Ireland Garden Tour 2019 Photos

In June 2019 I brought a group of 33 garden enthusiasts (including some non-gardening spouses) to the west of Ireland to visit beautiful castles, gardens and wildflower habitats. We had unusually dry weather – no rain for the entire 10 days! Here are a few photos from our adventures.

 

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The whole gang at Birr Castle, Offaly
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Tour with head gardener at Vandeleur Gardens, Clare
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Linda, Dianne and Monika enjoying the view at Loop Head, Clare
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Bruce and Sally found a lovely garden at one of our stops
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My name on the front of the bus!
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Walking in the Burren – hazel hiking sticks provided by guide Tony Kirby
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An impromptu stop at a suburban wildflower meadow with rare Burren wildflowers

 

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Bruce and Lee admiring the sweet peas at Irish Seedsavers
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Touring the seed gardens at Irish Seedsavers
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Special tour with the head gardener of Birr Castle
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We found the Green Man at Birr Castle!
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Brigit’s Cross workshop at Brigit’s Garden
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A tour of Brigit’s Garden with the founder
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At the Spanish Arch in Galway City
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Riverside garden in Galway
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Afternoon pints in Galway’s pedestrian area
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Evening pints and trad (Irish traditional music) in a Galway pub
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Cliffside walk to Dun Ducathair (the Black Fort)

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