After over five years of going back and forth with IRD Duhallow we are very pleased to say that we are in receipt of funding as they have recognised the value and initiative of our proposed developments. This was no easy task and involved putting a clear business plan outlining why we met the very strict criteria. With this we will be able to put back so much more to our community and ensure that the environmental education we provide is passed onto many more for the benefit of future generations.

IRD Duhallow is a community-based rural development company that promotes rural development in the Duhallow area. The company combines the efforts and resources of the State Bodies, Local Authorities, local communities and individual entrepreneurs for the benefit of the local area. The main objective of IRD Duhallow is to establish and to support initiatives directed towards the generation of enterprise for the benefit and welfare of communities in Duhallow who may be deprived due to rural depopulation, immigration, lack of training, economic deprivation or poor infrastructure.

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.