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Macroom Flower & Garden Club presents a spring gardening talk by Mary Cronin (BSc. Hort.) from Sweet Magnolia Garden Centre, Lissarda on Thursday March 12 at 8pm in Coolcower House. 

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Doors open 7.30p.m Plants for sale. Visitors and new members most welcome. Enquiries 087-9821708

Klaus Laitenberg will talk on “Caring for our soil” at the GIY monthly meeting in Skibbereen on Monday 9th March at 8pm in the West Cork Hotel.

All are welcome and donations are appreciated. For more information phone Marian 087 9972899 or see www.giyinternational.org

Clonakilty Flower Club will host a show on “Spring Magic” in Fernhill House Hotel on Monday March 9 at 8pm. Viewing begins at 7.30pm.

For full details contact Mary Susan at 087 7948103 or Mary at 086 3330718 after 6.00pm. A demonstration will be given by Roz Jute with light refreshments served. All are welcome.

A talk by Mary Keenan, of Gosh Gardens on the topic: ‘Shady Corners’ will be held on March 12 at 8pm in Ashton School..

A garden talk by Bryan Cross will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 8pm in the Walter Raleigh Hotel. Competitions on night.

Innishannon Flower and Garden club will host Willie Grainer to talk on the magic of spring on Wednesday, March 11 at 8pm in Barrett’s lounge and Willie will also give valuable hints and tips on general planting and garden maintenance. New members and visitors most welcome.

Peter Dowdall will present a gardening class at The Pavilion Garden Centre in Ballygarvan on Wednesday, March 11 at 10.30am. Topic: Preparation for the season ahead. For more info see www.thepavilion.ie  or call 021 4888134

Skibbereen Flower and Garden Club is holding a demonstration with Carmel O Driscoll from Bandon in Abbeystrewery Hall on Wednesday, March 11 at 8.15pm. All very welcome

Griffin’s Garden centre is holding demonstrations and talks on seasonal topics for the month of March. This Saturday’s topic is in line with National Tree week and will be about trees to suit the garden with 20% off ornamental and fruit trees

“Devonshire Day” at Lismore Castle will take place on March 22 and visitors can take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea served by the castle butler in the Pugin Room and experience a tour of Lismore Castle’s spring gardens with the head gardener.

“Devonshire Day” is a fundraiser organised by the ‘Immrama Festival of Travel Writing’ committee. The Immrama Festival runs from June 11 to June 14, 2015.

After tea, visitors can experience a guided tour of Lismore Castle Gardens, which are set in seven acres within the 17th century outer defensive walls and have spectacular views of the castle and the surrounding countryside.

Tea and tours take place at 11.30am; 12.40pm; 1.50pm; 3.00pm and 4.10pm. Entrance is by ticket only. Children under 10 go free but must be pre-registered with the ticket office.

Tickets are available from the Immrama office and Lismore Heritage Centre and cost €20.00. For further enquiries and bookings contact 058-53803 or 058-54975 or see www.facebook.com/lismoreimmrama

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