Garden of remembrance

The Garden at Ballintubbert is a spectacularly vivid delight, yet is just one attraction of the 14-acre Georgian estate, writes Fiona Kelly.

21st July, 2012
Garden of remembrance
Light and water are at the heart of the Ballintubbert Garden's magic.

To anyone else, it's just a big mound of nettle and dock leaves, but to Andrew Farrelly, head gardener at The Garden, Ballintubbert, it's breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The heap of soil on which the plants sit is rich in nutrients, he says, and they are sucking up those nutrients into their stalks and leaves. In time, he'll harvest and compost these garden invaders and use the compost to fertilise the exquisite arts and crafts...

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