The Inaugural Strokestown Park Plant fair takes place on Sunday
22nd May 10.30am to 4.30pm.
John O'Driscoll here, general manger of Strokestown Park.
I'm delighted that we are holding our very first plant fair on Sunday 22nd May 2016. Being a bit of a plant addict I cannot wait, as always there are a few gaps that need filling in my shade garden and even if there wasn’t I would fit more plants in. So far 12 suppliers are attending so it’s the perfect opportunity to find that special plant. I see that Rare Plants Ireland are going to be there as are Caherhurley Nursery, Knockvicar Organic Garden and more. There will be information about the work The Irish Seed Savers are doing and The National Biodiversity Centre, it’s always great to hear what we can do in our gardens to benefit our environment. Its only €5 entry fee for adults, which includes entry into the 6 acre Walled Gardens. The Herbaceous border will be well into growth by then and visitor can have a look at the Rose Garden which is being totally replanted with Rugosa Roses dating from 1890 to the 1930’s. Hopefully the weather warms up and the salads and veg will be up, these are all from seeds supplied by the wonderful Irish Seed Savers. All funds raised will go to The Irish Heritage Trust to help them protect Strokestown Park for all to enjoy into the future. Hope to see you there.