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Up to sixty specialist nurseries will provide an opportunity for visitors to purchase unusual and rare plants, as well as garden furniture, pots, sculptures, ornaments and tools, at the Irish Specialist Nursery Association Plant Fair at Fota House and Gardens this weekend. 

The Fair will run from 11am to 4pm on today and tomorrow, Sunday, and catering facilities will be available in Fota House and on site throughout the day, and there will be an opportunity to walk around the beautiful gardens and Arboretum and to visit the newly renovated Fota House to see the recently hung collection which represents the third most significant public collection of Irish art in the State. 

Half of the profits of the day will go to Friends of Marymount Hospice. Admission: €8

On Thursday September 17 Castlelyons Home and Garden Club will host Fíann O Núallíin who will give a talk entitled The Holistic Gardener.

Fíann, who is an award winning garden designer and horticultural therapist, will speak on ‘First aid from the garden’ and will discuss how to obtain natural remedies from our gardens. 

Fíann regularly contributes to gardening events around the country and gardening shows on RTÉ and TG4. He is also a contributor to the Irish Examiner’s gardening pages. All are welcome to Castlelyons Community Centre.

A foraging walk and wild food cookery course will be held tomorrow at Gorey, Co Wexford from 10am to 4.30pm, cost €80 ).

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