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Tickets are selling out fast for the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland’s Bicentenery Gala Celebration at the RDS on Friday, September 30. 

Celebrating 200 years, the event will feature floral art, demonstrations by leading lights in the gardening world and best of all, guest lectures from Dan Hinkley, Roy Lancaster and Monty Don.

The day-long event will take place at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or through the RHSI and cost €100 for full-day access.

Early bird tickets are available and access to individual lectures is also possible, contact www.ticketmaster.ie for details or email: info@rhsi.ie for more information; or phone: 01 493 7154

* Places are filling up for the World Association of Flower Arrangers 12th World Flower Show in Barbados on June 18 to June 26, 2017 (8 Nights).

If you are interested in joining up with The Association of Irish Floral Artist trip please call Caroline Crowley at Heffernan’s Travel Pembroke Street Cork. (021) 2300700 Further show details can be seen on www.wafabarbados.com 

* Cork Nature Network’s events in August, as part of National Heritage Week: 20th Talk on Ladybirds @1pm Cork City Library; 21st Mini-Beast Hunt, Fitzgerald Park, Cork City, 11-12; 26th Nature walk around Doneraile Wildlife Park,14:00-15:30;27th Otter Walk Blackpool,18:00-18:40


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