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Design By Nature - Irish Wildflower Seed House presents:

A Wildflower Growers Farm Walk and Open Day 
July 5th 2023 (please read entire page)

Other Dates and Venues to be announced.

Venue 1 : Prout Farm,  Urlingford Co TIP. 

Master class in Establishing Wildflower Meadows

Demo and Talk by Sandro Cafolla & Seed Heads Team, >30 years growing wildflowers in Ireland

Time: 11.00 am to 3 pm, lunch-stop 1.00pm - 1.30pm

email for booking and further information. mark subject : re: Open-day 1 , 2023

Price:  Individuals 25.00, or 60 per car & bring as many as you like, 

Everyone who pays goes home with free seed to value of 30.00

You are invited to a farm walk and talk by Sandro Cafolla on all aspects of growing wildflowers. 
The day will reveal the most up to date experiences and results of 30 years wildflower growing and research in Ireland, Sandro will tell all about growing and maintaining wildflower meadows and individual species. 

Topics covered will include :
Site selection, Seed bed preparation, seed sowing, germination, first cut, first years and long term maintenance and much more.
As the farm contains wildflower crops, you will get close up to the species, look at weed killing and how to prepare a site for wildflowers.

An ideal outing for for professionals and gardeners, farmers, farm advisor, conservationists, biodiversity, tourism. tidy towns, nature loving wildlife attractors, horticulturists, and wild flower lovers.
Share your own experience and Sandro and friends can point you in the right way, bring soil samples and photos.

A talk on growing wildflowers. the results of 30 years research and activism

(This is not a family friendly outing, as there will be little to do for kids and lots of professional chat)

Get/ Drive too Mary Willies Pub, non-drivers collected at Urlingford bus stop, by fire station

Meet at 10.45 am at Mary Willies Pub - Car park Urlingford. Co Tipperary. -Off the N8 south of Urlingford, (old cork road) see map below, Signs will be erected from Mary Willies to the farm.

DBN staff will direct traffic in small / groups numbers to the site and parking in the large field is free. 

No Food or Water on site:' its a field....we hope to have portaloos, 

Bring your own lunch and beverages, and meet a great group of like minded gathering people in fields filled with wildflowers.
Sandro who has 25 year experience and can tall with the gift o'de gab is well know for his inspirational talks and gives away freebee seed packets to those who answer questions.

Email subject Openday2023, for booking and further information.

FBD will not insure children under 18 years old.

Food, No catering will be provided, lunch break time provided, so bring your own food and refreshments.
Clothing: As the field is wide open, even on a sunny day, it can be chilly if the wind is blowing, bring protective clothing and a warm coat.
Children and Pets: We really cannot accommodate pets as the farm has two dogs, also the day is unsuitable for children as we will be standing about talking.
there is little else to do, unless they would like to weed our crops?.

Seed: will be make available free and for sale

Soil samples: Bring soil samples if you require specific advice.

Photos: bring printed off photos of your site, I will not look at mobile phone photos, it takes too much time during talk and often the sun is so bright that I cant give advice based on phone photos.
laptop photos are acceptable for growers who have succeeded, and can be shared at lunchtime and after.

Cameras and video are welcome. all performance rights are copyright.

We will be meeting at the car park of The famous Mary Willies Pub off the R639 south (cork side ) of Urlingford, about 1 mile out. at 10.45 am, Cars will be then brought to the farm in relays. There is plenty of parking space on the farm.

Wildflower Growers Open Day By Ireland's only Native Irish Wildflower Seed Growers on Prouts Farm in Urlingford. Co Tipperary. 

A farm Walk and Talk hosted by Sandro Cafolla of Design By Nature (Ire)

What the Blogs say about our open day

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