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Frank Foley. Horticulturist. Legend. Part 1

*Yesterday I published [part 2] Franks conversation with me on roses.

A legend of the Irish horticultural scene and an accredited rose judge, more than that Frank Foley is a gentleman who took time out with me for a chat about gardening and his love for the hobby and profession.

From the beginning of his own interest in gardening to his first meeting of The Clontarf [Horticultural now] Garden Society all the way up to today. Personally, I love the bit were Frank talks about garden enthusiasts who never take summer holidays….. 😉

Many thanks to Clontarf Gardening Society for the introduction to Frank and to Frank for taking the time to chat with me. It was an honour Sir.

Roses And Frank Foley [part 2]


On Saturday February 12th I met with Frank Foley.

Although published first, this is part 2 of the interview. You can listen to part 1 of the interview Frank Foley. Horticulturist. Legend. Part 1

A legend of the Irish horticultural scene and an accredited rose judge, I spoke with Frank about everything to do with roses. From the setting up of the rose garden in St Annes Park in Raheny to the judging of roses and just what it takes to have a rose named after you. From the growing of roses to just about anything else you can think of.

Brilliant. Genius. And for this gardener, an absolute honour.

I really should have published tomorrows story today as tommows chat is more about Frank and his journey in gardening. But, it being Valentines day today I decided to publish part 2 of my chat first.

Many thanks to Clontarf Gardening Society for the introduction to Frank and to Frank for taking the time to chat with me. It was an absolute honour.