Calling all passionate and budding gardeners! Now spring has arrived, gardeners across Ireland are bursting to get outdoors and start enjoying their gardens. Get your notebook to the ready and head to Powerscourt Garden Pavilion in North Wicklow for a series of talks and workshops from their gardening experts. Upcoming events include:
Hanging Basket & Container Gardens to suit every home
2nd May, 11 – 12pm, free of charge
Containers offer great versatility and are a fantastic way to experiment with planting and design. You don’t have to limit yourself to just using flowers. Shrubs will thrive in containers with little care and can be a great focal point in your garden. Join Powerscourt horticulturalists for a free gardening talk and get ideas on planting for the summer season.
Free Plant Up Service for Pots & Containers
9th to 13th May, 9.30am – 5.30pm, free of charge
Would you like colourful window boxes, eye-catching hanging baskets and fabulous pot planters this summer? Bring along your old pots, baskets, window-boxes, wellies or favourite container to Powerscourt Garden Pavilion and they will plant them up for you. The only cost to you will be the plants you use, the time and labour is on them!
Dahlia Cultivation & Care Masterclass
14th May, 2 – 3pm, free of charge
Join Christopher White, one of Ireland’s foremost dahlia growers, floral designers and demonstrators for a fascinating talk on the beautiful Dahlia plant. As Chairperson of the Irish Dahlia Society Christopher knows his stuff! Selling dahlias to botanic gardens all over the world, Christopher specialises in exhibition dahlias and garden varieties. This dahlia workshop is a must for both experienced and beginner dahlia growers.
Children’s Hanging Basket Workshop
15th May, 2 – 3pm, €5
A lovely family event to ‘grow’ a love of nature and who knows even ‘sow’ an interest in gardening for life! Each child will have a lovely hanging basket to take home with them and the skills to plant up more. Suitable for ages 4 upwards.
All events take place at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion in Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow and must be booked in advance on their website: www.powerscourtgardenpavilion.com/events.