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Blarney & District Garden & Flower Club Invites you to enjoy ‘Flora and fauna through the lens’ at the Community Hall Whitechurch on Thursday, February 25 at 8pm.

  • The Lough Flower and Garden Club welcomes Margaret Ahern AOIFA to its monthly meeeting next Tuesday, February 23 in the SMA Centre Wilton, Cork at 8pm.

    Margaret, who is a well known floral artist, will demonstrate on wedding flowers. Everyone welcome, admission for visitors €7.

  • Cork Nature Network is holding an event on March 13 at Blue Pool Park, Poulgorm, Glengarriff. Meeting at 2pm in the car park at Quill’s Woollen Market.

    This is a beautiful public area in the heart of the village. It is an amazing woodland walk which links to several shoreside trails and loop walks.

    This is an opportunity to learn about the site and how it is managed. The walk is led by Eugene Curran, District Forestry Insepector.

    This is a free event. Please contact eventscnn@gmail.com  to find out more information about the walk.

  • Next month the Kenmare & District Garden Club will host Oliver Schurmann of Mount Venus Nursery, Rathfarnham to speak on “Grasses and Everlasting Perennials”.

    He will be bringing plants for sale with him. Date: Thursday, March 3 at 7.30pm at the Gateway Methodist Church, Killarney Road, Kenmare. All most welcome. Any enquiries to Geraldine at 086-3935965.

  • Glenville Flower & Garden Club will start its spring and summer season with an interesting talk by Charlie Wilkins at Kade’s Kounty on Tuesday, February 23 at 8.30pm .Everyone welcome.

  • The Irish Garden Plant Society (Munster) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at the SMA Hall Wilton, starting at 8pm. The talk entitled “Prairie Style Gardening in the Irish Climate” will be given by Oliver Schurmann from Mount Venus Nurseries. All welcome.

  • Mitchelstown Flower & Garden Club is having a mini demonstration and talk with the well-known flower arranger Rose Hickey in the Town Hall on Thursday, February 25 at 8pm. Everyone welcome — a great night assured.

  • Enjoy the wonderful display of spring flowers at Burtown House and Gardens until February 28. Featuring snowdrops, aconites, hellebores and many other spring bulbs the house and grounds in Co Carlow offer a great day out to family friends and groups.

    The Gallery Café and current exhibition will be open every day and lunches based on fresh organic seasonal produce from the walled kitchen garden, will be served. (Large groups please book in advance for guided tours and Gallery Café.) T: Admission €6 www.burtownhouse.ie

  • An intensive pruning workshop takes place at The Secret Garden, Newmarket next Saturday, February 27 from 10am until 3pm and costs €40 including light lunch, refreshments and handouts.

    The last event was a sell-out so Sarah Evans is running a second course due to demand.

    This intensive one-day workshop will teach the theory and techniques for general pruning. Specific pruning groups will include roses, fruit trees & bushes, ornamental trees & shrubs andclimbers.

    This class will take place outside, so warm clothing and footwear is essential.

    It will be run by Alan Pitcher, who has over three decades experience of gardening and teaching. www.thesecretgardener.com

  • Loving the Earth is the theme of this year’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto to be held in Turin from September 22-26, 2016.

    The international event, which will bring together the best of the world’s artisanal producers in Turin, will have three main goals: how to be a farmer; how to be a co-producer and how to be a home-gardener. 

    Salone del Gusto, first held in 1996, is one of the world’s most important events dedicated to the Slow Food movement, artisan and small-scale food and wine producers, as well as a forum for producers and consumers from around the world.


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