|Dear Fellow Gardeners,
Last week I was teaching for a couple of days at the Permaculture College in Kinsale. It’s a fascinating place with student from all over Europe and plants from all over the world – and Kinsale itself is probably one of the most beautiful towns in Ireland. Next I went to Blarney to give a course at the Hydro allotments – these are amazing and award winning allotments, well worth a visit if you are in the area.
I met up with my gardening hero Joy Larkcom and Kitty Scully and I’m proud to say – I managed to convince them both to join the Gardening Weekend in Renvyle House next February. If you are interested in coming along I recommend you book a place early.
This is going to be a weekend not to be missed – with Joy Larkcom and Kitty Scully to join us (Anja Gohlke – Head Gardener at Kylemore Abbey) for this informative and relaxing gardening weekend at the wonderful Renvyle House Hotel in Connemara. I am so delighted that Joy agreed to come – she is a very well known author of vegetable growing books and an inspiration for all gardeners. She and her late husband Don travelled throughout Europe in the 80’s in search of new vegetables, a decade later Joy travelled in China and other Asian countries and brought back the most amazing oriental vegetables which are now available everywhere.
Renvyle House Gardening Weekend
Fri 16th – Sun 18th February 2018
A gardening weekend with Anja Gohlke (Head Gardener at Kylemore Abbey), Klaus Laitenberger, Joy Larkcom and Kitty Scully at the wonderful Renvyle House Hotel in Connemara.
Price: €195.00pp and includes 2 Bed & Breakfast,
1 Dinner & 1 Bar Food Evening Meal (Main Course + Tea/Coffee),
Gardening demonstrations and tips with Klaus Laitenberger, presentations from Joy Larkcom and Kitty Scully and an afternoon field trip to Kylemore Victorian Walled Garden with Head Gardener Anja Gohlke and evening entertainment.
or 095 46100
This year’s gardening weekend will include an introductory evening, several demonstrations and workshops, a visit to Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Gardens with a tour with the head gardener, nightly in house entertainment, and complimentary use of on-site facilities.