Saturday 8th June
As part of the Laois Garden Festival, several members of the Laois Garden Trail will open their gardens to the public on Saturday, June 8th. This is a great opportunity to visit some gardens which are normally open only by appointment including Clonohill Garden, Gortnalee Gardens,Fruitlawn Garden, Selous Lodge Garden and Ballintubbert Gardens.
Featuring “Picnic at Ballintubbert Gardens” The gardens are open from 12 noon till 5pm.
The gardens are a wonderful venue for a family event with lots to explore for all ages,
€15 per car or €5 per adult
Clonohill Gardens will be open on Saturday June 8th. in conjunction with the Buds and Blossoms Garden Festival on June 9th. Opening times : 11 am – 6pm
A garden tour will be held at 2pm , covering aspects of Garden Design and Planting plans with challenging conditions .
Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Dove House Sensory Gardens
The Gardens will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
Dunmore Country School
10 am Polytunnel course With Tanguy de Toulgoët It is a half day course. It starts at 10am and finishes at 1pm You get tea/coffee on arrival and a break around 11.30am with pancakes and brioche.
2 pm Summer Course with Tanguy de ToulgoëtIt is a half day course. It starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pmYou get tea/coffee on arrival and a break around 3.30am with pancakes and brioche.What is covered during the day
Fee for each course is €50
Fruitlawn will open from 10 am to 5 pm for the Festival. Guided tours of the garden throughout the day with Arthur Shackleton.
Refreshments and Rare Plants will be on sale on the day.
Gash Gardens near Castletown is hosting a special event Saturday, June 8thwith two walk-and-talk workshops on border design providing tips on plant associations and plants suitable for a variety of garden situations. The walks are led by Mary Keenan and will take place at 11.00am and 3.30pm. Normal entry fee of €5.00 applies. The garden is open from 10am to 5pm. Light refreshments will be available throughout the day and the plants sales area stocks an interesting and unusual range of plants, mostly propagated from the garden.
Gortnalee Gardens is noted for the Living Willow features in the garden so on Saturday 8th June Hazel will demonstrate how these interesting features are created. Demonstrations will be at 11 am and 3.30 pm. The gardens will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on the day, Normal entry fee of €5 applies. Limited plant sales of plants from the garden available on the day.
Selous Lodge Garden
This beautiful Biodiversity Garden will be open on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Emo Court, Castle Durrow and Heywood Gardens
These gardens will be open for their usual hours during the Festival.
Sunday 9th June
Meet the gardeners at Buds & Blossoms and see previews of the gardens you didn’t get to visit on Saturday