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Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with respon...


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Fantastic Family Fun for all at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Antrim Castle Gardens will be transformed on the 5th to 7th of May into a festival of flowers, food and fun as Allianz Garden Show Ireland take over the magnificent venue bringing gardening inspiration, foodie treats and family fun to the thousands of visitors who flock to the event each year.

Read more: Fantastic Family Fun for all at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival returns to Killruddery House and Gardens

Calling Tomato lovers - the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival returns to Killruddery House & Gardens this September for another celebration of the diversity and flavor of the not-so-humble tomato. With contests, exhibitions, recipes and a host of guest speakers, the festival is not just a tomato enthusiast’s dream - it’s the best possible opportunity for those new to growing to gain some valuable experience and hear advice from renowned experts.

Read more: The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival returns to Killruddery House and Gardens

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Allianz Garden Show celebrates National Gardening Week

In celebration of the start of National Gardening Week, Allianz Garden Show Ireland is delighted to confirm a stellar line-up of gardening experts and truly interesting garden spaces that will entice and inspire visitors to Antrim Castle Gardens from 5 – 7 May.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show celebrates National Gardening Week

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Parks, Our Shared Heritage: The Phoenix Park, Dublin and The Royal Parks, London

OPW and The Royal Parks, London welcomes 'Parks, Our Shared Heritage: The Phoenix Park, Dublin and The Royal Parks, London’ at Farmleigh Gallery and The Mall Galleries.

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Bloom 2017

Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehicle for horticulture; providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture, and gardening as a hobby. Based on similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows, Bloom has numerous highly creative gardens and plant displays which are used to inspire and excite the public about gardening and garden design.

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Diarmuid Gavin and Anna Daly Launch GroMór 2017 Encouraging Everyone To Get Growing

Award winning garden designer Diarmuid Gavin joined forces with TV3’s Anna Daly have launched GroMór 2017, a nationwide campaign to get the country growing.

GroMór is an initiative by Retail Excellence Garden Centres and growers across Ireland, in association with Bord Bia, to give clear and useful advice on how to best grow plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and to highlight the health benefits of gardening.

Read more: Diarmuid Gavin and Anna Daly Launch GroMór 2017 Encouraging Everyone To Get Growing

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Feeding Ourselves

Join us for the annual Feeding Ourselves gathering! We will celebrate the soil beneath our feet, the food it provides for our communities and the agroecological farmers and growers who work the land.

Feeding Ourselves 2017 will feature a soil symposium - including an introduction to a fascinating new citizen science project called GROW Observatory - with dedicated sessions on community gardens, sustainable farm diversification, community supported agriculture and the land workers alliance.

Read more: Feeding Ourselves

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How to Learn Botanical Latin Plant Names

Over six weeks have passed since I wrote the article about following my curiosity, joined a dozen students in Kildalton Agricultural & Horticulture College and began studying the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture. This third level course is packed with information aimed at increasing our knowledge.

Read more: How to Learn Botanical Latin Plant Names

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Public Consultation on the National Clean Air Strategy

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is developing a national Clean Air Strategy with the aim of promoting clean air policies to enhance and protect the quality of the air we breathe.

Read more: Public Consultation on the National Clean Air Strategy

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Transitioning to Green in our cities

Over half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, which is set to rise to two-thirds by 2050 (UN DESA). Poor air quality and its associated health problems are among some of the negative consequences that have been linked to urban development.

Read more: Transitioning to Green in our cities

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Art in the Garden at Garden Show Ireland

We are so excited to be offering such a rich variety of artistic activities this year in our celebration of Northern Ireland’s heritage. It is a privilege to host the up and coming young talent represented in the Brass Ensemble and in Sestina, alongside our evergreen Martello Jazz Band, as well as the unique experience of hosting the Sing for Life Choir which plays such an important role in the lives of many in our community affected by cancer.

Read more: Art in the Garden at Garden Show Ireland

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GLDA Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation's 2000th Wish Come True with Magical Fairy Garden

GLDA were delighted to help Make-A-Wish Ireland make their 2000th wish come true. David Shortall MGDLA designed and project managed this Magical Fairy Garden for a little girl called Brooke.

Read more: GLDA Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation's 2000th Wish Come True with Magical Fairy Garden

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Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

The Team Garden Challenge, which is supported by the Enkalon Foundationis calling out for participants to create a CS Lewis inspired Narnia garden at the Show which runs from 5th to 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

Read more: Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

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Children’s Eating Habits in Ireland

In summary, Irish parents are encouraging their children to snack on more fresh fruit and vegetables when eating at home and are looking to reduce their intake of sugar to improve their children’s eating habits and better manage their weight

Read more: Children’s Eating Habits in Ireland

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2017

Antrim Castle Gardens will be bursting with colour from 5th - 7th May 2017 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three-day festival of flowers, food, and fun.

With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of a gardener with a warm welcome being extended to Joe Swift from BBC Gardeners World, who will be sharing his extensive knowledge during a series of interesting talks on Friday 5th May.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2017

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Naughten Tackles Illegal Dumping

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., has launched a new anti-dumping initiative to support the clean-up of dumping black-spots and to target those who engage in this illegal practice.

Read more: Naughten Tackles Illegal Dumping

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2017 Allianz Garden Show Ireland - Fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food & Fun

2017 Allianz Garden Show Ireland runs from 5th-7th May at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens, and promises to provide buckets of inspiration for every level of a gardener from the expert to the budding enthusiast.

Read more: 2017 Allianz Garden Show Ireland - Fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food & Fun

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council acquire Fernhill Park and Gardens

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) has recently acquired Fernhill Park and Gardens and intends to develop the property as a Regional public park. Fernhill is a former substantial family residence with ancillary buildings on 34 hectares of land (gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land) just south of the Enniskerry Road at Stepaside, County Dublin.

Read more: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council acquire Fernhill Park and Gardens

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Public Consultation on the draft River Basin Management Plans for Ireland 2018-2021

Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has published the draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021 and invites submissions, observations, and comments on the proposed plans during a six-month public consultation process.

Read more: Public Consultation on the draft River Basin Management Plans for Ireland 2018-2021

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City of Galway to be launched as European Green Leaf 2017

The City of Galway will be officially launched as European Green Leaf 2017, an environmental designation awarded by the European Commission in “recognition of the city’s commitment to the environment”.

Read more: City of Galway to be launched as European Green Leaf 2017

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