Workshps and Demonstrations Autumn 2018

Saturday, September 29. The garden is now going to sleep, and now is also the time to plan your beautiful garden for next year.
Seed sowing at this time of year can give you a head start on Spring, roots develop and are stronger. Division of plants- making more, moving plants to better positions, planting bulbs for spring and summer. Feeding your soil, protecting it for the weather ahead- drought.

Sunday, October 7 Sally Horn will be here to show us how to make amazing winter flower arrangements for Autumn and Winter.
How to condition your flowers, the beauty of seed heads, twigs and more.

Saturday 13 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.

Saturday, November 10 Elaine and RonanRussel of newgrangewillow.com 2 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.

Saturday, November 17 Porcelain Christmas Decorations Dee Crofts will be here again and she will teach us how to use porcelain clay to make something special for Christmas which she will bring away and fire in her kiln. Dee is an amazing teacher and sharer of knowledge.

Sunday, December 2nd Sally another brilliant teacher will be showing us how to make Christmas wreaths, using will 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.

Sunday 9 December Sally will be here again this time making Christmas table centres and arrangements for decorating the Christmas home.

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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Art in the Garden

Book now July 15 10-1pm Paint a scene within the garden with Mairead O’Byrne Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing paintingand drawing in the garden.The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists.

Mairead Byrne started teaching 1980 as a  full time art teacher after a degree in fine art and then the H.dip from  National College of Art Dublin.  Mairead was hugely involved in portfolio preparation with students, both at Sancta Maria College and schools all over Dublin. Now retired, is presently preparing for a solo exhibition in October. After an accident in 2013, she has had to redefine her technique and works now in oils taking inspiration from the landscape with a live of colour and texture. A history of textile work influences, a mark making technique, with the brush.

Refreshments will be provided and materials Book now   through the Dalkey Garden School  online  Shop

Upcoming Events

Art in the Garden

Book now July 15 10-1pm Paint a scene within the garden with Mairead O’Byrne Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing paintingand drawing in the garden.The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists.

Mairead Byrne started teaching 1980 as a  full time art teacher after a degree in fine art and then the H.dip from  National College of Art Dublin.  Mairead was hugely involved in portfolio preparation with students, both at Sancta Maria College and schools all over Dublin. Now retired, is presently preparing for a solo exhibition in October. After an accident in 2013, she has had to redefine her technique and works now in oils taking inspiration from the landscape with a live of colour and texture. A history of textile work influences, a mark making technique, with the brush.

Refreshments will be provided and materials Book now   through the Dalkey Garden School  online  Shop