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Dublin Gardens - Lambs Cross Garden

Patricia and Michael Maguire started this garden at Lambs Cross in 1989. Patricia is a fanatical gardener and has a real sense of form and colour when choosing and placing plants. Michael insists that there are as many red flowers as possible, that roses must be highly scented and there are lots of red berries.

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Dublin Gardens - Hunting Brook

A secluded botanical paradise – home to Jimi Blake, one of Ireland’s most renowned plants men. A dynamic and innovative garden set in 20 acres, creates a fusion of prairie, tropical, woodland valley gardens with an eclectic collection of plants, many from his plant hunting expeditions are both sensitively and imaginatively composed.

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Dublin Gardens - Carysfort Lodge

Carysfort Lodge, home of Siobhan and David Dillon is an old-fashioned Regency house in a terrace close to the centre of Blackrock – a bustling suburb of Dublin. The garden has been created over the past thirty-five years and is now, thanks to good structure and some beautiful trees, an oasis of peace and beauty in a busy urban setting – a veritable rus in urbe!

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HortiTrends Weekly Comment and News Digest - July 22nd

The very best of Irish horticulture including plants, products and services will be on display this coming Thursday the 25th of July. There will be many new products launched and also new plant varieties presented and trialed to plant retailers. With well over 100 exhibitors from Ireland, the UK and Europe there will be something for everyone. What type of trade-show visitor are you? Do you come away enthused with new ideas or are you one of those who say "Nothing Different This Year". Just like the exhibitors below who we are profiling, you get out what you put in. Plan your day and who your target exhibitors to talk to are. There is Business to be Done, Special Offers to Take Advantage off and Profitable Relationships to be Started or Strengthened. Check out what's on offer including:

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Glas Exhibitor Profile - Young Nurseries

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On display will be a fantastic selection of colourful perennials from our extensive range including Echinacea, Leucanthemum, Phlox, and Penstemons.

We are a wholesale nursery based in the scenic Ballyhoura region of Co Limerick. We are one of the premier suppliers in Ireland of a vast range of Irish grown Perennials and Alpines, Herbs and Grasses. 

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Dublin Gardens - June Blake’s Garden

June Blake is a passionate plantsperson who grows from seeds sourced from all over the world. She uses her own extensive garden to grow and trial these plants. Her home is a quaint listed Victorian Steward’s house located in the old cut granite farmyard of Tinode House. The gardens are surrounded by majestic old beech and chestnut trees and in this sheltered environment she grows a unique mix of bamboos, ornamental grasses and perennials. Many of these plants are for sale in her nursery.

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HortiTrends Weekly Comment and News Digest - July 15th

We are busy making our preparations for GLAS 2013 and if you want to get the most out of the show as an exhibitor then check out Top 10 Tips for Trade Show Success. If you are considering visiting the show then your time away from your business has a potential monetary loss or added value depending on what you can get out of it. Just like you we need to measure the return on everything we do that is not core to our business. We are experts in Online Marketing for the Horticulture sector but our lifeblood is when we get out on the road to meet existing customers and potential new ones. Last Friday (reason why newsletter is late) we visited 7 individual business's including a florist, nursery, irrigation supplier, garden centre, flower wholesaler, paving company and finally Blooming Baskets. (Article Coming Soon) Each meeting started and finished with a handshake and that is the core benefit of events like GLAS. You can develop existing relationships with your suppliers or create new one's if your current supplier is not up to scratch and alway's the opportunity to seal the deal with that all important handshake.

HortiTrends Special Advertising Offer for GLAS Exhibitors - Pre & Post GLAS 2013 Newsletter Editions

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HortiTrends Weekly Comment and News Digest - July 8th


No comment this week as just like you, when the sun shines business is blooming. Back with full editorial next week and all the latest news for the buildup to GLAS 2013.
In the meantime take a quick scan below for all the latest news and events for your sector. 

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Read more: HortiTrends Weekly Comment and News Digest - July 8th

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The Sodshow Visits the Balbriggan Allotments

The SodShow, Dublin's only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or after tea-time in podcast.

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Dublin Gardens - Corke Lodge

The house was built in the 1820′s to designs by William Farrell as an Italianate seaside villa. A Mediterranean grove was planted with a Cork tree as its centrepiece. In the remains of this romantic wilderness, the present owner, architect Alfred Cochrane, designed a garden punctuated by a collection of architectural follies salvaged from the demolition of Glendalough House, an 1830′s Tudor revival mansion, built for the Barton family by Daniel Robertson who designed Powerscourt Gardens.

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Dublin Gardens - Carmel Duignan’s Garden

Carmel Duignan, a gardening writer and former television producer, has created a beautiful garden in the mild, maritime climate of south-east County Dublin. A self-confessed plantaholic, she has amassed an extraordinary collection of plants – from old, familiar favourites to plants that are on the cutting edge of tenderness, rarity and current fashion.

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Glas Exhibitor Profile - GardenWorld Nurseries

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Gardenworld Nurseries is regarded as one of Irelands finest Wholesale Nurseries. We take pride in the comprehensive range of Nursery stock that we have on display at our cash and carry Production Nursery in Kilcoole Co Wicklow. -Nationwide delivery and next day delivery service within Dublin city centre - Growing with our customers, we now offer a complete package of all things green.

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Glas Exhibitor Profile - Rentes Plants

Roy Rentes on Glas 2013.
“Many thanks to everyone who visited us at our stand this year, always great to catch up with customers new and old. If you couldn't make it to the show, you are always welcome to visit us in Kildare. We are delighted to win Silver for Flower Carpet “Sunset” This is a stunning new plant that will become extremely popular for its health and colour.”

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Rentes Plants is one of the longest running and most successful nurseries in Ireland. Suppliers of high quality Shrubs, Climbers, Trees, Roses, Conifers and Specimens.  Largest range in Ireland – 700+ Varieties year round. Free Nationwide Delivery. 

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Dublin Gardens - Knockrose

Knockrose is situated 500 feet above sea level nestling on the shoulder of The Scalp, a geological feature formed by the melting waters of a glacier. Tom and Trish Farrell are the owners and custodians of this beautifully cultivated unique garden, which is backed by an old mixed forest. Attached to a traditional farmhouse and farm buildings, built on the site of a castle at the edge of The Pale between the border of Dublin and Wicklow, it has been evolving over the last seventy years.

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Cuidiu & Rush, Skerries, Malahide & Swords GIYers Squeeze in to the Garden - Trevor Sargent

There are pros and cons to a small garden when a visit by fellow gardeners takes place. The downside can be congestion, but on a wet evening, the comfort of a cup of tea and the shelter of the kitchen is on the doorstep. Eleonor Turner from Cuidiú, the Malahide based family support group initiated the visit to ‘Trevor’s Kitchen Garden’. Soon word got around and a few GIY groups heard about the appointment. In the end the group was quite cosmopolitan, but all Fingal based.

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HortiTrends Weekly Comment and News Digest - June 28th

With another successful Bloom just past, the B2B sector of Irish Horticulture will be focusing on New Product New Plant Awards at GLAS 2013. The re-invention of the Kildare Growers Show in partnership with Bord Bia has gone from strength to strength. We will be there ourselves announcing some exciting new products, sites and services.

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