Free hedging advice weekend

A free hedging advice weekend will take place this Saturday and Sunday September 15 and 16 in all Horkan’s Garden Centre stores.

The hedging experts will be on hand all weekend to advise you on the best hedges to grow. September is the time of year to start thinking of getting your new hedge in or replacing an existing hedge. Horkan’s offers the best Irish grown hedges plant suitable for all types of gardens and all weathers. Great advice and deals all weekend including special promotion on laurels 2lt potted at only €2.50. Limited stock are available so go early. For more details visit

Gardening programme

Catch Horkan’s Garden Centre expert gardener, Paraic Horkan, on TV3 and Midwest Radio this autumn.

His weekly gardening show is on Midwest Radio on Saturday mornings from 9am to 10am, where you can hear Paraic and Deirdre Kelly discuss every aspect of the world of gardening. From answering listeners' queries, to explaining the ins and outs of every plant known to man, Paraic has all bases covered when it comes to gardening. You can email the programme at [email protected]. And if you miss an episode, you can download and subscribe to the podcasts from

Also tune in to Ireland AM on TV3 on Thursday September 20 from 9am for the bi-weekly gardening programme.

You will get Paraic's seasonal gardening hints and tips, and hear a wealth of information that helps you get the very best from your garden, more details can be found on

Gardening classes starting soon

Evening gardening classes, which will take place over five weeks will start in mid October at Horkan’s Garden Centre, Castlebar.

Classes are ideal for beginners and improvers and cover all you need to know about caring for your garden. Learn all about growing fruit and veg, bulb planting, seed sowing, planting flowers and shrubs, and putting your garden to bed this winter. For more details contact Mairead on 087 410 0565.

For information of all Horkan’s autumn events visit



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