11December2017

Phoenix Park

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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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.

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Young Chefs Cookery Classes

For all inquisitive little foodies and budding chefs Airfield Estate is introducing the first of its children's cookery classes. Children will see the process of food from farm to fork and get hands on, learning kitchen safety with correct utensil care. They will soon become experts in rustling up delicious healthy meals that they can recreate at home.

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Wildlife CSI

Ireland’s Wildlife CSI Weekend

In September, wildlife crime fighters from all over Ireland will converge on County Meath. The Pillo Hotel in Ashbourne is the venue for the 2015 All-Ireland Wildlife Crime Conference organised and hosted by Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland.

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Garden Festivals ‘Bloom’ in Ireland. Here’s Four to Watch Out For - Dee Sewell

Ireland’s premier garden festival in Phoenix Park may have just finished but the garden festival season is still very much in full swing.

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Bloom Show Garden Highlights - David Corscadden

Bloom has just finished its five day run of plants, gardens and food in the Phoenix Park Dublin. With approximately 100,000 visitors even the mixed weather could not turn visitors away from heading along to the park to get some garden inspiration from some of Ireland's top designers.

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‘Lives Less Ordinary’ -Temporary Exhibition; 1st-30th June 2015

A temporary exhibition running in Airfield House from June 1st – 30th
Curated by Dr. Maeve O'Riordan in conjugation with Maynooth University and OPW.

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North West Garden Show 2015 - Gareth Austin

 

This year I was asked to host a series of events on the Sunday, called 'Ask Gareth Sunday'. Where myself and compere Lee Gooch set about hosting mini demos all over the North West Garden Show.

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Field Trip to Bull Island

Experience and discover some of our most showy native orchids in Bull Island. Guided by orchid expert Brendan Sayers. Bring good footwear and allow for rain! Meet at the Visitors Centre (near the roundabout) in Bull Island. Monday, July 6th, 6.30pm

Source: GardenGuide News Room

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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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Summer Supper at Airfield Estate

Seize the last of the summer days with a unique food and BYO beer/wine supper at Airfield Estate. The evening will kick off at 7.15pm where you will be guided down to The Airfield Kitchen Garden by Eamon the farmer and his tractor and served up with a glass of rhubarb fizz and estate grown canapes.

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Practical Course in Botanical Art

The well-known botanical artist, Ms Holly Somerville (see here) will be running a two-day practical courses based in the Trinity College Botanic Gardens at Dartry, Dublin 6 (nearest Luas Station, Milltown). Holly is a trained botanist and illustrator, and will give drawing and layout guidance before getting started with detailed watercolour painting using the rich variety of subject matter available at the gardens.

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Townley

Townley Hall Open Day

Explore of the architectural and social history of Townley Hall and the work of its architect, Francis Johnston on Sunday 7 June 2015. Townley Hall, built between 1794 and 1798 for Blayney Townley Balfour III. The house is widely considered to be Francis Johnston's domestic masterpiece and has been described as the perfect neo-classical house.

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Bloom 2015 Review - Clara Doran Aged 16

Getting each and every family member to agree on an outing is normally challenging. However having followed Super Garden on RTÉ, an opportunity to visit Bloom thanks to Horticulture Connected and Garden Guide, we agreed was a fantastic opportunity. Consisting of a family of five, including two teenagers and a six year old, we travelled to Bloom with no preconceived ideas.

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Traditional Rose is Ireland’s Favourite Flower - Bord Bia’s Bloom Survey 2015

Bord Bia’s Bloom Survey 2015

The traditional rose remains Ireland’s favourite flower according to a new Bord Bia survey released today during its 9th annual Bloom festival. Over 1,800 people surveyed selected roses as their garden flower of choice, followed by lavender, daffodils and tulips.

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Marigold Festival 2015

Airfield Farm is delighted to host this years Marigold Festival which is a festival celebrating healthy and active ageing, organised by Active Retirement Ireland & Home Instead Senior Care.

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ITB & Fingal County Council Win Silver Gilt Medal at Bloom 2015

ITB in collaboration with Fingal County Council have been awarded a Silver Gilt medal at Bloom 2015. The entry is titled "Beech Park Garden" and the medal was awarded in the small gardens Category.

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Alan Rudden

Alan Rudden has over 10 years’ experience in the landscaping industry. He has designed and built multiple award winning gardens with no less then four Bloom medals and three ALCI winners to his name. (View profile)

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