Garden design enrichment – get it now!

A timely reminder, if you don’t mind, that the seminal Irish garden design event of 2013 (Bloom in the Park excepted) is taking place this weekend in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

If you live in Ireland or indeed the UK and you are interested in what’s new in garden design then I would urge you to attend the Garden and Landscape Design Association’s seminar Simply Gardens…Design Inspiration for your Soul’.

This is the seventeenth successive annual design gathering held by the GLDA, which is no mean feat in these straightened times.

James Alexander-Sinclair

James Alexander-Sinclair

The seminar includes four top-rate speakers including the flamboyant and eloquent James Alexander Sinclair (Chelsea show garden winner, designer and highly regarded garden journalist and blogger) – an excellent and lively speaker.

Ulf Nordfell

Ulf Nordfell

Immerse yourself in the beautiful work of top rated Swedish landscape architect and twice gold medal winner at Chelsea Ulf Nordfjell.

Home grown talent completing the line-up includes: multiple gold medal winner at Bloom Jane McCorkell and enthusiastic horticulturalist Ciaran Burke.

Ciaran Burke

Ciaran Burke

This years’ seminar sees the return of a host of garden exhibitors to the event.  Browse the fabulous selection of garden books from Packard publishing and purchase at special rates during the seminar.  There will also be all sorts of exhibitors in attendance from plant suppliers to paving experts, irrigation, garden ornaments and everything in between.

I would have to say that this is an event for garden designers at all levels: the professional designers will be there but also amateur gardeners too.  The speakers are always good, the atmosphere is convivial and I always come away feeling inspired.  Mingle with Irish gardening celebrities over tea or lunch, why not?

Jane McCorkell

Jane McCorkell

Yes, I am on the GLDA Council and have had a hand in organising this event so I am not ashamed to give it a bit of a push.  Huge volunteer hours have gone in to it by all involved.  I think it is excellent value for what is on offer and I hope after you read this that you will be inspired to attend this jolly and educational event. So, see you Saturday!

Book your seat by contacting Annette at the GLDA: PO Box 10954, Dublin 18, Ireland. Tel: 01 294 0092, Email: info@glda.ie.

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