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Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara, Co. Galway, H91 X8Y8, Galway, Ireland Tel.: +353 (0)95 46100, Email:

Commencing Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th October 2021

With Klaus Laitenberger, Organic Gardening Expert and Author and
Anja Gohlke, Head Gardener at Kylemore Abbey's Victorian Walled Garden

Over the course of this break you will learn about the gardening tasks that may be undertaken at this stage of the year in preparation for a productive spring, summer ahead.

What will be covered:

Sunday evening:an Introduction (Library) with Anja and Klaus

Monday morning- workshop with Klaus Topic: Powerpoint presentation:  Grow your own organic food – Tips for preventing weeds, pests and diseases; How to make your soil fertile; Composting; Choice of crops

Monday afternoon – Workshop with Klaus and Anja. Topic: Propagation methods – seeds, cuttings, division etc

Monday early evening –Talk/workshop Anja. Topic: Introduction to Garden Design

Tuesday morning
Practical demonstrations: Gardening jobs in October
- Covering beds with seaweed or black plastic
- Growing a winter green manures eg field beans
- Planting an autumn crop (garlic, broad beans)
- Growing winter crops in a polytunnel, choice of tunnel or greenhouse
- Forage walk in the Garden and identify delicious edible weeds.

Package Rate: 2 B&B, 1 D and includes all classes and practicals €255.00 pp

Limited availability remaining, please call us or email us with your enquiry:

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