Ballinskelligs Open Garden Day Sunday 12th of July 2020
BALLINSKELLINGS OPEN GARDEN 2020
COVID-19 PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
Dear visitors, please note the following:
Due to Covid-19 also please note our special arrangement below to maintain social distancing.
- Most gardens will have a one-way routing in place, which they want you to follow.
- Be conscious about where you need to park your car in a safe manner.
- Always let the owner of the garden know your name or booking number.
- Each person should take responsibility for themselves concerning social distancing.
- You enter each Garden at your own risk.
- There is uneven ground so do tread carefully.
- Children must be supervised at all times.
- No dogs allowed into the Gardens.
We are enthusiastic and committed gardeners with plenty of ideas to share on how to garden so close to the Ocean and all the challenges that entails.
You are very welcome to come and look around any or all of the gardens in the description you will receive by email.
The times for visiting the gardens are between 11.00am and 5.00pm.
Our garden’s range from very small to Architectural, wild and much too big for us! There are polytunnels full of vegetables, flower and shrub borders and beautiful seating areas by the pub. There are labyrinths a ring garden and keyhole gardens. There are tranquil places for a quiet walk or a meditation.
All hosts are enjoying living the ‘Good Life’ and are happy to show you their own bit of paradise overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay or Valentia Harbour.
All proceeds will be donated to the Community Centre which helps so many people in this remote community offering meals on wheels a laundry service and many activities especially for the elderly.
Ballinskelligs Open Garden Day– FAQ
- How do I register?
You can register online on Facebook or on this website.
Registration will close on Friday the 10th of July.
After registration you will receive a description of the gardens participating and a route to go with it. You will receive this on Saturday the 11th of July by email. So please leave your email and name on the registration form.
- How many gardens are there and do we have to see them all?
There are between 9-11 gardens.
Most people visit 4 or 5 gardens each year; you are free to try to visit them all but cannot realistically do justice to them between 11.00- 5.00
- How do we get from garden to garden?
We will send you descriptions of each garden with the map co-ordinates by email on the Saturday before the event.
We recommend you use that. They gardens are quite far apart; you need to use your own transport to get to each garden.
- What happens when we arrive at a garden?
Most gardens will have a one-way system in place, which they want you to follow.
If there is a group of people already looking around you may have to wander a little or even sit in the sun and rest a while by a stream or shady tree!!!
- How long does it take to look around each garden?
Any time from 10 minutes to an hour. An estimate of the time to follow the one way system will be included in the garden descriptions.
- Can children attend?
Yes, children are very welcome, and they are not charged but we do ask that they are supervised at all times.
- How much do we pay?
10 euro’s per adult, children free.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Gardens 🤩
🙏Thanks to all the people who opened their garden for this event🙏