Increased lawlessness among teens needs compassion, not admonishment
Increased lawlessness among teens needs compassion, not admonishment

Amanda Cassidy

Making small talk and all the other things I had forgotten on my post-lockdown Penneys trip
Making small talk and all the other things I had forgotten on my post-lockdown Penneys...

Sarah Finnan

The Chiron Return: The mid-life “crisis” is actually based on astrology
The Chiron Return: The mid-life “crisis” is actually based on astrology

Niamh Ennis

Lynn Enright: ‘A house is no longer just a place where someone lives: it’s a fantasy and a wild hope for many’
Lynn Enright: ‘A house is no longer just a place where someone lives: it’s a...

Lynn Enright

‘I suffered in silence’: Lorraine Keane opens up about experiencing perimenopause in her late thirties
‘I suffered in silence’: Lorraine Keane opens up about experiencing perimenopause in her late thirties

Shayna Sappington

Words to live by: Life advice from every age, eight to 80
Words to live by: Life advice from every age, eight to 80

Sophie White

Everything to know about face yoga and how to do it right
Everything to know about face yoga and how to do it right

Shayna Sappington

Image / Editorial

Wander the grounds of Ballyfin, starting a cut flower bed & faerie folklore


by Megan Burns
14th Apr 2018
blank

“There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may then be in season.” – Francis Bacon


As we finally shake off the never-ending winter, we’re yearning to get back outside. Whether you’re most excited for spring blooms, the bumbling flight of bees in summer, autumn’s generous edible offerings or frosty wintertime walks, we’ve packed a year full of outdoor joy into our annual Garden Heaven magazine.

 

Ballyfin Garden Tour

We speak to the head gardener who helps make the walled gardens of this luxurious Laois destination worth a visit in themselves. From roses and beautiful borders to a kitchen garden that supplies the restaurant with fresh produce, there’s a delight around every corner.

Garden Heaven
Photo: James Fennell

 

Organic Flower Farming

Fionnuala Fallon shows us how you can have garden-fresh cut flowers year-round by growing in tune with the seasons. While many florist’s bouquets depend on chemicals and long-distance transport from foreign countries, prioritising what can be grown here and when means you’ll have a changing display throughout the year.

Garden Heaven
Photo: Richard Johnston

 

Wicklow Garden Tour

Designed by Oliver Schurmann of Mount Venus Nursery, this mountainside garden blurs the boundaries of garden and countryside to fit into the spectacular surrounding views. Ornamental grasses, meadow-style perennials and carefully chosen shrubs all ensure it feels true to the spirit of the area.

Garden Heaven
Photo: Richard Johnston

 

Tinnock Candles

Discover the meditative process of making soy candles by hand in Kirsten Ivors’ kitchen, surrounded by beautiful south Tipperary farmland. She uses local, natural ingredients to create dreamy fragrances.

Garden Heaven
Photo: Kristen Ivors

 

Forest Folklore

Our native woodlands have inspired a rich history of Irish folklore. Whispers of faeries, warnings of eternal sleep and plants that hold the powers of enchantment all hang in the air as you step through the trees.

Garden Heaven
Photo: Cliondha Prendergast

 

Featured image: Fionnuala Fallon 


The 2018 issue of Garden Heaven is on shelves now, or available for purchase here.

Garden Heaven

Also Read

blank
EDITORIAL
Nutritionist Daniel Davey’s harissa squash with giant couscous

This is a perfect lunch recipe, and the harissa does...

By Meg Walker

blank
EDITORIAL
What to eat this weekend: Fish n’ courgette chips with homemade tartar sauce

This healthy fish and courgette chips recipe from Jane Kennedy...

By Meg Walker

Rosanna Davidson and her twin boys
premium REAL-LIFE STORIES, PARENTHOOD
Rosanna Davidson: ‘I had sort of accepted that I was a girl who couldn’t have a baby herself’

For Mother's Day Lia Hynes sits down with Rosanna Davidson, whose exceptional journey into motherhood has given many hope.

By Lia Hynes

Women with MS who take medication, especially immunosuppressants, cannot become pregnant unless they come off medication.
premium HEALTH & WELLNESS, REAL-LIFE STORIES
I had to weigh up the possibility of losing my mind against losing my future children

Holograms of the children she may never have dance across Dearbhla Crosses' mind as an MS diagnosis and Covid-19 are unwelcome reminders of her biological clock ticking.

By Dearbhla Crosse

BRITs
EDITORIAL
Best BRITs – The standout moments everyone is talking about from last night’s BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards took place over in London last night,...

By Sarah Finnan

Keith-_-Tara_130_Web Shantanu Starick painting kitchen cabinets
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost,...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
EDITORIAL
Vaccine envy: ‘Why a year of Covid has brought out the begrudgers’

By Amanda Cassidy