Workshps and Demonstrations Autumn 2018

Saturday 20 October Fiona Staunton will show us how to make our own fermented foods, how good they are for us. This is a unique opportunity to learn an old method of food preservation.
10 am - 1 pm

A light lunch and refreshments are included with all day workshops.

Saturday, November 24 Elaine and Ronan Russel of www.newgrangewillow.com two amazing teachers who will be using willow for us to make fantastic baskets. Usually, a workshop like this is over 2 days but we will work hard, have some fun and create a beautiful basket.10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, December 1 Sally another brilliant teacher will be showing us how to make Christmas wreaths using willow from Mornington Garden, flowers from hedgerows and garden. We did this last year and I was blown away by the variety and creative wreaths that were made.10 am - 1 pm.

In the afternoon Sally will be helping us make table and house decorations using again nature as our theme. 2 pm - 4 pm.

If you book both Sally's workshops there will be a reduction - please contact me by email at dalkeygarden@gmail or 087 2256365

2019
First Workshop of the New Year
Saturday, January 26 Patricia Tyrrell a Masters Graduate of the School of Landscape Architecture at UCD will be here to help us design our gardens using the right plants for the right places. How to deal with tricky situations and allow us to benefit more from our outdoor spaces. 10 am - 4pm

Mornington Garden No dig

Botanical Mono Printing and Sketching in the Garden June 2108

Ants in the Garden

Are ants in the garden bad? The good and bad news about ants and plants. Just as a weed is a plant growing in the wrong place, insects in the wrong place are pests. Ants play a very important role in the ecology of your garden for good and for not so good. ... Ants are predator and prey since they eat the eggs of many insects and serve as food for birds, lizards, and other beneficials. Their tunnels aerate the soil and allow water and nutrients to flow directly to the plant roots. They also distribute seeds by storing them in their tunnels. The caterpillars of some butter­fly groups - read more on Blog page

Mornington May 17 2018

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Upcoming Events

Plein Air Oil Painting

Plein Air Oil Painting

25 August 2018

10am – 4pm

Orlagh Murphy

Orlagh Murphy is based in Co Cavan and started concentrating in 2010 on her studio practice after working freelance as an interior decorative artist in the US, Italy, Japan, UK and Ireland.  Orlagh now lives in a very rural area of Co Cavan and this has formed the basis for her work to date. The inspiration comes from an area of about 4-8sq kilometres comprising of farmland, river, lake and bogland which surround her home, she also produces work from Sligo, Mayo and West Cork always in a direct response to the seasons. book now

Botanical Plaster Casting Workshop Saturday 23 June

 

Botanical Plaster casting with Dee Crofts. Saturday 23 June 10 – 4 pm

    

We ran this workshop twice last summer and the response to not only learning and creating a unique piece of art was fantastic. Lunch is included in this workshop.

Again all materials are included. We ran this workshop last year and we had a fantastic day creating plaques and learning in a very social and enjoyable way.

Upcoming Events

Plein Air Oil Painting

Plein Air Oil Painting

25 August 2018

10am – 4pm

Orlagh Murphy

Orlagh Murphy is based in Co Cavan and started concentrating in 2010 on her studio practice after working freelance as an interior decorative artist in the US, Italy, Japan, UK and Ireland.  Orlagh now lives in a very rural area of Co Cavan and this has formed the basis for her work to date. The inspiration comes from an area of about 4-8sq kilometres comprising of farmland, river, lake and bogland which surround her home, she also produces work from Sligo, Mayo and West Cork always in a direct response to the seasons. book now

Botanical Plaster Casting Workshop Saturday 23 June

 

Botanical Plaster casting with Dee Crofts. Saturday 23 June 10 – 4 pm

    

We ran this workshop twice last summer and the response to not only learning and creating a unique piece of art was fantastic. Lunch is included in this workshop.

Again all materials are included. We ran this workshop last year and we had a fantastic day creating plaques and learning in a very social and enjoyable way.