We'vea brilliant lineup of gardening workshops taking place at Airfield Estate with two of Ireland's top gardeners Kitty Scully and Colm O'Driscoll.
Kitty Scully is one of Ireland's best-known food growers and enthusiasts. Growing up on a mixed organic farm in Co Laois, she picked up her love of eating and growing organic at a young age. She nurtured this love through travelling the world working on organic farms and studying.
Kitty was Head Kitchen Gardener at Airfield Estate until April 2017 and was integral to establishing the food garden and the organic ethos that the Airfield garden team still work to today. She is currently heading up an innovative urban garden project for one of Cork's most successful technology companies, Voxpro.
Kitty will be taking our food growing workshops which include spring in the organic food garden, seed to supper, growing your own herbs, edible flowers and micro greens followed by mid-summer vegetables.Book Now
Colm O'Driscoll was appointed Head Ornamental Gardener at Airfield Estate in 2013. Inheriting a garden that had undergone a major redesign, Colm’s initial task was to manage the transition of the gardens from partial building site to the maturing landscape we see today.
Having initially managed the ornamental gardens Colm has recently been appointed Head Gardener of all Airfields Gardens including the extensive Food gardens. Colm’s passion and knowledge of all things plants are applied to the development and maintenance of the Airfield Estate gardens as he strives to achieve the highest horticulture standards.
A firm exponent of the arts and craft style of gardening, Colm constantly innovates, introducing new and exciting plants while adopting sustainable methodologies in the gardens. Colm has an insatiable appetite for all things horticulture and can regularly be found indulging in a busman holiday visiting gardens in all corners of the globe.
Colm will be taking the ornamental gardening classes this year which will focus on a range of topics including annual meadows, container gardening and Autumn gardening masterclass.Book Now