April 2017 Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter
Gardens are open!
The gardens are officially open from 1st April and our spring garden is looking particularly lovely this year.
Another date for your diary is the April 9th.  As I am sure you already know we hold a number of ‘Special Sunday Open Days‘ every year and we kick off our season this year on April 9th.   During these open days  we host a number of free events over the course of the day.
On the 9th there will be the following events:
2pm : The popular ‘walk and talk’ class with Jimi on his 25 best plants for the month of April with a focus on spring/woodland/shade loving plants

3.30pm: Professional photographer Bernard van Giessen will give an hour long tuition on garden photography. If you ever visited the Hunting Brook website, you will have come across some of his images.
During the mini-workshop Bernard will explain how some of these images were created. The secret of good garden photography is: get up early, know your vantage points and be ready to shoot. Garden Photography is all about patience, light and an acute understanding of composition.

Our tea room will be serving delicious home baked goodies, do feel free to bring a picnic and the garden is open from 11 until 5.30.

No extra charge for events and no need to book a place – just turn up.
Adults €6, Kids Free

Special Open Days dates for 2017 are:
April 9th
May 14th
June 11th
July 9th
Aug 20th
Sept 10th
Happy Gardening
Jimi 

Watch this!

Take a morning stroll with Jimi….
Spring Garden with Jimi….
A view of Hunting Brook gardens…..

Hunting Brook in the Media

Recent Media Features

Spring celebration at Hunting Brook

Narcissus 'Sinopel'
Stachyurus chinensis
Rhododendron

Great Gardens of Yorkshire Tour with Jimi

Join us on 27th to the 30th July 2017 when we will travel to Yorkshire to visit a superb collection of contemporary gardens including Scampston Hall, one of Piet Oudolf’s most famous gardens and designer Tom Stuart Smith’s Masterpiece, Mount St John. We will also spend a morning with Dr John Grimshaw, Director of Yorkshire Arboretum and you will of course have time to purchase great
Dublin Group
Alpine Garden Society Show 2017
Saturday, 8th April, 1.30 – 4.00 pm., Cabinteely Community School, Johnstown Rd, Cabinteely, Dublin 18.
  • Exhibition Plants – A unique opportunity to see exotic plants from mountains and meadows around the world.
  • Society Plant Stall – many unusual alpines and other plants for sale.
  • Trade Plant Stalls – a wide range of choice rock garden and herbaceous plants for sale.
  • Practical Demonstration.
  • Photographic display.
  • Afternoon Teas.
  • Raffle.
  • Admission €3 (members and children free).
The trade plant stalls this year will be from the following organisations:
Hunting Brook Gardens
Lamb Hill, Blessington, Co Wicklow
Jimi – 087  285 6601
Hunting Brook Gardens, Hunting Brook, Lamb Hill, Blessington, Co. Wicklow Ireland

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