Athlone garden centre to host free growing demonstration as part of GroMór 2016

Fernhill Garden Centre will hold a free growing demonstration this coming June as part of the Bord Bia-backed GroMór 2016, a nationwide campaign to get the country growing.

The campaign encourages people to get out, get healthy and get growing with top tips for spring, summer, and autumn gardening. With easy-to-follow guides on how to grow flowers, plants, herbs, and vegetables, GroMór provides a refreshing approach to introducing new people to gardening, whether it be on their windowsill, their balcony, or in their garden.

This year’s campaign highlights the benefits of growing plants, flowers, and foods. The Athlone demonstration by Fiann O Nualláin will take place in Fernhill Garden Centre on Saturday, June 11, and will focus on the key area of 'summer colour'. Flower gardens can turn any ordinary area into a colourful showcase or create a border that pops. Learn how to spruce up your garden with some summer bedding, perennials, containers, and pots.

The initiative aims to make gardening accessible to everyone by offering practical advice on growing, highlighting the many benefits of gardening as a pastime and encouraging novices to dig out their wellies and discover their green fingers.

Fergal Doyle, chairperson of the Retail Excellence Ireland Garden Group, said: “With the days getting longer and spring finally here, now is the perfect time to get outside and try your hand at growing. Our newly launched website outlines easy tips on how to get started whether you have a windowsill, balcony, or a garden! Anyone looking for a little extra help can attend any of our 40 demonstrations taking place nationwide over the next few months.”

For a taste of what you can expect in a GroMór Centre near you, check out www.gromor.ie

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