Bee Wise Nature Trail May 2024

Bee Wise Nature Trail Where Education, Nature and Fun happens. Bee Wise Nature Trail is a guided, hands on experience in nature suitable for all ages and abilities. This unique garden is beautifully “wild” with a hard core pathway that meanders from area to area, lined by hedges creating intimate spaces as [...]

By |2024-05-14T17:11:42+01:00May 14th, 2024|Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Huntington Castle and Gardens

Huntington Castle & Garden 17th Century Wilderness Woodland Garden Huntington Castle is the ancient seat of the Esmonde family. The Esmonde's moved over to Ireland in 1192 and were involved in other castles such as Duncannon Fort and Johnstown Castle in County Wexford, before building Huntington and settling down in Clonegal. The family [...]

By |2021-06-14T20:06:07+01:00June 14th, 2021|Activity, Gardens, Historical, Nature|0 Comments

Coolaught Garden and Garden Center

Mount Usher Gardens Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland. This garden, covering 22 acres (8.9 hectares) is described as a “Robinsonian Style” Wild Garden. A unique space filled with magnificent, towering tree specimens and thick shrubbery with meandering solid pathways through which you may explore the woodland, water garden and sit and relax to [...]

By |2024-02-02T12:33:28+00:00June 10th, 2021|Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Woodville House and Garden

Woodville House and Garden Woodville House and Garden is located on the outskirts of the town of New Ross, County Wexford on a working farm owned by Gerald and Helen Roche. The Victorian house was built in 1810 and originally owned by Gerald’s Great Great Grandfather, a grain merchant from Enniscorthy who bought the [...]

By |2021-05-29T16:00:49+01:00May 20th, 2021|Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

National Botanic Garden – Kilmacurragh, Ireland

National Botanic Garden Kilmacurragh I visited this garden at Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow in Ireland for the first time in April 2021. There is evidence that the garden was part of a Monastic community going back to the 13th century as a church is believed to have occupied a site to [...]

By |2021-05-05T16:07:07+01:00April 24th, 2021|Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck.

The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck. When we see a sunflower, because of its size of the flower and height of the plant, it does catch your attention. This imposing plant, with its large sun like bloom balancing on its tall slender stalk, normally 7 to 8 feet [...]

By |2017-09-13T15:47:48+01:00September 13th, 2017|Food, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Coolaught Garden and Garden Center

Coolaught Garden and Garden Center   I have visited Coolaught Garden on several occasions at different times of the year. My first reaction is always “so peaceful”. You are drawn into this garden of lush foliage and well positioned flowering plants, a garden adventure, strolling along manicured grass pathways that [...]

By |2021-06-05T17:36:15+01:00July 31st, 2017|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Mercury, fine lace and natural caves: Slovenia EDEN

Idrija, one of the oldest mining towns in Slovenia. The Mercury Mines, 500 years old legacy of hardship and almost certain early death for the miners while in contrast, the delicate Idrija Lace, a centauries old bobbin lacemaking craft that provided social, creative and economic development for the people of this mining town. Slovenia [...]

By |2017-07-16T14:30:37+01:00July 16th, 2017|Art and Craft, Culture, Nature, Scenery, Travel|0 Comments

Slovenia North West: an Alpine Eden

On my recent visit to Slovenia, my first introduction to this stunningly beautiful landscape was the drive from Ljubljana Airport along the valley between the Italian / Slovenian Alps to the west and the Triglav National Park to the east, finally crossing a twisting over mountain pass to town of Bovec. These jagged mountain [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:57:50+01:00July 3rd, 2017|Activity, Culture, Historical, Nature, Travel|0 Comments
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