Des Doyle – Gravel Garden Heaven

January 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Online Zoom talk

Des Doyle is a Garden Designer who has been developing the gardens at Lavistown House, Kilkenny since 2010. In his talk ‘Gravel Garden Heaven’ he will focus on the recent re-design of the plantings in his garden to include tougher, longer performing plants which thrive in a gravel environment. Now he waters much less, never stakes plants and enjoys interesting and relatively weed free days!
This talk explores how he made the garden, the plantings he chose, the criteria he used to select plants plus the nuanced thinking behind combining great structural planting with year round interest. He will go through the highs, lows and the learnings and include the plants that deliver the views throughout the year.

Airfield Estate Gardens

Ballycommane Garden

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Bellefield House

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Garden

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Collon House

Coolaught Walled Garden

Coolwater Garden

Dower House

Festina Lente

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde Garden – ‘Coosheen Garden’

Hunting Brook Garden

Irish National Stud and Gardens – The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden

Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum and Gardens

June Blake’s Garden

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Kilgar Gardens

Killruddery House and Gardens

Killyreagh Garden

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kilravock Garden

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Oakfield Park Gardens

Old Deanery Garden

Patthana Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

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