Saturday 12th May is Sustainable Gardening Day at The Secret Garden.

Come along between 1 – 5pm and you will find a selection of demonstrators and information on everything you need to know to make your garden more healthy and efficient:

* Composting. We’ll be joined by Donal O’Leary from Waste Down and Master Composters (yes, they really are called that) from Stopfoodwaste.ie who will be demonstrating how to make your own compost both with compost bins and wormeries. Donal will be selling wormeries on the day, plus Cork County Council have kindly sponsored a wormery for a free prize draw.

* Organic Gardening – Kitty Scully from RTE’s ‘How to Create a Garden’ will be on hand to answer questions and will be doing demonstrations at 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 in the veg garden. Kitty has boundless energy and enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge so this is a great opportunity to learn from an expert.

* Poultry Keeping – David Kelly will be here selling rare-breed hens, as well as a good selection of general poultry. He is also a mine of information and more than happy to offer advice.

* Diane, the name behind ‘Basket Case’ will be demonstrating her willow-waving skills, as well as selling her beautiful baskets.

* Alan will be giving a talk on bee-keeping, and depending on numbers and how the bees are feeling (if they’re grumpy we’ll give them a wide berth), this will be in the bee garden. The talk will be at 4pm.

This will be a fun and informative afternoon, so we hope you can come along and join us. The Tea Room will be serving lots of tempting goodies, so why not make an afternoon of it?

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Please note that The Secret Garden is no longer operating as a garden centre, we are now offering floristry services, wedding flowers, flowers for funerals and other occassions. We also host courses and other events in gardening and floral displays and Sarah is available to do talks for organisations and at events all over Munster.

3 thoughts on “Sustainable Gardening Day

  1. Sounds like a great day out! We could do with a Secret Garden Centre over this side of the country. Hope the day goes well for you all and the sun shines 🙂

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