Location:  Clew Bay

Date: 06 - 23 Jul

During the months of June & July, the Clew Bay Garden Trail provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors and residents to explore the unique gardens along the shores of Clew Bay along with workshops for those keen to learn more about sustainable gardening.

Homeowners welcome visitors to beautiful gardens and stunning views all in aid of their chosen charity.

Remaining Events 2023

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 - Destination Westport

Westport Community Garden

Springfield Drive, Quay, Westport. Eircode F28 H1K6

Opening Times
1- 4pm Saturday, 1st July
1- 4pm Sunday, 2nd July

Westport Community Garden started in 2009 at Westport Quay. The idea is to bring together all groups of the community.
Our polytunnel produced its first crop in 2018. Newcomers are welcome. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday,10.30-1:00, and
occasionally at weekends. The Edible Landscape Project (ELP) is an environmental NGO which encourages groups to lower their carbon footprint by making smarter food choices. This teaching garden, based in the Westport Community Garden, was planted in 2018 using the principles of agroforestry and provides an easily-replicable example of a biodiverse, multi-layered, climate-smart garden.

WORKSHOPS

Mini workshops are scheduled for the following times:
2:00 Creating your own food forest
2:15 Make your own potting compost
2:30 How to start and maintain a compost heap
2:45 Growing from seed and taking cuttings

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Gort na Gréine - Open Garden

1pm - 5pm, July 7th - 9th 2023

Knappagh, Westport - F28 NX29

Wendy Stringer & Denis Daly

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This is a garden that continues to evolve with both new and maturing areas. A forest garden, spiritual area, wildflower patches, herbaceous beds, fruiting area and hedgerows are all included in this one-acre garden. The old favourites are still there with habitats, such as woodland walks, wildlife ponds and stone stacks, supporting our native flora and fauna. Birds, bats, insects, hedgehogs and frogs are all welcome here. There is even a tunnel producing food for humans. Active bee hives and deep ponds.

Charity donations to:

Cancer Care West

CHY 11260

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The Clog Factory

July 15th & 16th - 2pm - 5pm.

The Quay, Westport - Eircode F28R6Y8

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This garden reflects its owner’s passion for flowers, featuring a herbaceous border over 100 metres long. There is also an emphasis on roses. There is a greenhouse, a polytunnel and lots of containers, all full of flowers. Many of the plants are annuals grown from seed and a selection of these will be available to visitors. Gaeilge á labhairt.

Charity donations to:

Mayo Roscommon Hospice CHY 10980

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Coill an Chúir

22nd - 23rd July, 2pm - 5pm

Sandyhill, Westport - Eircode F28Y363

Oliver Whyte Jnr.

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Coill an Chúir (Red Kite Wood) native wildlife garden and fields started in 2016 from conventional grazing land. This emerging habitat consists of young native trees, wildflower beds, ponds, re-wilding grasslands, and an orchard. Flora is sourced locally where possible including our native ‘weeds’ which are greatly valued for their contribution to the recovering ecosystem. Sections of trail are uneven and steep which may be challenging.

Charity donations to:

Trees on the Land

CHY 1574