Introducing Paradise Gardening Club at Ballywalter Park

Ballywalter Park is opening its Walled Garden to host monthly meetings of the Paradise Gardening Club. Starting on Saturday 19th January, the members only club will be dedicated top horticultural tips and inspiration. Each session will be hosted by Lady Dunleath, Ballywalter Park’s head gardener Anna Hudson and club secretary Lisa Camlin, all experts and enthusiasts in gardening.

The historic Walled Garden will play host to the club meetings, which will run between 10am and noon on the third Saturday every month. Sessions will take place in the newly refurbished Potting Sheds and we aim to get the best out of what Northern Irish gardening has to offer.

This is a traditional gardening club, but with a difference because of the unique venue. Walled Gardens were built to create a micro climate to help extend the seasons both early and late. The setting will allow the Paradise Gardening club members to explore the impact of a walled garden on produce and discuss the historical importance of gardens of this nature.

Lady Dunleath commented, “The Walled Garden is my personal paradise and I look forward to welcoming fellow green fingered enthusiasts to enjoy it with me. As a gardening team, we have worked hard in recent years to restore the Walled Garden to its former glory. We now produce food for ourselves, events run at Ballywalter Park and Belfast Michelin starred restaurant Ox.”

There will be refreshments and a talk on the gardening tasks for the month ahead. Seed and plant swaps are very much encouraged. We plan to get inspiring gardeners to visit, giving motivating talks on specialist topics. As with any proper club there will be an annual outing, this will be to a garden of note.

Visit https://ballywalterpark.com/paradise-gardening-club/. Annual membership costs £60, to be paid on arrival or in advance.

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