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Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club will have a stand at this weekend’s Ballymaloe Garden Festival, 9.30am-5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, August 22/23.

Sunday, August 23, is picnic day in Beaumont Quarry, a disused quarry near Blackrock which is being managed for nature and recreation. 

The picnic is organised by the Cork Nature Network — an organisation that aims to involve everyone in appreciating nature and protecting the environment. 

The picnic is free and includes a butterfly walk and a forage walk as well as face-painting and other activities. 

Music is provided courtesy of the Lost Ghecko and cold drinks are also available, free of charge. Just bring a picnic and come along. For further information contact: eventscnn@gmail.com 

Kinsale Garden & Flower Club meets on the second Thursday of every month at 8pm at St Multose Hall, Kinsale. We warmly welcome new members to our monthly demonstrations. 

To find out more please come along on September 10 or contact kinsaleflowerandgarden@gmail.com. Demonstration for September is ‘Autumn Bounty’ by Carmel O’Driscoll, AOIFA.

Cork GIY is starting off a new season with a visit to Future Orchard Trust, Upper Glanmire Bridge. The apples are dripping from the trees this year so it will be a good time to enjoy the setting of Cork’s award-winning model of community-supported agriculture. 

Included is a habitation creation workshop. New members always welcome. Bring snacks to share under the apple trees. Saturday, September 5, at 11.30am. Contact 087-6462780, www.giyinternational.org 

Joanna Blythman, Alys Fowler, Mark Diacono and more top names are lined up for GIY GROW Fest Waterford on September 11-13. For tickets and details see: www.giyinternational.org/grow_fest

The Kilkenny Shop at the Shanagarry Design Centre is offering a day of family fun at its annual Kid’s Day Out, taking place tomorrow log on to www.kilkennyshop.com/kkdesignshan 

Terra Nova Gardens, Kilmallock, is having its last open day of 2015 on Sunday August 30 from 2-6pm with a one day only, half price plant sale. Details: 086 0658807 www.terranovagarden.com 


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