23January2018

Nursery Update - Big Workshop Weekend

Twice a year, we get busy mowing the whole of the orchards, as well as the pathways, leaving a few islands of grass, to preserve a habitat for grass dwellers, such as our Seed Saver frogs.

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Finn Valley Gardening Club Come to Oakfield - Gareth Austin

After the success of our first 'VIP Tour' of Oakfield Park I was delighted to make use of myself and lead the good folks from Finn Valley Gardening Club around the walled garden of Oakfield Park in Raphoe, County Donegal.

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What's Happening at Seed Savers?

Our annual Summer course for teachers has just finished. A fun and practical hands-on course, it demonstrated to the 16 participants, how to plan and create an organic garden. The teachers learnt how to develop various habitats and increase biodiversity in their own school grounds whether primary or secondary.

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Apiary at Blissberry Farm in Mountcharles - Gareth Austin

Now this was a first for me, I was never in an Apiary before, but it was with great excitement that I took up Larry's invitation to visit his award winning Blissberry Farm in Mountcharles, County Donegal.

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World Flower Show Latest News

  • The Results of The 2014 WAFA World Flower read more
  • The Demonstrations at WAFA World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • The World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • WAFA Merchandise Launched - World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • About WAFA Ireland read more
  • The History of WAFA - World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • World Flower Show 2014 Full Programme read more
  • Thornton's Restaurant Will Be Offering A Specially Designed Menu in Honour of WAFA read more
  • WAFA Ireland Book Launched - WAFA World Flower Show 2014 read more

Discover Cavan Burren Park

Summer Solstice 21st June 2014
Time: 1pm - 6pm. Adm: Free
Cavan Burren Park will host a Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday 21st June for locals and visitors alike to experience this amazing prehistoric landscape on the longest day of the year.

Read more: Discover Cavan Burren Park

WAFA Merchandise Launched - World Flower Show 2014

Price List

Set of 12 Floral Scented Night Lights in a presentation gift box €10.00

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WAFA

World Flower Show 2014 Full Programme

11th World Flower Show
A Floral Odyssey
RDS Dublin

Show Timetable: 16-22 June 2014
Monday 16 June 16.00-20.00 Registration RDS Concert Hall Foyer
16.00-19.00 Collection of pre-ordered plant material RDS

Read more: World Flower Show 2014 Full Programme

ISNA

Mallow Home & Garden Festival – 20th – 22nd June at Cork Racecourse

Why not join the ISNA members participating at the Mallow Home & Garden Festival. As usual it will take place at Cork Racecourse, starting on the Friday and running through Sunday, 11am to 6pm each day. The ISNA members who will be there are :-

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WAFA

The Demonstrations at WAFA World Flower Show 2014

LET BEAUTY WANDER FREE
Demonstration 1: Friday 20 June - 11.00 SOLD OUT

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Chelsea Florist of the Year, Jennifer Murphy Showcases at The Singapore Garden Festival 2014

Irish Florist, Jennifer Murphy of Flowers by Moira (based in Dunshaughlin Co. Meath) has been personally invited to attend and showcase her skills at The Singapore Garden Festival 2014 (16th-24th August at Gardens by the Bay). Jenny will join award-winning designers from around the world to compete in Asia's top tropical garden and flower show — the Singapore Garden Festival.

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Wild and Free, Celebrate Biodiversity at The Organic Centre

Wild and free - The Organic Centre Garden Party Sunday 13th July 11am - 5pm. Free entrance! Biodiversity is in everybody's vocabulary nowadays, but what does it really mean and what can we gardeners do to put it into practice? Our annual garden party will show you and much more besides.

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An Invitation To Our Next Big Workshop Weekend!

We are now taking bookings for our September "BIG Workshop Weekend". Full of exciting full and half day courses all at a fantastic price!

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Galway Garden Festival

Climate change, food safety, sustainable gardening and sustainable living, as well as planing and cultivating beautiful gardens, are themes of this year's Galway Garden Festival, July 5th & 6th at Claregalway Castle, five miles from Galway.

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WAFA

The Results of The 2014 WAFA World Flower

The 11th World Show - Ireland 2014
RESULTS of COMPETITION
SPECIAL AWARDS

Best in Show
Vinita Khemka-India

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The World Flower Show 2014

World Flower Show with participants from all 31 member countries including UK, USA, Canada, Barbados, Japan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, France, Belgium, Italy, Ireland.

Read more: The World Flower Show 2014

About WAFA Ireland

The WAFA Ireland Management Committee was appointed by the Association of Irish Floral Artists, AOIFA, following their successful bid to host WAFA from 2011—2014. During our three year tenure the team is responsible for the management of all WAFA administration and also for the organisation of an International Seminar and a World Flower Show. A General Assembly is also convened during the World Flower Show to conduct the business of the association.

Read more: About WAFA Ireland

The History of WAFA - World Flower Show 2014

The World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA) was founded in 1981 by a group of flower arranging societies representing 19 countries. Today the membership has grown to 31 countries.

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Thornton’s Restaurant Will Be Offering A Specially Designed Menu in Honour of WAFA

Thornton's Restaurant will be offering a specially designed menu in honour of WAFA from Tuesday 17th June to Saturday 21st June 2014. Thornton's Restaurant, located in Dublin City Centre overlooking St Stephen's Green is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant.

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WAFA Ireland Book Launched - WAFA World Flower Show 2014

The WAFA Ireland Book has been launched and will be on Sale at the Show. Order your copy HERE

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