This year the Munster IGPS are shaking things up a little by moving their plant sale to Blarney in Bloom. This will great opportunity for the IGPS to raise funds, gain visibility amongst local gardeners, to recruit new members, and to support the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. An added bonus is this also gives us more time to propagate plants.
Now in its fourth year, Blarney in Bloom features specialist plant nurseries, garden talks, traditional arts and crafts, birds of prey, farmers market, children’s entertainment and much more.
Entry to the fair also includes access to Blarney Castle’s extensive grounds and gardens including the Fern Garden, Poison Garden, Irish Garden, Bog Garden, Arboretums and Pinetum, the new Kennedy Primrose bed, large drifts of new Rhodos and Azaleas, Hosta garden, new bamboos and rare conifers, a new Jungle border, a new waterfall in the fern garden, a new collection of Japanese maple varieties, and the latest addition.. an amazing neolithic standing stone circle. Other attractions include Rock Close with its wishing steps and witches stone, woodland and riverside walks, Stable Yard Cafe and children’s play areas. Entry is free for children under 12, creating one great day out for all the family!
We’re asking members to please support us in this new venture by bringing rare or unusual, established, clearly labelled plants, spreading the word amongst your gardening friends, and of course buying lots of goodies from us on the day.
Entry price to be confirmed. For more information about Blarney in Bloom, visit: www.facebook.com/BlarneyInBloom