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Sunday’s Well Flower Club presents an evening with Liam O hUigin, local historian, at 8pm on Wednesday, October 21, at Blarney St Community Centre, Strawberry Hill. €5. All welcome.

Blarney and District Garden & Flower Club presents “Autumn Glory” — flower arranging and garden competitions judged by Angela Heffron (AOIFA). Competition restricted to members. A mini fun quiz will also be held at the Community Hall, Whitechurch, on Thursday, October 22, at 8pm.

Cork Flower Club will have Mary O’Brien, Cobh, to demonstrate and conduct a work night at Canon Packam Hall, Douglas, on Tuesday, October 20, at 8pm. Visitors welcome.

Bandon Flower Club presents a gardening talk by Finbarr O’Mahony of The Secret Garden, Kilbrittain, in The Munster Arms Hotel on Monday, September 21, at 8pm. All welcome.

Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club will meet in the Garryvoe Hotel at 8pm on Monday, October 19. Guest speaker on the evening, Charlie Wilkins, will talk about Cork’s botanic gardens, Fr Matthew, old Cork, and the “lost” village of Clash. All welcome.

Skeheenarinky F&V Social Club will host a Halloween floral demonstration by Marianne Caplice of Florianna Flowers & Gifts, Burncourt, on Friday, October 23, at 8pm in Burncourt Community Hall. Admission €10. All are welcome. Enquiries to 087-2887615

The Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline, will hold its annual decorative show on Monday October 19 at 8pm in St Marys C of I school hall (entrance is beside the main gates to the Community School). Sandra Jackson of AOIFA will demonstrate on “Autumn Delights”. Visitors welcome. Any enquiries to 086 3222615

The Ballinora/Waterfall Garden and Lifestyle Club will host creative jewellery designer Catherine Ronan on Monday at 8pm, Scout Den, Ballinora. Items of jewellery can be created to your own style and specification. Plant sale on night. New members very welcome.

The Halloween Harvest Display continues at the National Botanic Gardens and is packed full of pumpkins, gourds, fruits, nuts and seeds of different varieties which have been grown and harvested in Glasnevin. Children and adults can try their luck guessing the weight of the giant pumpkin— and the prize-winner will be announced on October 31. The display will run until Monday, November 2.


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