Going Dutch in Co Clare

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Elisabeth and Gert Stam with Geum ‘Red Wings’

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

In the rolling hills of east Clare, nestled on a country lane a few miles from the village of Bodyke, is the home and nursery of Elisabeth and Gert Stam. Caherhurley Nursery will be familiar to anyone who regularly attends plant sales around the country, but not too many will have sought them out in their rural hideaway.

“We had the choice of three farms and we chose the most remote one,” Gert explained, when...

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