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In association with Gardenworld Nurseries At Growtrade, we’re kicking off a brand-new interview series titled ‘Small Talk’, where we talk to various influential members of Ireland’s horticulture trade. Our first conversation is with Ingrid Smyth, the chairperson of the Garden & Landscape Designers Association (GLDA). How did you get your start in horticulture? I started [&hellip The post Small Talk with Ingrid Smyth, chairperson, GLDA appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
A €10 million Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector has been launched. The competitive scheme aims to facilitate environmentally friendly practices, promote the diversification of on-farm activities, improve the quality of products and improve working conditions, will provide capital grant aid at a rate of up to 40% on [&hellip The post €10m horticulture support scheme open for applications appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
An imaginative woodland garden for children under the age of five has been chosen as the best large garden at Bord Bia Bloom 2023. Following a rigorous two-day judging process by a panel of independent expert judges, Oliver and Liat Schurmann have been awarded a gold medal and best in category for their ‘First 5 Garden of Wonder and Discovery’ in association with [&hellip The post Bord Bia Bloom 2023 begins with a bang appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
Ireland’s master gardener Billy Alexander of Kells Bay Gardens in Cahersiveen Co. Kerry received a prestigious gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show last month. This is the third gold medal that Alexander has been awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for his rare and exotic fern displays, scooping golds at the 2021 Hampton Court, and Chelsea [&hellip The post Billy Alexander scoops second gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower show appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
Garden Show Ireland is set to return to Antrim Castle Gardens later this month. Running from 16 to 18 June, the three-day festival of flowers, food, and fun will be packed with ideas and inspiration for attendees. There will also be opportunities to buy from specialist plant growers, creative insights from Garden Show Ireland ambassador [&hellip The post Garden Show Ireland to return to Antrim Castle Gardens appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
Here, Smyth talks to Growtrade.ie about getting her start in horticulture, her proudest moments, and the importance of mentorship
Scheme covers all horticultural areas including field vegetables, mushrooms, protected food crops, amenity crops, soft fruit, and apples, to...
36 medals were awarded to show garden designers and plant nurseries this morning
Kerry horticulturist’s “most ambitious plan to date” has transformed green into gold with exotic ferns
Three-day festival will provide opportunities to buy from specialist plant growers
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