will host an open show and teaching demonstration by Siobhán McInerney, entitled ‘Fun with Flowers’, on Monday, November 11, in Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty, at 8pm.
Kinsale Garden & Flower Club hosts a demonstration by Sheila Gilbert AOIFA entitled ‘Christmas Stories and Songs’ on Thursday, November 14, in St Multose Hall @ 8pm.
Youghal Flower & Garden Club will hold its AGM in the Walter Raleigh Hotel on Wednesday, November 13, at 8pm, followed by a talk by Maria Power from Cumann na Daoine.
East Cork Flower Club hosts its gala Christmas demonstration ‘The Simplicity of Christmas’ with DJ Murphy at the Park Hotel, Midleton, on Wednesday, November 20, at 8pm. Mulled wine and mince pies served at 7.30pm.
Conna Flower & Garden Club hosts a gala Christmas demonstration ‘Tis the Season’ by Suzanne Cray AOIFA on Wednesday, November 20, in Conna Hall, at 8pm. €10.
Cobh Flower & Horticultural Club hosts ‘The Season of Magic’ gala demonstration by Margaret Ahern, AOIFA, at the Commodore Hotel, Cobh, on Tuesday, November 19, at 8pm. Tickets €10, supporting Pieta House, available from club members