Ireland Garden Tour with Suzanne Betts of Hellebore Tours
Join us next August for a special tour of Ireland's Gardens, North and South. We'll be taking in private and public gardens throughout Northern Ireland and exploring great estates such as Birr Castle Estate and some of our favorite places, like Jimi & June Blake's gardens outside of Dublin. This is a learning tour, where you will be immersed in talks, walks, and discussions with the locals to learn more about sustainable gardening in your own garden. We'll have hands-on with Jimi & June Blake and visit one of the most private gardens in Dublin, Danesmoate, owned by rockin bassist of U2, Adam Clayton. We can't wait to share Ireland with you again!
Stay tuned for updates on guest speakers, upcoming events, and details about the gardens we'll be exploring.
Gardens in Ireland consist of some very formal gardens such as in the video of Hillsborough Castle in County Down, Northern Ireland to Wild Gardens that so many in Ireland fashioned themselves after in Robinson's book The Wild Garden written in 1870 and republished in an expanded version in 2009 by Rick Darke. On tour, we try and explore all sorts of gardens that span Ireland in private back gardens to the great estates such as Mount Stewart, Kilruddery, Crom Castle Estate, Killyreagh, and Benvarden Gardens, and making sure you see the real back roads of Ireland, exploring as much as we can and allowing you time to see the different gardens at their best.
This is a 10 Day tour of gardens and historic houses. We will visit off-the-beaten-path properties, chat with the owners of the houses and gardens and spend our evenings in these historic places so steeped in Irish history affording one time to really enjoy the real Ireland and her people. The tour is limited to 18 persons.
Check in frequently for updates on our speakers' bios and more videos showcasing the places we'll visit and stay.
Payment Link to join the tour - Hellebore Tour Deposit
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