Growing Food at Home

Dermot Carey, head vegetable grower in the gardens at Burtown House, will lead a practical day-long workshop on ‘growing food at home’

Aimed equally at beginners and those with experience in vegetable growing, the day will cover everything from choosing plant varieties to sowing seeds and harvesting.

Dermot has been creating and developing fruit and vegetable gardens for over thirty years and is currently working with the kitchen gardens of some of Ireland’s finest restaurants. He will give expert advice on making the most of limited spaces, extending the growing season and investing in the right tools.

The day will begin with an indoor session followed by a tour of the walled garden. Participants will then enjoy a seasonal lunch at The Green Barn restaurant with produce straight from the garden.

The practical hands-on element takes place in the afternoon and the day closes with a question and answer session. Tools will be provided but participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for the outdoor section.

The workshop is suitable for home gardeners, experienced growers, chefs, food enthusiasts and people working in the hospitality sector. It is based around promoting a healthy sustainable lifestyle, encouraging mindful awareness of food and connecting with our natural environment.


Price per person €135


Morning coffee and lunch

Event Summary & Location

27 April 2019

Burtown House, Kildare