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It’s a Sign of the Times

Sometimes you need somebody else to point out the obvious to you. When we put up our road signs 10 years ago we used our logo not taking into consideration that green against green does aid camouflage. Well two weeks ago our work experience lad arrived and one of the first comments was that although […]

Gardening Gifts for Fathers Day

If you have not already realised it, Father’s Day in Ireland is coming up on Sunday June 17th. To help get you into thinking mode we identified some potential gift ideas for your dad this year. For the sensory dad how about this lovely little wooden pot holder that you can give on its own […]

The Green Awards 2012

For the third year in a row we have been shortlisted as finalists in The Green Awards. This year we only entered one category and we have our fingers crossed that on the 19th April we might be awarded the title of overall winner for The Green Retailer award. Even if we don’t win outright […]

Apple Redlove

Coming soon to the Secret Garden Centre is the talked about Apple ‘RedLove’ series. • Uniquely coloured – Rosy-red flesh with a beautiful pattern running through it • Deliciously tasty – Crisp and juicy with a hint of berries • Even better for you – Higher in antioxidants than other apples • Disease resistant – […]

Brown Envelope Seeds- Certified Irish Organic Seed

(1st January 2012) As of 2012 we will be supplying Irish Organic vegetable seeds from the lovely ‘Brown Envelope Seeds’. All the seeds are grown from their farm in West Cork. They have been selecting over the years varieties and individual plants that work here. They are open-pollinated, or open source seeds, which means that […]

Late Night Shopping at The Secret Garden Centre

Late Night Shopping at The Secret Garden Centre Where you can peruse in peace, enjoy relaxing retail therapy and have a calming coffee at the same time. An opportunity to see our unique and affordable giftware and local crafts. Range includes Christmas confectionery from Pandora Bell, and both home and gardening gifts. Late night shopping […]

Teresa Treacy an inspirational women

Hopefully by now you will have heard of Teresa Treacy in the news. If you haven’t you should as this 65 year old women is currently inside of Mountjoy Prison. Her crime…..standing up for her rights to protect her land from the corporate bullying of ESB. The ESB (Electricity Supply Board) are seeking to construct […]

Lovely Crab Apples

(30th Sept 2011) How can you resist a crab apple tree at this time of year. Perfect garden decorations, or for the culinary gardener crab apple jelly among other things or just as a food source for the wildlife in your garden. And come the spring the most beautiful blossom……

Irish Web Awards 2011

(27th September 2011) First we would like to say……. for the person, people or company who nominated us in the Irish Web Awards 2011 in the most beautiful website category which is a real reflection of the work that Charlotte of Charlotte’s Web Design created for us earlier this year. We have also been nominated […]

Autumn Events & Garden Jobs

Autumn Events Coming Up….. Poultry Day on Sunday 11th September from 2 – 5pm. Poultry for sale, advice on all aspects of keeping poultry. Organic & GM Free Feeds for Sale. Sunday, 18th September FREE veg garden demonstration, which will cover such topics as planting winter veg, onion sets, garlic, green manures etc. the demonstration […]

Organic Picnic at Dromcollogher Organic College

(6th September 2011) To celebrate the start of National Organic Week, Dromcollogher college are hosting a rather fantastic Organic Picnic on Sunday 11th September 2011 between 12-4pm. It looks like a great day out for the family, with organic gardening workshops,willow weaving, pet farm and local organic food among other family friendly activities…….. For further […]

Echinacea purpurea

One of my favourite perennials for summer colour – hardy & reliable, the ordinary echinacea is probably the flower of choice above all others in our garden for the local butterflies.  Give them room to spread and watch out for slugs and snails in wet springs.

A Greener Garden

The Secret Garden is tucked away in the beautiful countryside of North Cork. Many of our visitors described The Secret Garden as being North Cork’s prettiest garden centre, as the garden centre naturally flowed into our own established garden which is abundant with wildlife which made visiting a relaxing occasion. The ducks and hens would […]