Dig deep for drama

Ali Rochford Treat your garden like your own personal theatre – where the plants are the stars, and you’re the director – and you’ll be entertained all year round

12th April, 2015
The stage is set at the Dillon Garden in Dublin

Being a gardener is a bit like being a theatre director. But one does not only have to direct. One must also take on the roles of set designer, casting agent and stage hand, as well as wardrobe and stage manager.

The stars of the show are, of course, the plants. The casting director has the challenging, but undeniably enjoyable task of selecting plants that fit the bill. There may be some well-known plants that...

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