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Harvest Festival – 15th September 11am – 5pm

In recent years our big open day ‘The Great Irish Garden’ was held in August but this year marks the return to our traditional Harvest Festival. September is an ideal time to showcase our vital conservation work, when our seed harvesting is in full flow and the majority of our rare varieties of Irish heritage apples are looking their best.

With apple, potato and tomato displays, garden and orchard tours, organic gardening demonstrations and apple tasting tours there will be something for the beginner and experienced gardener alike.

On the day we will be offering a select menu in our cafe and our cob pizza oven will be fired up. With over twenty acres of organic seed gardens, native woodland trails and heritage orchards it’s going to be a fun filled day. So come and learn about our vital conservation work or just come for a chat, a cup of tea and a cake in a fun, friendly atmosphere

Seed Saving demonstration with Deirdre (Seed Bank Solarium) – 11.30am
Hedgehog Talk for Children, with Bev (Blue Building) – 12pm
Herb Walk with Felice – 12.30pm
Scything Demonstration with Matt (Field behind Seed Bank) – 1pm
Ecology in the Gardens and Orchards at Seed Savers with Jo and Jeremy – 1.30pm
Mead Making Demonstration with Ciaran – 2pm
Children’s Activities in the Woodlands with Liz – 2.30pm
Apple Tasting Tour with Jason – 2.30pm
Seed Saving Demonstration with Wayne (Seed Bank Solarium) – 3.30pm
Bird Walk with Jamie – 4pm
Gardening Demonstration with Tristan – 4pm

All Welcome!
FREE for Supporters & Children
€10 for General Admission

Clare Civil Defence will be in attendance on the day.


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Sat 12pm - 4.30pm
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Entrance to Organic Seed Gardens, Orchards and Woodlands is free to children & subscribers.

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