GAR­DEN­ERS’ COUNTY

The Irish Times Magazine - - FRONTLINES - Róisín Guyett- Ni­chol­son

The Carlow Gar­den Fes­ti­val opens on Fri­day, July 21st, with an ap­pear­ance from renowned gar­dener Monty Don. The fes­ti­val, which runs un­til July 30th, will fea­ture gar­den­ing work­shops and talks on a range of top­ics to in­ter­est ev­ery gar­dener. Speak­ers in­clude Roy Lan­caster, Paul Smyth and Joe Swift, who will give a mas­ter­class on gar­den­ing, as well as John An­der­son, keeper of the gar­dens at Wind­sor Cas­tle. Ir­ish high­lights in­clude a tour of the Delta Sen­sory Gar­dens by Oliver Schur­mann, win­ner of the over­all prize at Bloom 2017 and Ir­ish Times colum­nist Fion­nu­ala Fal­lon, who will dis­cuss how to cul­ti­vate a cut­flower patch at home. For those who want to learn about tend­ing ed­i­ble plants, botanist, writer and broad­caster James Wong will present Grow­ing for Flavour at Kil­graney House and Herb Gar­dens. Ad­mis­sion costs range from free to ¤ 35. car­low­gar­den­trail. com

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