As announced in the News Bulletin of September 3rd, the RHSI has been invited to partner with the British Embassy in Ireland next week to raise awareness of the ever increasing importance of biodiversity and the problems of climate change. This move has been prompted by the fact that the UK is hosting the climate change conference, COP26 in November 2021.
Next week, Chelsea Flower Show will showcase a COP26 garden, demonstrating how gardeners everywhere can responsibly help protect vital biodiversity and the planet.
In partnership with the British Embassy we will stream 5 short videos on social media each day next week. These will feature highly respected Irish gardeners profiling different ways in which we can all play our part however small to help our global ecosystem.
Monday September 20th- Introductions by the British Ambassador to Ireland, Paul Johnston and by our RHSI Patron, Diarmuid Gavin.
Subsequent videos during the week will feature:
Seamus O’Brien, Head Gardener, National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh.
Wildflowers meadows in public and private spaces.
Mary Keenan, Editor of the Irish Garden magazine and owner of Gash Gardens and Nursery, Co Laois.
Value and importance of trees in gardens and residential areas.
Colm O’Driscoll, Head Gardener, Airfield Estate, Dundrum.
Vital importance of soil health.
Fionnuala Fallon, Flower Farmer and Irish Times Gardening Correspondent.
Growing your own pollinator-friendly flowers.
View the videos on our website, Facebook and Twitter.