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Saturday 25th February 2023
10.30am to 4.30pm
€ 150

Designing your Joyful Garden Workshop is the perfect opportunity to explore the garden you really want. Whether you are new to Gardening, have just built a new home, acquired a garden or for those with existing gardens who would like it to work better and create some special design touches then this is the perfect workshop for you.

Spend a day with award winning garden designer Leonie Cornelius and learn how to design your own personalised garden space. With expert advice, beautiful step by step power point explanation and creative workshop exercises, you will be guided through the process of garden design and make your ideas for your garden a reality.

Designing your Joyful Garden will comprise of three main elements:

Section 1- Garden Dreaming

 Dream big!


Section 2- Garden theory 

Principals of  good design-

Section 3 -Garden Action

 Planting styles, combining plants choosing material etc.

Leonie Cornelius is an award-winning garden designer and interior architect living on the Wild Atlantic Way. She writes regularly for several publications including the Sunday Independent, Irish Country Magazine and more.

She has worked on RTÉ television as a presenter and design judge for various shows and her own work has been featured in many publications nationally and abroad.

Leonie’s show garden designs, which often merge architecture and wild planting, have seen her receive numerous medals over the years including gold and Best in Show at Bloom and a gold medal from the RHS for her Chelsea in Bloom design for Dubarry of Ireland.

As a designer and speaker Leonie regularly hosts her popular talks and courses which focus on creating dream gardens as well as giving educational and inspirational talks at third level colleges and universities. Leonie is the author of the bestselling garden book ‘Dream Gardens’ 

The workshop will take place in our renovated stable.  

The day will also include tea/coffee scones on arrival. A two course home cooked lunch including a Glass of Prosecco will be provided in the dining room of Coolamber House.

A walk and talk tour of the  Walled Garden, the newly constructed glass house, potting shed and gardeners cottage will be provided by Ann Marie Durkin 

We look forward to meeting you for a day of inspiration and creativity.

 Places are limited. Booking Online is essential.

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