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Blossom Week & Annual Plant Share

This year as part of National Biodiversity Week Irish Seed Savers will be hosting Blossom Week which will culminate with our Annual Plant Share event on Sunday 27th May. There will be FREE entry to our gardens and orchards all week (up to and including the 26th).

On each of the 6 days (21st to 27th) we will give a FREE guided tour showcasing the importance of protecting Ireland’s food biodiversity and heritage apple trees throughout our twenty acre farm.

The tour will focus on our organic seed gardens, heritage orchards and our custom built seed bank that houses our seed collection, showing how our work contributes to conserving Ireland’s biodiversity and food security. Tours will commence at 11am each day Mon – Sat.

Irish Seed Savers are hosting our Annual Plant Share on Sunday 27th May 12pm – 4pm, Scariff, Co. Clare.

Every year we invite the public to bring along any surplus plants, seedlings, shrubs, seeds and to share them with others. Rare varieties are usually on offer and this is our way of promoting biodiversity to the wider public. You don’t have to bring plants or seedlings but you’ll end up going home with more than you came with.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy a walk through our twenty acres of Organic Seed Gardens, Heritage Orchards and Native Woodland trails. On the day we will have a selected menu in our cafe and our Cob Pizza Oven will be fired up. All Welcome!

Irish Seed Savers Supporters FREE
Children FREE
General Admission €5

Guest Speaker confirmed.

Richard O’Gorman – The Incidental Gardener

Richard is a Qualified Organic Vegetable Production and has been working in the Horticultural Industry for over 30 years. He also has extensive experience in environmental field work. In his current role as Head Gardener at Scariff Community Garden Richard has had the opportunity to put into practice Buddhist based principles of the Japanese approach to wellbeing through horticulture. In this talk he discusses our more mystical relationship with gardening, from it’s profound therapeutic benefits to the more subtle influence of landscape.


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