Open Garden for Amnesty 2018

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Following on from last year’s very successful event we have decided to open our garden for two days this summer. On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of July, from noon to 5pm, you are welcome to stroll through our garden, peek inside our eco-buildings and enjoy some refreshments in our pop up Amnestea café. We are situated close to Ballaghaderreen, in the northwest part of County Roscommon. The weekend is in aid of Amnesty International Ireland and all proceeds will go towards their work.

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The “I Welcome refugees” campaign is closest to our hearts. We are very fortunate to have a safe and comfortable place to call home, and we wish to make a contribution towards helping all the millions of refugees around the world by hosting this event.  Last year we had lots of fun and great help preparing for the day from family, friends and refugees staying in the EROC Ballaghaderreen.

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Café shelf building team.

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Many of our berries are ripe at this time of year and you will be able to pick your own gooseberries and black currants for a donation.

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Our pop up Café will serve coffee, tea, cold drinks and home-baked goods.  We have two marquees so even if it rains there will be somewhere dry to sit.

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In our extension and conservatory you can get a close up look at our mosaics, glass-bottle walls and plantings. Someone will be on hand to explain about building techniques and give you advice if you wish to attempt a similar project yourself.

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Young visitors will probably like to visit the garden for the little people.

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You will also find living willow structures, ponds full of wildlife, native and non native flowers, shrubs, all the native trees of Ireland, a wooden gazebo, treehouse and many perennial and annual vegetables.

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We have no parking available but a free shuttle bus will take you from Brusna village and back on a regular basis throughout the day. The journey is approximately three minutes each way.  If you prefer to walk from Brusna it is a one mile stroll to our garden along a beautiful country lane.
Admission is by donation at your own discretion. Children are welcome but please be advised that the garden contains a stream, deep water ponds, loose stone walls and some inedible plants. Young children will need constant supervision. Wheel chair access is unfortunately limited. The garden is on different levels and paths are grass and gravel. Portable toilets will be on site for your convenience.

We hope to see you over the weekend!

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