David O’Regan has been the Headgardener at Fota Island for many years and has an intimate knowledge of the history, development and future plans of the garden. David has also been a member of the IGPS for many years, was very active in the Munster branch for quite a few years and was Chairperson in Munster for a time.
A guided tour of the gardens with David will ensure you see much more than you would on a walkabout on your own; you will no longer be puzzled by unusual trees and shrubs but will have them named for you and their backgrounds recalled. Such a tour is always the very best way to enjoy and learn about a garden and will make future visits all the more a pleasure also. So, come along well in time for our eleven o’ clock start and have a good day with us.
If you are a non-member you are still most welcome to join us – we will make a small charge as we must do this as it is a demand of our insurance policy.
Fota House will be closed at the time of our visit so local suggestions for lunch would be Bramley Lodge or Ballyseedy Garden Centre.
It would be a great help if you dropped an email to Margaret McAuliffe to let her know you intend attending