After what seems like eight months of winter, there are finally green shoots starting to appear around the country.  We are more than ready to come out of hibernation. If you are too, here are 5 fantastic events for nature lovers and the green fingered among us…

 

Wicklow – A Month Of Tulips At June Blake’s Garden April 20th – May 20th

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A Month of Tulips

Known as the Garden County, where better than Wicklow to start our list. April 20th marks the official start of the season at June Blake’s Garden just outside Blessington. Expect a Tulip led explosion of colour as you stroll through the beautiful grounds around this Victorian farm-steward’s cottage. Find out more here.

 

Dublin – Spring Blossoms – Daily Guided Walks At The National Botanic Gardens – Throughout April

 

The National Botanic Gardens must be one of the best places in the capital to celebrate the long overdue arrival of Spring. This enjoyable stroll features colourful tulips, delicate cherry blossoms and fragrant narcissi amongst many other delightful blooms. Knowledgeable guides will tell stories of the cultivation, ecology and folklore of these beautiful plants. Find out more here.

 

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Events for Nature Lovers

Cork – Fota House Plant and Garden Fair’ April 22nd

 

Fota House and Gardens will host its annual ‘Fota House Plant and Garden Fair’ on Sunday 22nd April. There will be about 70 specialist nurseries in attendance. Gardening enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase unusual and special plants. Volunteers from Fota House and The Friends of Marymount Hospice will be on hand to make the day run smoothly. And a donation from the proceeds will be given to this extremely worthy charity.  Find out more here.

 

Clare Garden Festival April 29th

 

The Clare Garden Festival is a real treat for Gardeners. The festival offers a great series of Garden Expert talks. This year’s theme is ‘Gardening for Mental Wellbeing’. This is also an ideal day out for all the family. The Food Area this year promises to be bigger than ever. So expect to pick up lots of tasty treats. Find out more here.

 

Waterford – Mount Congreve Plant Fair May 20th

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Mount Congreve Plant Fair

The gardens on Mount Congreve on the banks of the River Suir are always worth a visit. However the day of thair Plant Fair must be top of the list for gardeners in the South East. With an array of stall holders from all over Ireland offering expert advice and selling the very best in Trees and Shrubs, this is an opportunity to get something special for your garden. Find out more here,

 

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