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Garden Group Tour: Rathbeggan Lakes – Sun 5th Feb 2012

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  • Date: Sunday 5th February 2012
  • Time: 11.30 am on location.
  • Details: Dave Robinson, Manager/ Owner of Rathbeggan Lakes will be our personal guide for this wonderful day out and the first official gig of 2012.
  • Numbers: limited to 18

Garden Group Tour To @RathbegganLakes Sun Feb 5th (mp3)

New To The Garden Group ?

There’s no membership. It’s very simply people who like the great outdoors with a side order of horticulture, should you ask the question. There’s no membership and I try to keep it as free as possible. This usually comes by people likle Dave donating me and you their time and venue.

What else have we done – see Catgeory Garden Group

What’s at Rathbeggan Lakes

Dave tells me – they have 85 allotments, a viewing tower, a new geometric garden, a two year old orchard and new mini woodland walk! And that’s without going near the lakes themselves. We also have a small coffee shop on site.

Please Note:

  • There will be no charge for the tour of the gardens – but – and only on this occasion you can make a donation to Temple Street childrens Hospital should you wish.
  • Children, kids, Grandads and families are more than welcome. Very much a case of the more the merrier so long as you say hello, goodbye and thank you.
  • I do this garden group for free. This is year 3. The best thing you can do to help is come along – the day you don’t is the day I scratch my head – also: Garden Group for 2012.

Garden Group-ees Note:

  • Booking: via comment – here only. Its a very easy numbers count.
  • Contact me: see below. not a problem ;)
  • Other: My suggestion is car pooling from Dublin City or Swords meeting point. Most of you know each other. If you are stuck and wanna go just leave a comment noting that – it will be easily solved. 
  • Dress Code: this is Ireland. See weather.
  • Duration: 1.75 hours or longer if you are enjoying yourself
  • Weather: the weather…. your guess is as good as mine.
  • Lunch: I had suggested bringing a picnic. That’s what I will be doing anyway. All things going good it’ll be a flask of coffee and some nice sambos!
  • Anything else: leave a comment below or gimme a call. 
  • Directions: Rathbeggan Lakes, Dunshaughlin, County Meath – on the old N3 now called the R147 and are easily found by taking Junction 6 on the M50 and then leaving the M3 at exit 5. See what you think. Dave Robinson
  •  – or – see Google Maps
  • More info: Rathbeggan Lakes Facebook or rathbegganlakes.com

Contact Me:

Ireland Garden Group

how green is…. joerg steegmueller

Introduced to me through my good friend Darragh Doyle, recently I had the privelige to meet with Joerg Steegmueller of The Dublin Event Guide. Apart from being one of the most interesting people I have ever met, Joerg is also one of  lifes genuine nice guys… plus he has a sense of humour 😉

Have a look and see what you think.

ps: normal horticulture resumes on monday 😆
ps: email Joerg dublineventguide [at] gmail [dot] com to subscribe

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national tree week

Blog posting #300 🙂  March 1st – 7th 2009 is National Tree Week. It’s a cool week. There’s loads of tree events on – literally all over the country. There is no excuse not to get involved. I have some posts on trees, trees, trees and trees here to get you in the groove. That said if you don’t want to plant a tree yourself – you can always sponsor a tree – and it will be planted for you.

The trees don’t have to be huge – they even don’t have to be expensive – but they are important and if we did plant one tree each [that’s over 4 million!!] can you imagine how beautiful the country would look. If where you live is ‘not as green as it should be’, if you want to give something a little not so expensive and don’t want to look like a cheap-skate or if you haven’t seen a bird in your garden since you moved in…. You could… and you really could, make a difference.

Go on plant a tree. And give it a hug after 😆 but of course!