West Cork fans meet their gardening guru Gavin
Garden lovers in the greater West Cork area were given a treat by Bandon Co-op who invited patrons to join famed designer Diarmuid Gavin at its garden stores in Bandon, Kinsale and Enniskeane.
Even the sun shone on the day and crowds of people came from all over Co Cork to hear Diarmuid’s inspirational and entertaining gardening stories from around the globe.
No doubt, the gardeners of West Cork are well and truly inspired and looking forward to creating unique designs in their own gardens and plots this summer.
Staff members and customers, alike, were thrilled to meet and chat with Diarmuid and have photos taken with the gardening guru.
Meanwhile, in a schools’ garden competition organised by Bandon Co-op, Design your Dream Garden, Diarmuid presented the prizes to the winners.
Overall, there had been entries submitted from schoolchildren all over Cork.
A special mention goes to Bandon Presentation Primary who won the overall prize of a €500 Garden Centre voucher for its school garden.
It provides the school with a great to start to the gardening season and to further improve its endeavours in the Green Schools Initiative.
The outright individual prizewinner was Maja Krszyskow, aged 11, from Timoleague who attends Bandon Presentation Primary. Her submission was selected for her beautiful attention to detail, perspective and colour. Second prize went to Elyse O’Connor, aged eight, from Innishannon (Gurrane National School). Her submission was chosen for the very precise and imaginative garden layout with accompanying explanations and descriptions.
Finally, the third prize went to Ciarán McCarthy, aged five, from Rossmore (Kilmeen National School). His entry was selected for the great use of textures including stickers and glitter and for bringing loads of wildlife into his dream garden.
The €500 voucher for the winning school, Bandon Presentation Primary, was accepted by Susan Corr, the 5th Class teacher along with pupil Maya Krszyskow, the overall winner.
Diarmuid Gavin visited Bandon Co-op stores where he handed out the prizes for a ‘Design Your Dream Garden’ competition; above with overall prize winner, 11-year-old Maja Krszyskow from Timoleague.