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Farmleigh House – Plant Fair Sunday August 16th 10am to 5 pm

The annual late Summer Plant Fair will take place at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 16th August from 10 am to 5 pm. A significant number of ISNA members will be participating at this event. Garden writer Marie Staunton will give a variety of gardening talks on the day, and Christopher White of Three Gates Nursery will be giving a talk and demonstration of floral art. Make it a family day out with Food/Craft markets in the Farmyard, music in the Bandstand and a children’s garden area with games and workshops.

Source: ISNA - Farmleigh House – Plant Fair Sunday August 16th 10am to 5 pm

BLOOM 2015, UPDATE AND NEW SURVEY: Traditional Rose is Ireland’s Favourite Flower

The traditional rose remains Ireland’s favourite flower according to a new Bord Bia survey released today during its 9th annual Bloom festival. Over 1,800 people surveyed selected roses as their garden flower of choice, followed by lavender, daffodils and tulips. 

Read more: BLOOM 2015, UPDATE AND NEW SURVEY: Traditional Rose is Ireland’s Favourite Flower

Festival of Faith & Flowers

Date: 22nd-24th May
Location: St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Adare, Co. Limerick
Cost of booking contact:€10 to include tea/coffee and cake
Website:www.adarekilmallock.org

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Dahlia Delight - David Corscadden

People are used to having guilty pleasures. Be it a bar of chocolate or watching tv at night. For gardeners however guilty pleasures tend to be plants. And mine is dahlias. While many people will see them as a very old fashioned plant I think they are a fantastic flower and truly love when I come across a new one.

Read more: Dahlia Delight - David Corscadden

Traditional Rose is Ireland’s Favourite Flower - Bord Bia’s Bloom Survey 2015

Bord Bia’s Bloom Survey 2015

The traditional rose remains Ireland’s favourite flower according to a new Bord Bia survey released today during its 9th annual Bloom festival. Over 1,800 people surveyed selected roses as their garden flower of choice, followed by lavender, daffodils and tulips.

Read more: Traditional Rose is Ireland’s Favourite Flower - Bord Bia’s Bloom Survey 2015

Bloom Winners 2015

Bloom Medal Winners 2015

Best in Category
Large Garden: Our Origin is Green, sponsored by Savills and designed by Jane McCorkell (Large garden)

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Pretty Hair Flower Ideas - Ruth Gallagher

Flowers in your hair for special occasions drifted out of fashion but recently they are making a comeback and have become extremely popular. We can see a lot of artificial flowers being used now. Pretty single large flower attachments on hair slides. 

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The Effects of Rosemary On Your Brain and Senses - Philip Voice

I have been a long-term believer that we are under-selling the health and medicinal benefits of plants. Herbal remedies have been around for as long as man has existed on this planet but their benefits have not always been recognised.

Read more: The Effects of Rosemary On Your Brain and Senses - Philip Voice

Marigold Festival 2015

Airfield Farm is delighted to host this years Marigold Festival which is a festival celebrating healthy and active ageing, organised by Active Retirement Ireland & Home Instead Senior Care.

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Tried and Tested ...... Proven Winners at Griffins

Looking for plants you can trust to create a beautiful, easy-to-maintain garden? All you have to do is look for the Proven Winners name to know you're getting the most distinctive plants on the market. That's because Proven Winners have been tried and tested by our head grower John to ensure our varieties are vigorous, healthy, vibrant, and unique.

Read more: Tried and Tested ...... Proven Winners at Griffins

Watch Episode 1 of Super Garden on RTÉ Player

Grace McCullen attempts to create a space for the children to enjoy and an area where the parents can entertain when she takes over a garden in Bettystown. Watch Here.

Source: RTE - Watch Episode 1 of Super Garden on RTÉ Player

Last ISNA Plant Fair for 2015 at Fota House, Cork – 13th September

Join us for our last plant fair of 2015. This event will take place on Sunday 13th September from 11am to 4pm at Fota House, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. The ISNA members participating are :-

Read more: Last ISNA Plant Fair for 2015 at Fota House, Cork – 13th September

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The Sodshow meets Finbarr O’Mahony of West Cork Secret

The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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Field Trip to Bull Island

Experience and discover some of our most showy native orchids in Bull Island. Guided by orchid expert Brendan Sayers. Bring good footwear and allow for rain! Meet at the Visitors Centre (near the roundabout) in Bull Island. Monday, July 6th, 6.30pm

Source: GardenGuide News Room

We’re Back in Bloom!

Wednesday, 6th May 2015: Bord Bia today launched its plans for Bloom 2015; a five day annual event packed full of gardening inspiration, gastronomic delights and good old fashioned family fun! Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia festival has firmly established itself as one of the most anticipated social events of the year, not just for those with green fingers, but for all who enjoy a fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Attracting a nationwide audience – with over 106,000 people attending last year – this year Ireland's largest garden, food and family festival will run from Thursday, 28th May until Monday, 1st June 2015.

Read more: We’re Back in Bloom!

Historic Antrim Castle Gardens the Venue for Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015

Antrim Castle Gardens is an historical gem. The 400 year old gardens are unique in Northern Ireland. A recent £6m restoration project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund has now preserved this historic site for generations to come.

Read more: Historic Antrim Castle Gardens the Venue for Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015

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