News August 2011
- Flower and Plant Sale
at The Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim Sunday 11th September 2011 from 11am-4pm
Visitors to The Organic Centre gardens often ask about the colourful borders brimming with flowers and herbaceous plants looked after by Jill Scott, Fermanagh’s award-winning gardener.
Anyone thinking of creating a new border or giving their existing garden a make-over will get plenty of advice on the best place to grow your plants, how to care for them and when to divide them. Jill will be on hand to answer your questions and her new booklet “Organic Gardening is Simple” will also be on sale. It has been described as a “little gem”, and is full of practical advice.
Over 50 varieties of plants will be on offer, 20 of which are more unusual or difficult to find, such as TRICYRTIS, PINK HYSSOP, CERINTHE, BLACK IRIS and PINK MEADOWSWEET. All plants are perennial, and survived last winter’s minus 18º cold. (Please bring a box to take your plants home.)
For a small deposit, plant orders for collection in October or spring may be placed.
Horticulturist Ciaran Burke will also talk on environmental awareness of plant production and ornamental gardening.
Kieran and Kealin Beattie from Leitrim Flowers will have a stall with their fantastic range of cut flowers grown naturally in Leitrim.
There will be guided tours around the centre gardens and a special tour for children.
The Grass Roof Café will be open with delicious food and the Eco-shop will have overwintering vegetable transplants for sale for the first time.
2. Inspirational Homes – Guided tour at 2pm
Sunday the 11th September will also see 15 “Inspirational Homes” in Leitrim open to the public with special guided tours. One such inspirational home is The Organic Centre designed by architect Colin Bell. It houses education rooms, offices, a café and shop. A timber framed structure, using local materials, with a grass roof allows it to sit beautifully in the Leitrim Landscape.
Inspirational Homes Leitrim documents and makes accessible the unique built heritage and diverse ways of building that this distinctive county has tucked away in its landscape. The aim of the project is to facilitate the sharing of experiences, knowledge and skills amongst builders, homeowners, architects, self-builders and anyone with an interest in making sustainable the future of building in Ireland. This is done through the website www.inspirationalhomes.ie
August 14th 2pm: Adult Hat Making Workshop
2 hours of intensive felting to create your own unique hat.
All materials provided. €20 per adult.
August 21st 2pm: Children’s Felt Making Workshop
2 hours of funky felt making fun, €15 per child.
All materials provided.
Every Sunday in August we offer visitors to the gardens a guided tour with their entrance fee at 3pm.
Families can also go on our Discovery Trail (self guided).
Bring your own picnic and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of The Organic Centre.
Lettuce transplants are available in our shop.
New from September: Vegetable transplants for Autumn planting and Winter harvesting.
Rossinver, Co. Leitrim, Ph: 071-9854338