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RHSI and Cop26

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.

Airfield Estate Gardens

Ballintubbert Gardens and House

Ballycommane Garden

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

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 Gardens

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

Seanabea Cottage

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden

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