“Gardening and growing your own food will connect you with nature, you will start to appreciate Irish rain, you will curse the late frosts of May and you will worship every minute of sun.”
In Cabra, a New Project Aims to Link Non-Gardening Garden Owners with Garden-Less Gardeners
The aim is to sow the seeds of friendship – and artichokes (or whatever else they want to grow).
A Gap in a Hedge at St Anne’s Park Opens on to a Secluded Chinese Landscape
There are more than 60 classical Suzhou gardens in China. There’s one in Dublin, too.
In Glasnevin, the Garden Gnomes Are Squeezing Tonnes of Veg From a Small Plot
“We’re growing about 15–20 different varieties of crops and we’re on about a quarter of an acre here,” says Martin Matthews, the farm founder.
In Edenmore, a Community Pulls Together to Create a Sensory Garden
Residents are raising funds for an interactive garden for all kinds of people, including wheelchair users, people with sight issues, and with special needs.
On Weaver Square, Allotment-Holders Get Ready to Pack Up
The council plans to move out the onions, peas, chard, raspberries and children digging in the dirt, and build social housing for some of the hundreds of families in the area who are on the waiting for it.
Ciaran: A Quick Guide to City Composting
“I have been known to litter-pick toilet roll inserts and hot-drink holders to take them home for the compost heap,” writes our guerilla gardening columnist.
Ciaran: How to Water Your Plants During a Heatwave, or Not
While you’re trying to save water you might still be wondering how to look after those wilting flowers in your garden or windowsill, writes guerilla gardener Ciaran O’Byrne.
The Plant Bandit of Dublin City
Ciaran O’Byrne, who roams the city releasing trees from the ties to wooden stakes that strangle them, mourns the deaths last week of Crumlin village’s cherry trees.
Changes Bring Uncertainty for Bridgefoot Street Gardeners
A community garden, allotments, and a Men’s Shed are being evicted so the council can build a new park. The plan includes bringing them back once it’s ready, but recent events have the gardeners worried.