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Ann Slattery, Ennis Aoifa will demonstrate for Cork Flower club on May 19 in Canon Packham Hall Douglas at 8pm. Please bring crafts in aid of Motor Neurone Research

An Open Garden Event in Aid of Marymount Hospice Cork will take place today from noon to 6pm at Kilcolta Lodge, Fennell’s Bay, Crosshaven. Admission by donation.

Enjoy an evening at Sunday’s Well Flower and Garden Club with DJ Murphy. This event will take place on May 20 at 8pm in the church hall. All welcome.

Bandon Flower Club present Flowers for your Wedding by Catherine Shiels of Petals and Presents, Innishannon in The Munster Arms Hotel on May 18th at 8pm. Visitors very welcome.

Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club will meet on May 18 at 8pm at Garryvoe Hotel for a demonstration on planting window boxes and hanging baskets,

Ardfield Rathbarry Gardening Club will host Mary Sweetnam and Sheila Crean to speak on the topic “Summer containers and planting” on May 21 in Rathbarry Parish Hall at 8.00pm. All are welcome.

Course Information Session at The Organic College, Dromcollogher on May 19 from 12pm–3pm. Further information 063 83604 or by email at oifig@organiccollege.com 

This year’s Bloom show will include 25 show gardens in the festival sponsored by Bord Bia. The designers have raised the bar again this year, to develop beautiful, imaginative and thought-provoking designs.

A number of Postcard Gardens will be on show, designed and constructed by passionate amateur gardeners from all around the country and organisations like Pieta House, GOAL, The Atlantic Youth Trust and more are contributing gardens with some powerful messages around social and cultural issues.

And Ashton School, on Cork’s Blackrock Road is taking a sensory garden to the Phoenix Park, as part of its Bloom in Transition scheme which is mentored by Irish Examiner contributor, Fíann Ó Nualláin. More about this scented scheme later in Property and Interiors.


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