The Edible Flower Garden - An Introduction

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The Edible Flower Garden - An Introduction

Gain new skills on introducing the delights of edible flowers to your garden or any open growing space.

By Festina Lente

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 15 Jul 2023 10:00 - 12:00 IST


Festina Lente Old Connaught Avenue A98 F702 Bray Ireland

Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

An introductory workshop - perfect for curious beginners and active gardeners, to add colour and new tastes to both garden and plate

Spend a revitalizing day in the beautiful ornamental walled gardens of Festina Lente, and with the friendly support and guidance from one of our expert Horticulturists, gain hands on knowledge on introducing and using edible flowers in your garden and lifestyle

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Edible flower plant identification: Learn about and identify a beautiful range of both wild and ornamental plants and flowers that are also edible - safe and tasty to eat.
  • Edible flower growing techniques for different spaces
  • Edible flower garden design tips
  • Demonstrations and brainstorms on how to use edible plants - recipes for everybody
  • Edible flower sensory tour: An immersive walk with edible flowers growing in our beautiful Walled Gardens of Festina Lente

Take aways: Edible flower plant identification and design tips, and home made edible flower tastings and recipes

Refreshments provided

10% discount on all Garden Shop products

About the organiser

Organised 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.