Opening Again!

Mount Congreve Gardens have been closed for redevelopment for more than a year and I have missed our regular visits to the garden very much but the reopening is upon us and from Monday next, 31st October, the gardens will be open to the public again. The late Mr. Ambrose Congreve extended the original house … Continue reading Opening Again!

Moving along!

We have continued our walks along the Waterford Greenway - a cycling/walking track developed on a disused railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan, a distance of 46Km. We are, in fact, walking each section twice: parking the car, walking to our set destination and then returning on the same route to the car. Because of … Continue reading Moving along!

Magnolia ‘Anne Rosse’

We have many interesting and beautiful plants associated with the famous Nymans garden in West Sussex in England – Eucryphia ‘Nymansay’ and Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ are probably the two best known and most widely grown. There is also a Camellia ‘Maud Messel’ and a Forsythia suspensa ‘Nymans’ but a particularly beautiful Nymans plant … Continue reading Magnolia ‘Anne Rosse’

Heritage Irish Plants – Plandaí Oidhreachta

The beauty of the work of the members of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists was the inspiration for this project which features heritage Irish garden plants. The ISBA is quite a new society but has already made a fabulous contribution to Irish art and to our heritage of Irish plants with its initial exhibition, … Continue reading Heritage Irish Plants – Plandaí Oidhreachta