Garden Notes

* Come Flower With Me is the title of a spring flower demonstration by Robin Waistell in The Maryborough Hotel and Spa on Thursday next at 8pm. Creative and inspirational, he will deliver a fast-paced demonstration designed to encourage and enthuse his audience.

Wine reception at 7.30pm, tickets €20. All welcome with proceeds to Cork ARC Cancer Support House. For enquiries, please call Karen or Hilary on 021 4276688.

* Carrigtwohill Flower and Garden club will host Spring Baskets and Container Gardening at 8pm on Wednesday next in Ballyseedy Garden Centre.

* Ladysbridge and District Flower and Garden Club meet on Monday next at 8pm in the Garryvoe Hotel. Beatrice Hartog from Conna Flower Club will demonstrate Easter Flowers. Competition arrangement, Spring is Here.

* The Pavilion Garden Centre, Ballygarvan, continues its free weekly leisure learning programme on Wednesday next at 10.30am. Topic: Herbs in your Kitchen...its Medicine by Margie Lynch, Herbalist. Contact 021 4888134 www.thepavilion.ie

* Ardfield/ Rathbarry Gardening Club will host John Conway from The Hollies, Enniskeane on Monday next at 8pm in the Parish Hall. His topic is Small ecological Gardens. Vegetable and flower seeds will be swapped on the night. All welcome.

* Glenville Flower and Garden Club will meet on Tuesday next at 8.30pm in Kades Kounty, Glenville for an Easter demonstration by Bernadette Scanlon. Non-members welcome.

* The Greenbarn Garden and Lifestyle Centre Killeagh, has been granted the Bord Bia 4 Star QualityAward.

* Lismore Castle Arts presents a talk by William Burlington (whose family has presided over Lismore Castle for 14 generations) on April 3rd at 7pm in Lismore Castle, Co Waterford on the past, present and future of his family’s Irish home. The talk will be a personal insight into the history of the castle and the families who have lived within its ancient walls. Tickets cost €15 (€10 members of the Friends Scheme) which includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Drinks will be served from 6.30pm.

* The Owenabue Garden and Flower club, Carrigaline will hold their annual Spring Show on Monday next at 8pm in the C of I school hall. All are welcome.

* Join Brian Cross for a spring garden morning at Lakemount Gardens on April 14 for all you need to know about spring gardening. All proceeds to Cork Simon. Limited spaces so booking is essential. Contact sarah@corksimon.ie or 0214929416

* Griffins free talks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next are on Your Irish Vegetable Garden even without a garden. Gourmet lunches €10.

* Open Garden at Cedarlodge, Baneshane, Midleton, today and tomorrow from 11am to 5pm.


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