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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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All About Bloom 2016

The evolution of plants, the war in Syria and international gardens from Chicago, China and Chile are just some of the themes and inspirations for this year’s Bloom festival. Bord Bia today launched its 10th annual Bloom event and according to the organisers, this year’s show will have something for all ages and interests.

Read more: All About Bloom 2016

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Dublin Garden Squares Day 2016 and Free Lunchtime Seminar

Dublin Garden Squares Day 2016 returns for its seventh year on Saturday 21stMay with a host of expert walking tours of Dublin’s historic squares and public gardens.

It follows a free lunchtime seminar entitled Squaring the City on Friday 20thMay in the Irish Architectural Archive.

Read more: Dublin Garden Squares Day 2016 and Free Lunchtime Seminar

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland Brings Thousands to Antrim Castle & Gardens

Thousands of visitors flocked to the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens over the three days of Allianz Garden Show Ireland to enjoy the fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun.

Monty Don’s visit on Saturday was a highlight for many. Returning as Show Patron for his third visit, he remarked on the warmth of the welcome he received. Those who managed to get into the Punjana Tea Pavilion to hear his talks were enthralled with his stories of behind the scenes filming of BBC Gardeners’ World.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland Brings Thousands to Antrim Castle & Gardens

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Bord na Móna Completes Rehabilitation of c. 12,000 Hectares of Bog

Bord na Móna today confirmed that it has rehabilitated close to 12,000 hectares of the company’s boglands which amounts to over 15% of its total landholding to date. As part of that work, the company has actively restored over 1,000 hectares of raised bog since 2009 and aims to increase this figure in the next six years.

Read more: Bord na Móna Completes Rehabilitation of c. 12,000 Hectares of Bog

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All Ireland Pollinator Plan – Local Community Guidelines Published

The All Ireland Pollinator Plan was published in 2015 and this document is the first of many documents to be published to help keep pollinators in your local environment.

Read more: All Ireland Pollinator Plan – Local Community Guidelines Published

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Only 4 Days To Go - Meet Monty Don at Garden Show Ireland

We're on the countdown to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event and gardening icon Monty Don is busy preparing for his third show. On Saturday 7th May the Show Patron will give his expert opinion on all things gardening to the crowds gathered at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens.

Read more: Only 4 Days To Go - Meet Monty Don at Garden Show Ireland

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Gardening Icon Monty Don Returning to the Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Gardening icon Monty Don returns as the Show’s star attraction on Saturday 7th May to give his expert opinion on all things gardening to the crowds gathered at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens.

Read more: Gardening Icon Monty Don Returning to the Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

The 2016 SuperValu TidyTowns competition is open for entries from the 5th of April 2016. This year marks the 25th anniversary of SuperValu’s sponsorship of the competition.

Read more: Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

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The Krazi Baker Returns to Allianz Garden Show Ireland

We are delighted to welcome back Mark Douglas, more commonly known as the Krazi Baker. Mark who makes artisan griddle breads on site is looking forward to interacting with the public and absorbing the brilliant atmosphere. 

Read more: The Krazi Baker Returns to Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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Co-Housing: A New Model for Ireland


Wednesday 11th May

Cloughjordan Co-Housing in association with Cultivate & Cloughjordan Ecovillage

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Winning Formula for a Successful Garden

The world’s best-known horticultural event is around the corner. In just a few weeks thousands of flower, plant and garden design enthusiasts will descend on the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower show for five days of green-fingered heaven.

Read more: Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Winning Formula for a Successful Garden

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Belvedere College Uses its Rooftop to Start an Urban Farm

Potatoes, wheatgrass, fish and bees among the growing projects

Belvedere College is in one of the most urban locations in Ireland but that hasn’t stopped the boys’ school from starting a farm on its rooftop. The Dublin secondary school, a stone’s throw from O’Connell Street, is growing potatoes and a selection of vegetables, farming fish and keeping beehives.

Read more: Belvedere College Uses its Rooftop to Start an Urban Farm

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Surf and Turf at Burren Slow Food Festival

The rising popularity of the Slow Food movement in Ireland will be demonstrated in County Clare this May when Michelin Star chefs, food writers and food producers come together for the Burren Slow Food Week Festival 2016 taking place from May 27th to 29th.

Read more: Surf and Turf at Burren Slow Food Festival

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City Parks, Clean Water | The Trust for Public Land

We are excited to share with you City parks, clean water: Making great places using green infrastructure, the first report exploring the intersection of green infrastructure and parks.

Read more: City Parks, Clean Water | The Trust for Public Land

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You Say Glyphosate, I Say Probable Carcinogen - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Organic Trust

The debacle that is the relicensing of glyphosate in the EU continues to roll on towards the June 15th deadline when its current authorisation runs out. Just last week, the European Parliament made recommendations to the Commission (the licensing authority) that the licensing period be reduced from 15 years to just 7 and for the herbicide to be only available for professional use.

Read more: You Say Glyphosate, I Say Probable Carcinogen - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Organic Trust

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Chartered Institute of Horticulture Grand Final at the Botanic Gardens Dublin Ireland Saturday 7th May 2016 at 10:30

The Grand Final is to be held at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin on May 7th where we will see some of the brightest young talent in the horticultural profession competing for the prestigious title of CIH Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016. The winner will receive the £2500 Travel Bursary provided by the Percy Thrower Trust and will be able to use it to further their horticultural career anywhere in the world.

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Irish Seed Savers News & Events Update

The deadline for our supporters to avail of their free seeds and tubers has now passed (but we’ll continue to process them if you can get them into us quickly), so this has freed up some time to get out into the gardens. We've started sowing our spring crops our leaves and greens etc

Read more: Irish Seed Savers News & Events Update

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How to Organise a Community Clean-up

Have you ever been involved with a community clean up? Far from being an 'obligation', it can be a rewarding experience. On the Sunday of St Patrick's weekend, sixteen of our neighbourhood got together and spent the afternoon picking up litter that other people had thrown into the hedgerows. As a result we transformed our rural area.

Read more: How to Organise a Community Clean-up

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Celebrate ‘GreenFest’ at Dublin Zoo!


To mark Earth Day, Dublin Zoo is hosting a brand new event called ‘GreenFest’ on Saturday 23 April  and Sunday 24 April 2016.

‘GreenFest’ will see Dublin Zoo and a selection of Irish organisations join forces for a weekend of discovery and learning where visitors can learn more about the planet we live on, sustainability and native species. 

Read more: Celebrate ‘GreenFest’ at Dublin Zoo!

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One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Plans are coming together really well and we are working hard to ensure our greenfinger friends will delight at the show line up.

This year's event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors.

Read more: One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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