Autumn Gardening Series at Avoca

Aug 22, 2022

At Avoca we have an affinity with all things gardening and nature, and count ourselves very lucky to have some of our locations nestled in beautiful settings, from Mount Usher Gardens to the stunning grounds of Malahide Castle, and from Powerscourt Gardens to Kilmacanoge to name just a few.  

We’re delighted to announce we will be running an Autumn gardening series across three of our locations. Perfect for garden enthusiasts or green-fingered novices who want to learn a little more about all things gardening, each class in the series will be held by one of our very own gardening experts! Taking place at Avoca Dunboyne, Avoca Kilmacanoge and Avoca Mount Usher, the Autumn Gardening Series will take the below shape.  

Guided Tour of Mount Usher Gardens | Tuesday 20th September 11am - 12pm
Join us at Mount Usher Gardens for wonderful guided tours with Mount Usher’s Head Gardener, Sean Heffernan

The perfect outing for any nature lovers, Mount Usher Gardens is a haven of beauty and tranquility spanning over 22 acres with over 5,000 different species of plants to see and enjoy. Named by Monty Don as one of his favourite gardens in the world, Mount Usher is an organic garden which boasts many scenic walks, stunning views and has the River Vartry running through it. An award-winning example of Robinsonian Gardens, we count ourselves very lucky to have one of our Avoca locations nestled in this stunning setting. Attendees will enjoy an hour-long guided tour of the gardens with our Head Gardener, who knows these 22 acres better than anyone, and possesses a wealth of knowledge about the gardens, their history, and all the species of flowers, plants and trees that grow there. Tickets are €12.50 and include a 60 minute guided tour of the gardens.

Tickets can be purchased here or in any Avoca store.

Autumn Gardening Tips with Avoca Head Gardener, Des Carton  
The Garden Rooms at Avoca Kilmacanoge | Monday 26th September 10am – 11.30am  

Join us at Avoca Kilmacanoge where our Head Gardener Des Carton will be taking a class in all things Autumn gardening. Avoca's Head Gardener for the past 27 years, Des began his career after studying in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, and then moved on to the RHS in Wisley. A wealth of knowledge and experience on all things growing and gardening, Des will be providing his expertise on Autumn gardening, from what to plant at this time of year to how to prevent garden pests. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with Des where attendees are welcome to ask the expert himself any gardening questions!   Tickets are €12.50 and include the class as well as tea or coffee and delicious mini scones on arrival.

Tickets can be purchased here or in any Avoca store.

Practical House Plant Tips with Avoca Gardening Experts
The Garden Rooms at Avoca Dunboyne | Monday 26th September 10am-11.30am  

The houseplants trend is here to stay, and at our Dunboyne Garden Rooms we have a huge selection of indoor plants to choose from. This class will teach you everything you need to know about choosing the right houseplant for your space, house plant maintenance, watering, feeding, repotting and more. Afterwards, attendees will also have a guided tour of our Dunboyne Grow Garden, where our skilled Kitchen Gardener Dermot Carey grows many of the herbs, leaves and vegetables that we use in our café menu. Tickets are €12.50 and include the class as well as tea or coffee and delicious mini scones on arrival.

Tickets can be purchased here or in any Avoca store.

If you want to go ahead and give your garden an Autumn update, we have a fantastic range of garden products available in our Garden Rooms at Avoca Kilmac and Avoca Dunboyne. There is also a wonderful, curated of garden tools and accessories to browse online. Happy gardening!

Special offer for Mount Usher Gardens members. Enjoy 10% off any garden series event (promo code required, all members will receive an email with unique code). Become a member at Mount Usher Gardens with our Annual Season Ticket - Find out more!