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Into the wild

Into the wild

Some see wildflowers as unwanted, but memoirist Zoë Devlin finds beauty in these unexpected visitors and encourages us to garden with nature, not against it

Going the extra Mile

Going the extra Mile

Douglas Hoerr had his lightbulb moment in an English country garden. Now he’s sprucing up Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Growing with the gardens of Glin

Growing with the gardens of Glin

Catherine Fitzgerald’s talents as a garden designer are showcased to the fullest in the delightful grounds of her family’s ancestral home, Glin Castle in Co Limerick

Bulbs to put a spring in your step

Bulbs to put a spring in your step

With plenty of thrifty deals being offered on bulbs, now is the perfect time of year to experiment with them in your garden

Zen and the art of bonsai

Zen and the art of bonsai

The Japanese practice of cultivating bonsai combines artistry with good old-fashioned gardening. Its slow nature requires growers like Paul Homan to tune into nature so it’s a great way to de-stress, he says

The apples of farmer Con’s eye

The apples of farmer Con’s eye

As the owner of The Apple Farm near Cahir, Co Tipperary, Cornelius Traas is privy to an abundance of variety, so it’s not surprising that he finds it hard to pick a favourite fruit of his labours

Fuelling a passion for planting

Fuelling a passion for planting

Paul Brady’s day job is running a Maxol service station, but in his spare time he’s created a beguiling and leafy haven at his suburban Dublin home

Autumn superstars steal the last of the limelight

Autumn superstars steal the last of the limelight

There is still time for a blaze of glory in your garden before winter closes in

Dahlia moments over  the Áras ha-ha

Dahlia moments over the Áras ha-ha

Ali Rochford finds out the storied history of the President’s gardens by taking a tour, which is open to all, of the sprawling 130-acre site

A constantly growing interest in gardens

A constantly growing interest in gardens

Pick a plant that rocks

Pick a plant that rocks

For gardeners who are festival fit, here are just some of the events being staged around the country this summer

Welcome to the playground

Welcome to the playground

Water pools, dream sequences and exotic backdrops are just some of the enchanting features that visitors to Bloom can expect to see in its 22 show gardens

Artificial lawns: the plastic, labour-saving alternative

Artificial lawns: the plastic, labour-saving alternative

It’s a lawn – but not as we know it

Glenveagh’s gardens work their magic

Glenveagh’s gardens work their magic

The wild landscape of the Donegal highlands is hard to beat

Kildare's Orchard lifestyle and garden centre has come full circle

Kildare's Orchard lifestyle and garden centre has come full circle

In 1987, Gerry Dooley started his garden centre by growing fruit, veg, shrubs and climbers. Today it houses its own pet store, showrooms and more