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  • Grow your own cut flowers with Fionnuala Fallon

    Sun 10 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €160
    Killruddery Member
    €150
  • Grow your own cut flowers with Fionnuala Fallon

    Sun 10 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Adult
    €160
    Killruddery Member
    €150
    Time
    10.30 - 16.30
    Place
    Grain Store Courtyard

    A Floral Workshop, paired with Prosecco & light lunch as well as a welcome tea/coffee & scone.

    The Irish Times gardening columnist, National Botanic Gardens-trained horticulturist and flower farmer-florist Fionnuala Fallon @theirishflowerfarmer will share her tips on planning and propagating your own nature-friendly cut flower patch with lots of useful tips and practical demonstrations on how to grow cut flowers . Fionnuala Fallon has worked closely with the Killruddery garden team to propagate, plant and design our cut flower border through-out this year.

    Hosted by Flower Lady Ardee, this workshop is for anyone who wants to create a really productive cut-flower patch to give you lots of beautiful seasonal blooms to use in arrangements throughout the year. You will go home with a seed pack of several of Fionnuala’s choice verities to start you off!

     

    **Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment!**

    (Adults only)

    FAQS

    • All materials are supplied.
    • Please wear warm thick soled shoes, and dress to suit the days weather!
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to Killruddery Farm Shop.
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  • Mushroom Hunts w/ Bill O'Dea

    Sun 17 Oct & Sun 24 Oct

    Nature

    ADULT
    €80.00
  • Mushroom Hunts w/ Bill O'Dea

    Sun 17 Oct & Sun 24 Oct

    Nature

    ADULT
    €80.00
    Time
    09.30 - 16.00
    Place
    Estate & Grain Store

    Ever secretly wanted to be a confident food forager? Join expert Bill O’Dea for a dedicated course to learn about one of Nature’s most underestimated mysteries…fungi.

    Hunt and forage on the Killruddery Estate with Ireland’s premier mycophagist, Bill O’Dea. Bill and his team will start with an introductory session. After they have briefed you, you will all go out on the hunt! Once you have gathered your mushrooms, you’ll return to base and take part in cooking your findings . Then, you get to sample your delights.

    We are also delighted to have award winning chef Pat McLarnon of Brooks Hotel helping with the identification and the cooking demonstration on the day. Pat is not only a great chef but also an avid mushroom enthusiast and forager. His use of mushrooms is broad and creative including preserving, infusions and powders.

    Includes lunch and coffee/tea and scones on arrival.

    9.30-10am Meet at venue. Tea, coffee and scones provided.

    10.00am Introduction to mushroom collecting – Bill O’Dea

    11.00am Pick and identify mushrooms

    1.30pm Lunch and cooking of some of the edible wild mushrooms

    After lunch Mushroom identification workshop. Typically we use a panel of experts and we would expect to identify 50 plus different types of mushrooms with the emphasis being on edibles.

    4.00pm approx Finish.

    Waterproof shoes are essential – dress weather appropriate!

     

     

     

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  • Autumn Wreath Making

    Sun 24 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Killruddery Member
    €95
    Adults
    €105
  • Autumn Wreath Making

    Sun 24 Oct 2021

    Botanical Workshop Series

    Killruddery Member
    €95
    Adults
    €105
    Time
    12.00 - 14.30
    Place
    TBC

    Welcome in Autumn with a Wreath Making Workshop with Prosecco & your own Wreath to take home.

    To mark the season we invite you to join us weave autumn’s colourful abundance into a beautiful natural style Harvest wreath.

    All materials are supplied, sourced from our extensive cut flower beds in the Walled Garden and from the woodlands and hedgerows of Killruddery to best represent this time of year and seasonality.

    The workshop is led by Killruddery’s in house florist Aiva Veinberga and hosted by Flower Lady Ardee . At the end of the workshop you will go home with a wreath made by your own hands ready to decorate your door or house.

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to enjoy creating using lots of beautiful seasonal material.

    Enjoy a glass of Prosecco and sweet treat on arrival – and your own floral masterpiece to take home

    **Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment!**

    (Adults only)

    FAQS

    • All materials & tools are supplied.
    • Dress to suit the days weather!
    • We will be adhering to Covid 19 guidelines and social distancing and tickets are fully refundable if we cancel due to further Covid related restrictions
    • Please allow yourself plenty of time to get here, park in our main Car Park and follow signs to Killruddery Grain Store.

     

    **Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment!**

    (Adults only)

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  • Become a member

    Find out more about becoming a Killruddery Member

    Nature

  • Become a member

    Find out more about becoming a Killruddery Member

    Nature

    Become a Killruddery Member: enjoy the very best of our annual event programme & unlimited access to our Gardens DURING OPEN SEASON.

    Discover the benefits of having an 800 acre estate as your own natural sanctuary: a place to walk, talk, imagine, forget & dream! Our Tea Room is reserved for our Garden Visitors and Members only – a place for relaxing with views across our 17th Century Formal Gardens to the Little Sugarloaf.

    Members can also avail of free and discounted events in our annual Programme which celebrates the magical outdoors at Killruddery. Each year we feature a series of garden and ecological talks, botanical workshops, family fun days and musical moments – and illuminating historical perspectives on our family line who first lived here in 1618!

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