The good ole Irish countryside... it's great to visit other gardens and earlier in this month I went to an open garden event in nearby Islandmagee. This is a beautiful rural garden that looks like it requires quite a bit of work based on the amount of land, but somehow the owners keep it maintained and they also run flower workshops using their own home grown cut flowers in a lovely onsite restored barn. Just a few photos from the day out...
|The sign at the entrance to the cut flower field.|
|Above: Some of the cut flowers grown in a polytunnel.|
|A view of part of the farm property, perhaps 1/3 of the land that is maintained.|
|A little fenced in area where perennials and annuals are mixed with shrubs. The wood is painted a lovely shade of blue.|
|These wood cold frames were full of plants and indicate that lots of plants are grown from seed and probably the owners do a fair bit of propagating as well.|
|A few flowers for sale, a sign written on slate.|
|They had painted a long wall bright pink which really looked well in the middle of a field in the countryside, with fruit trees planted alongside the fence.|
|I enjoyed my visit to Kilcoan Gardens. Great atmosphere, with lots of creative flair around the gardens. Of course the visit & tour ended with tray bakes and a cup of tea!|
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