We've long been fans of The Garden House Caf?, Farmshop and Nursery in Malahide (just up the road from the castle). Now, visitors to Dundrum's Airfield Estate have their own green thumb oasis, complete with gorgeous caf?, just in time for the annual visit to Santa. (The kids have their treats, after all, so you should get something out of it too.)
If you're free on November 27, book in for Marie Staunton's festive container gardening workshop (or there's another in Malahide on November 21), where you'll learn the art of creating beautiful potted displays just in time for the rellies to arrive.
Workshops run from 10am-12.30pm and cost €10. Phone 01 531 2020 (Malahide) or 01 531 2010 (Airfield) or book online at thegardenhouse.ie.