We welcome visitors to the gardens where Hazel is happy to guide you and your group around the gardens and share her love of gardening with you. Tea & Scones can be provided by arrangement.
We also offer an advice service providing practical advice on topics such as making your garden less labour-intensive, planting schemes and garden designs.
Workshops are run at Gortnalee on plant propagation, division and pruning and making compost.
The Living Willow structures in the garden are the subject of courses run in February when the willow is ripe for harvesting.
The gardens are open to visitors by appointment - just use the contact details below to arrange your visit. Each season has its own charm - the woodland areas start off the Spring season and the main gardens burst into colour in Summer. In Autumn the woodlands once more take centre stage before the garden goes asleep for Winter. Visiting can be arranged any time from April to October - just contact us!
If you would like Tea and Scones this can be arranged too! Do come and visit!
Admission is €5.00 or €8.00 if you go for the Tea and Scones!
Living Willow Classes
Living Willow can add an unusual feature to the garden. Because Willow is so easy to root it is the perfect medium for these creative additions to the garden. Willow is harvested for this in January and February so workshops in this art form are held during these two months. The fee for participants is €25 per person.
A limited amount of willow is available each year for off-site projects. Contact by phone or email to book a place.
Whether you want to learn how to prune your roses, divide your daisies or pot on your seedlings, we run workshops to give you practical help and hands-on experience to increase your skills! Participants always go away with a small memento of Gortnalee. Workshop fees are €25 per person and limited to 4 participants.
Is your garden getting you down?
If you are living in the general area of Gortnalee, why not get Hazel to visit your garden and recommend ways to give it a new lease of life? Or to make it easier to maintain? Seeing your garden through another person's eyes is often just what you need to take a new approach and discover a new enthusiasm for your garden! Fees negotiable depending on the distance from Gortnalee.Call or email to make your appointment!