Mary Keenan, of Gash Gardens in Co. Laois, gave a talk recently at Kilkenny Castle, part of the series of talks organised by Shirley Lanigan with the Office of Public Works and the last of this year. In a way it was a very simple talk, a story really, but it caught my attention and … Continue reading Gash Gardens – An Insight.
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Annes Grove – A Rejuvenation
Annes Grove is situated in north Co. Cork between Doneraile and Castletownroche. Lieutenant-General Grove Annesley inherited land here from the Grove family in the early eighteenth century and laid out the grounds as informal parkland with a walled garden and there was little change until Richard Grove Annesley (1879-1966) inherited in 1900. Influenced by his … Continue reading Annes Grove – A Rejuvenation
Come into the Garden!
Shirley Lanigan must be the greatest garden visitor in Ireland and she has written a book which would entice the reader to emulate her and visit the wonderful and beautiful gardens we have in this country. Her latest book “The Open Gardens of Ireland” gives us details of 427 gardens we may visit. Some are … Continue reading Come into the Garden!
Label that Memory
While cutting down a now large clump of crocosmias I came on a label in the centre which read, "Crocosmia Bristol/Severn Sunrise/Sunset." Check the name. From Anna Nolan. Sept. 02" . I know now that this is Crocosmia 'Severn Sunrise' and I have enjoyed it in the garden for the years since I received it … Continue reading Label that Memory