🌿The Carlow Garden Festival always seeks to bring a programme of new speakers each year and 2023 is no different with Fergus Garrett of Great Dixter speaking at Huntington Castle & Gardens on Saturday, August 5th. Fergus was last with us in 2018 speaking about garden design but this time around his talk concentrates on the wonderful gardens of Great Dixter, past, present and future.
Fergus, chosen by Gardens Illustrated as one of the 30 most influential living garden designers and horticultural educator in Britain, talks about the history of Great Dixter, the 15th century manor house and its restoration by the famous arts and crafts architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. In a wide ranging talk, he explores the influence of Nathaniel Lloyd on its infrastructure and design. His wife Daisy Lloyd, on the garden, which she softened with her semi-naturalistic style and their son, Christopher, who became on of the world’s greatest gardeners and garden writers.
The design of the borders, the planting style, meadow gardening and the importance of a biodiverse garden will be discussed, including the experimental and creative aspects of each. Fergus also discusses the way forward for a sensitive historic garden and estate such as Great Dixter.
Time: 3 p.m.
👉Get your tickets here: www.carlowgardentrail.com/event/great-dexter-past-present-and-future-with-fergus-garrett-at-hunti...
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☀Now that weather is absolutely gorgeous it is the perfect time to get out and about exploring all that Carlow’s wonderful towns and villages have to offer. Today we explore #leighlinbridge
This town is rich in history, favoured with fertile land and enhanced by the River Barrow which meanders slowly through the village. The foundation for its beauty lies directly with the residents who demonstrate a sense of pride and work tirelessly to preserve and enhance this unique area, evident by a range of gardens, which commemorate various aspects of village life over the years.
Attractions include a range of gardens built and designed by the local community to commemorate various aspects of village life over the years. The Millennium Garden, seven small individual gardens, each with its own theme represented by trees, shrubs, and stones. The Vivaldi Garden is based on Vivaldi’s musical concerto The Four Seasons while the Garden of Remembrance commemorates important occasions in the history of the village.
Pop into the wonderful Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven. A ten-acre site, this family-run business is a complete shopping experience. It’s possible to devote an entire day to visiting Arboretum because, in addition to the retail area and their café, there are the Inspirational Gardens to be explored, and an excellent children’s playground and maze adjacent to the restaurant’s outdoor seating area.
End your day with a lovely meal in The Lord Bagenal Inn. The Lord Bagenal Inn, providing excellence since 1979, is a multiple award-winning family-run hotel and restaurant set on the banks of the River Barrow in the heritage village of Leighlinbridge. Offering contemporary Irish and international cuisine using the finest local products, along with daily specials from locally sourced suppliers.
More details, locations, scenic villages, towns, and gardens to visit www.carlowtourism.com
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Columban Way Carlow Annual Walk 2023 – Saturday June 17th
From Ballymurphy to Myshall Village.
👉Book here: tinyurl.com/274wpj8t
Following in the footsteps of Saint Columbanus ‘THE COLUMBAN WAY’ is a pilgrim trail along his journey taken during the 5th and early 6th century from his home parish of Myshall in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains, Carlow to begin religious studies in Fermanagh and Bangor, Co. Down. At the age of 48 he travelled to Europe founding monasteries along the way in France, Germany, Austria, eventually settling in Bobbio, Italy where he was laid to rest in 615AD.
Registration take place in Myshall Community Centre 9.00am
Bus transfer to starting point in Ballymurphy 9.30am (Sharp)
Walk commences 10.00am
Stage 1 - Ballymurphy to Rathanna 7.5km 1.5-2 Hrs
Stage 2 - Rathanna to Nine Stones 7km 1.5-2 Hrs
Stage 3 - Nine Stones to Myshall 10km 1.5-2 Hrs
Refreshments served on arrival at Myshall Community Centre
Bus transfer from walk finish point in Myshall to starting point in Ballymurphy. Ample car parking available in Myshall village. Cost €5 per bus transfer (Please register in advance).
Columban Way Carlow
Carlow County Council Community Information
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