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An Open Day at Cuskinny Gardens will be held tomorrow Sunday April 24 in aid of Cobh Community Hospital at Cuskinny House, Cobh. Admission is €5 and there will be plants for sale on the day along with homem

An Open Day at Cuskinny Gardens will be held tomorrow Sunday April 24 in aid of Cobh CommunityHospital at Cuskinny House, Cobh. Admission is €5 and there will be plants for sale on the day along with homemade jams, home baking, marmalades and preserves. A raffle will also be held and baking and plant contributions are welcome and may be handed into the hospital before the event. The gardens will open from noon to 5pm

Blarney & District Garden & Flower Club presents ‘The Delights of Spring’ a mini flower demonstration by Margaret Ahern AOIFA plus club competitions, (for members only). All welcome to the Community Hall, Whitechurch on Thursday, April 28 at 8pm.

Mitchelstown Flower & Garden Club is hosting a trip to Carmel’s Garden Centre, Kilworth, on Thursday evening April 28, meeting in the New Square at 6.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Glenville Flower & Garden Club will meet in Kades Kounty on Tuesday, April 26 at 8.30pm with a talk by Niall O Liathain entitled: “Old garden make-over with ease “. All welcome.

Youghal Flower & Garden Club celebrates its 35th anniversary in June with a visit to Mount Congreve Gardens in Waterford on Saturday, June 18, returning to Whitehorses in Ardmore for a celebratory dinner. We are hoping many of our former members can join us for this happy occasion. Contact chairperson Eileen O’Connell on 0863828715 or Ann Cooney secretary on 0863843010 by June 1.

The Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 25 at 8 pm in the C of I school hall, (entrance is beside the main entrance to the Community school). The topic will be “My Garden and Other Places” by the gardening writer, Carmel Duignan. Visitors welcome. Any enquiries to 0863222615.

GIY Clonakilty will give a second vegetable growing demonstration at the Clonakilty Community Garden (above Deasy’s car park) today from 2pm to 3pm. The aim of this demo is to give a general introduction to growing fruit and vegetables. This month learn how to grow beetroot, spinach, carrots and plant out strawberries and peas. Also, follow up on the growing progress of last month’s potatoes, onions and beans. Free to all the family. Children most welcome. Join us for fun and a cuppa. Susan 086-3451175

The Lough Flower & Garden Club presents a talk by Sheila Crean next Tuesday, April 26 at 8pm at the SMA Parish Centre, Wilton. Everyone welcome. Admission for visitors €7.

Macroom Flower & Garden Club’s annual outing for club members is on Saturday June 18 to East Cork and includes a visit to two gardens. Advance booking is essential and further details available from the Secretary on 087-9821708

Cork Hardy Plant Society presents Carl Wright, Garden designer and lecturer at Ballyvaughan, Co Clare on Thursday, April 28 to discuss, “Let’s go Latin — Making plant names sexy”. Members plant sale; all welcome. Lavanagh Centre, Cork at 8pm.

Dromana House in Cappoquin, County Waterford is the idyllic setting for: ‘Grand Designs – Houses, Gardens and Landscapes of the Blackwater Valley’ — a lecture series on Saturday, April 30. Dr David Edwards, School of History, UCC, will discuss: ‘The land-grabber’s playground: The colonial landscape of Richard Boyle, 1st earl of Cork (1595-1643)’. Dr Finola O’Kane Crimmins,School of Architecture, UCD, will speak about ‘Framing the Blackwater; Landscape Painting, Architecture and Tourism in an Irish River Valley’. Registration for the event takes place from 2.30pm and proceedings draw to a close shortly after 5pm. Pre-book on 024 96144— fee of €30 includes afternoon tea and a tour of Dromana’s gardens.


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