IT is the middle of June and gardens are looking great right now. Growth is in full swing and colour and foliage is beginning to appear in every corner of the garden.
Medicinal Herb Garden, Ballydehob, are hosting a workshop today, June 22, between 11am and 2pm, which involves picking herbs and making infused oils, salves, creams and syrups. See www.herbalmedicinepractice.com for more details.
Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens, Clonakilty, are hosting a historical walk and talk about the house and gardens on July 9 at 2pm, which will be followed by afternoon tea. Booking is essential, see www.fernhillhousehotel.com for more details.
Inis Beg, Baltimore are hosting a Jazz and Razzmatazz garden visit with light lunch or afternoon tea available afterwards, www.inisbeg.com
The Heron Gallery and Cafe at Ahakista on Sheep’s Head peninsula will be running an exhibition for the duration of August entitled ‘Garden’, see www.herongallery.ie for more details.
The Garden of Re-Imagination, Glengariff will host a golden ticket tea party on the first Sundays of July and August with time slots of 10am, 1pm and 4pm, See www.twogreenshoots.com to book.
The Ewe Experience, Glengariff is hosting a number of events throughout the summer. ‘Word Wander’, a poetic 1km journey through the gardens, runs from July 12-19. ‘The Ewe Natural History Experience’ runs from August 17-25. ‘Hidden Edibles’, a garden walk and talk, will be hosted from September 6-19. See www.theewe.com for more.
Dawros Gallery and Garden will host ‘Art in the Garden’, creating a mixed media painting using the garden as inspiration on July 6 from 9.30am-12.30pm. ‘Making a Kokedama’ (a kokedama is basically a ball of soil/growing medium covered in moss which is used to grow plants like ferns) using materials from the garden will be run on August 3 from 10am-12pm. Booking for both these events is essential by contacting 064 6642145.
Comillane Gardens, Cape Clear island, is hosting an open day on August 25 from 12-5pm, see their Facebook page for more details.