the Dillon Garden

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April 26, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
the Dillon Garden
45 Sanford Terrace
Dublin 6

Visit Helen Dillon’s beautiful garden with the IGPS.

Helen Dillon’s garden, especially her unique planters featured in the recent talk by Hester Ford in the National Botanic Garden Glasnevin.

There can be few Irish gardeners who are not aware of the Dillon Garden and we are delighted to be able to pay another visit this month.  It is one of those gardens that never fails to satisfy no matter how many times you visit.  In case you have fallen from another planet and have somehow missed out on the Dillon Experience, this little summary from House & Garden magazine will give a flavour of what to expect:

Helen Dillon is the undisputed queen of Irish gardening. Her acre of town garden in the elegant Ranelagh district of Dublin has become the most photographed garden in Ireland – seen both in magazines and in the many books she has written – and she is known for her relaxed, sometimes unorthodox style of gardening and her spirited views. Helen is the kind of person who absolutely hates being categorised – she won’t be pinned down to a particular style or approach, and confesses that her tastes are constantly changing. In her view, gardening should be an entirely intuitive process. ‘Creative things happen when you’re not thinking about something; you’re just playing,’ she says. ‘The best gardening happens when you’ve done all the things you intended to do, and you’re just walking about letting your mind run free’ HOUSE & GARDEN, by Clare Foster, June 201

PLEASE NOTE – The Dillon Garden is at 45 SANDFORD Terrace, just off Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, and NOT in SANDYFORD, which is an area much further to the South of Dublin.  Directions and map can be found on the website:

Helen is also on Facebook: where you can find out about her Saturday morning gardening classes.

Booking is essential Call 018480625