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Gardening Workshops

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Festina Lente

Old Connaught Avenue

A98 F702 Bré

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Each workshop will be held on Sunday afternoon over the Month of October from between 2:00 to 3:30pm Each workshop shall be of a practical

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Propagation 10/10/21

As autumn approaches it can be a great time to take advantage of increasing your plant stock within your garden.

A short presentation shall be given to equip the student with the basic knowledge required.

After which students shall utilise the gardens to collecting some material to propagate and to take home. A quick demo will be shown before students have the opportunity to do same with what they have collected from the walled gardens

Participants are advised to bring along a pair of gloves and a Secateurs for this workshop.

Composting workshop. 17/10/21

This workshop will provide the attendee the basic skills that are needed to compost their own household and garden waste correctly. This no Frills approach gets down to the main way in which to compost and will give each Attendee the basic tools and understanding. A Practical will be demonstrated after presentation.

24/10/21

Fruit growing /Fruit management in the garden

Everyone loves the idea of growing fruit in their garden.

This workshop shall allow the grower to become familiar with the many varieties that can be grown no matter what the size Large or Small.

We will look into how we can manage the many systems in place in growing and looking after the crop in order to maximise crop potential

Container growing workshop. Date 31/10/21

This will look at the different uses that containers can provide in a garden context.

What you can grow successfully from ornamentals to Vegetables using containers. So if it’s just a balcony or window ledge that you have and don’t know what to do this workshop is for you.

Herb growing 7/11/21

This workshop will equip the first time grower to a selection of

Both Annual and perennial Herbs, we will look at their medicinal and Culinary use, How we can utilize them in a garden context and be able to identify a range of pests and diseases that may affect your crop. We will finish out the workshop by sowing a small selection of herbs to take home.


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Festina Lente

Old Connaught Avenue

A98 F702 Bré

Ireland

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Festina Lente is a not-for-profit organisation provides a unique range of equestrian and horticultural activities, training, recreational events and employment services options with a strong emphasis on social inclusion, choice and personal development.

We have a variety of public services and facilities for everyone to enjoy on our campus in Bray – an Equestrian Centre offering lessons, camps and equine assisted programmes, a beautifully restored Victorian Walled Garden where we host lots of fun seasonal family and events, children’s workshops and birthday parties and gardening workshops,  a Garden Centre, an open air snack bar and shop so why not pop along for a visit.  Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for upcoming events!

We are also an education centre offering QQI accredited educational training courses:

We also offer other Equine Assisted programmes:

All activities encourage individual choice, personal development, achievement and progression and we are a registered Irish Charity.

Saol Anois is also a day service run by Festina Lente in our campus.  The Saol Anois Day Service is funded by Health Service Executive and it was set up in 2005 to meet the support needs of adults with intellectual disabilities and/or dual diagnosis.  It is a supportive and therapeutic service designed to meet the needs of people through individual plans. Service users have the opportunity to access a range of integrated developmental and leisure opportunities.

Our campus is situated in the grounds of what was once Old Connaught House, formerly the residence of the Plunket family. Read more on the History of Old Connaught House & Gardens and Festina Lente Foundation.  Festina Lente (Latin) means Hasten Slowly and is the Plunket family motto. We adopted this as the name of our organisation in 1995 because it conveys our culture perfectly.  Festina Lente was founded in 1988 by Mary Rachel Brophy; her aim was through social and economic inclusion, to support those most at risk.  The result of all of the Festina Lente’s hard work is the wonderful garden and state of the art Equestrian Centre which are available to the public to enjoy whenever they want.

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