Spring Gardening Workshop Series - February to April 2023 Package

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Spring Gardening Workshop Series - February to April 2023 Package

13 week workshop block- every Sunday 2 -3pm, offering seasonal tips and tricks to put a spring back into your growing spaces

By Festina Lente

When and where

Date and time

February 5 · 2pm - April 23 · 3pm GMT


Festina Lente Old Connaught Avenue A98 F702 Bray Ireland

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.

About this event

Come join us in the beautiful sensory walled gardens, raised beds and allotments of Festina Lente

- The entire 13 week series costs 50 euros. You can book and attend at any point over the 13 week timeline.

- A list of the weekly spring garden care content is provided below.

Provided each week:

  • Seasonal tour of garden - walkabout and connection with spring wild and edible species and relevant growing techniques
  • Personalised 1-1 guidance and tips to suit your growing space e.g. indoors/outdoors, small/large, rewilding and sustainability transitions
  • Hands-on practical and demonstrations where relevant
  • Information/ hand outs for take away
  • Tips on what to purchase in our Garden Shop to support your green care plans - 10% discount offered on all garden products
  • Refreshments provided

About the organizer

Organized by
Festina Lente

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.