GLDA AGM 2018 at Altamont Gardens

The 2018 AGM will take place at Altamont Gardens on October 6th

It starts at 11.50 for a 12 noon start, followed by a guided tour of the gardens by the head gardener Paul Cutler.

Dinner will be arranged at The Riverbank restaurant.

For those who would like to stay overnight B&B / Hotel recommendations on request.

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GLDA June Blake Garden Visit

This year’s GLDA garden visit will be to June Blakes garden.

on July 21st at 12 noon

There will be a guided tour by June followed by a buffet lunch, cost €20 per person.

You can book and pay via the PayPal Link below.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Five Seasons – The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Friday July 6th 2018 at 7pm

DLR Mill Theatre, Dublin 16

Tickets €12.50, available from The Mill Theatre Box Office, Dundrum.

The GLDA will host a documentary film on Piet Oudolf.  The film was directed by Thomas Piper, a film maker from New York. In it he discusses with Piet Oudolf the various elements of his garden design work, looking at gardens in America and Europe. The film is 75 minutes long and is beautifully shot showing the skill and genius of Oudolf’s designs.

We will also show a 10 minute ballet film of “Le Spectre de La Rose” – a duet piece where the Girl comes back from the ball with a rose, falls asleep – a spectre enters and dances with her, and leaves.  She wakes, smells the rose … was it all a dream …

It’s the famous Nijinsky piece, with music by Berlioz. It was made primarily for the Ninette de Valois Dance     Festival in Blessington at the end of last month, who commissioned it.  They shot it in Russborough House (the Alfred Beit mansion) with Zoey Ashe-Browne as the Girl.

Catch up with designers at the bar before and after the show.

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Memories from our Seminar


Peter Korn, Douglas Hoerr, James Basson and June Blake

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GLDA Seminar 2018

 GLDA Presents

The Designed Garden

An Unfinished Canvas


The GLDA’s 22nd International Garden Design Seminar

Saturday 17th February 2018


Crowne Plaza Dublin, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9



Douglas Hoerr – USA

James Basson – UK

Peter Korn – Sweden

June Blake – Ireland

More details to follow soon…..

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2018 Seminar booking form


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