Ali Rochford

Ali Rochford

Something Wild

Something Wild

They’re beautiful and fashionable, yes – but they also maintain the balance of the ecosystem, are central to sustainable farming, and help slow climate change. We can all go wild for wildflowers

Blooming marvellous

Blooming marvellous

This year’s Bloom Festival is, as ever, a feast for the senses, with dozens of classy gardens competing for everyone’s attention

All hail the darling buds of May

All hail the darling buds of May

At last winter has released its grip, and gardens around the country are bursting into glorious life. Here are some gorgeous flowering plants leading the charge

Going Dutch in Co Clare

Going Dutch in Co Clare

Some years ago, Gert and Elisabeth Stam made the big move from the Netherlands to Ireland, where they opened a sprawling nursery of plants – and they’ve never looked back since

Judging a house by its garden

Judging a house by its garden

Time and money spent on outdoor areas can drastically improve the appeal of your home

Dare to re-wild

Dare to re-wild

Drastic declines in pollinator populations are raising alarm bells across the globe. But Ireland’s 1.3 million gardeners could help to reverse these trends by making a few simple changes

Drop-dead gorgeous

Drop-dead gorgeous

Angela Jupe’s collection of snowdrops in the gardens of her Georgian home in Co Offaly is a sight for sore eyes

From mundanity to magnificence

From mundanity to magnificence

A Wexford-based Dutchwoman is encouraging people to make their own Christmas decorations by opening their eyes to the hidden beauty that surrounds them

November spawned a garden

November spawned a garden

This month is traditionally an opportune time to plant, so here are a few handy do’s and don’ts to keep in mind

Putting gardens on the app map

Putting gardens on the app map

A brand-new app for garden-visiting aficionados collects and reveals some of Ireland’s hidden botanic treasure troves

Autumn’s gregarious grandstanders

Autumn’s gregarious grandstanders

Ornamental grasses have huge potential, especially in larger gardens – even if autumn isn’t the most opportune time to plant them

Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

Finlay Colley describes his obsession with rare plant collecting as a kind of madness. But it is one from which all gardeners can benefit

Staying green in a drought

Staying green in a drought

Our glorious hot summer is wreaking havoc on gardens, and turning lawns into hay. So here are some tips to help your plants survive the summer heat

Plants that can beat the heat

Plants that can beat the heat

Eryngium Eryngium, or sea holly, is adapted to dry conditions. The thistle-like flowers come in s...

Join the cutting crew

Join the cutting crew

Consider planting a cutting garden if you want beautiful chemical-free blooms to decorate the house or table