Walled Garden in bloom for CAFRE’s Floristry Open Weekend

Shannon Ormandy (Vintage rose, Ra-ouquet, gaining her a place for the 3rd successive year to the final at Chelsea.
Shannon Ormandy (Vintage rose, Ra-ouquet, gaining her a place for the 3rd successive year to the final at Chelsea.

If you’re planning a BBQ or garden party this summer then Richardson’s Walled Garden at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus is the perfect place to learn how to produce the perfect bouquet for alfresco dining.

As part of the college’s Floristry Open Weekend (on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3) the floristry team will also be on hand to teach you how to use plants inside to make your home healthier.

You can also hear about how successful the floristry students’ have been in recent design competitions and find out more about the floristry and horticulture courses at Greenmount and careers in floristry and horticulture. It’s not too late to apply for a place on a horticulture or floristry course in September.

A limited range of plants grown by students will also be available to buy.

The gardens and woodland trails are open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, July 2 and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, July 3. Admission is just £5 per car. For directions visit www.cafre.ac.uk