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Beginners Monthly Garden Tasks Workshop

Thursday 5th May 2022

10.30am to 1.30pm

€ 45


This half day workshop is designed for complete beginners.

The content of the workshop will coincide with the monthly garden jobs that needs to be done throughout the year in your garden.


Everything from general maintenance of plants and shrubs, planting seeds,

potting on, vegetable garden, fruit garden, managing weeds, pests and disease. etc. 

Basically it will be a practical demonstration and prompt to yourself to help you keep on track of what needs to be done throughout the year from Feb through to October.

You will see first hand how the garden changes through the seasons from planting our annual flower seeds  in March to using those fully grown flowers for floral arrangements in July. 

The workshop will entail some classroom activity in the renovated stable while the majority will be carrying out the tasks in the walled garden.

I hope it will be a very sociable few hours where practical content will be covered and useful tips and ideas shared.

I would like to emphasise that I will be taking this workshop and it is a personal gardening journey. I do not have all the answers. But what I do hope to impart is that you don't need to know everything to start and have a great garden and most of what we learn is from 'doing' and making mistakes. Sometimes the over whelming amount of information and terminology can be off putting. These half day workshops will be a nice blend of theory and practical leaning.

I have developed the Walled Garden here in Coolamber over the past 4 years which now includes an annual and perennial flower garden, vegetable and herb garden, fruit and berry garden, perennial veg, wildflower area and orchard. This year I intend to plant a Nuttery of hazelnut, cobnut and filberts and complete the interiors of the glasshouse. I will also plant more formal hedging to frame the rose and dahlia bed.

Homemade Vegetable soup and brown bread, followed by tea and cake will be provided in the dining room of Coolamber house.

This workshop is most suitable for complete beginners and I look forward to having you join me on this new journey.

Ann Marie x



To secure your place please book online