This book features the very best of Irish gardens to visit and enjoy, from the magnificent and celebrated to the really secret gardens - the off-the-track gardens that open for a few days a year. Author Shirley Lanigan takes you on a countrywide tour of over 300 gardens. She chats with the gardeners, many of them award-winning, who willingly share the secrets of their success and give ideas for colour combination, low maintenance plants and unusual and exciting planting schemes. "O'Brien Guide to Irish Gardens" also tells you everything you need to know about plant sales, garden clubs, horticultural courses and specialist nurseries and suppliers.
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Shirley Lanigan is a keen gardener. She previously worked as a journalist and a curator. She is married, has two children and lives and works in Kilkenny city.Review:
'Whether you are an avid garden visitor, looking for new places to visit, or an enthusiastic gardener in search of ideas and inspiration this is the book for you.' -- Irish Homes Magazine 'Amazingly comprehensive ... The book has enough detail on plants and planting, as well as on garden history, to satisfy the most ardent enthusiast. It is well structured, province by province, covering the whole of Ireland, with plenty of additional useful information on such topics as garden centres and county markets ... This is probably the most comprehensive guide to Irish gardens, North and South, published to date.' -- Books Ireland Books Ireland 'This guide is written by a dedicated gardener so you get wonderful value for your money and good lists of garden centres, nurseries, specialised suppliers, country markets, garden designers and horticultural societies.' -- Ireland of the Welcomes
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Book Description O'Brien Press Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110862786320