Tully’s Nurseries Visit

Last month we had a fantastic visit to Tully’s Nursery in Richardstown, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin. Despite the deluge of rain, we had a good turn out of hardy GLDA members. We were guided around the new specimen trees  by Martin, Dagmara & Jonathan and walked through acres of their tunnels, highlighting all their new plants available. Once we were in the tunnels, we had lots of questions for them on all of their plants, as we were as excited as children in a sweet shop. We had a lovely lunch which was greatly appreciated.  It was a great day out and we all came away wanting more plants for our gardens!




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Surveying Workshop


Saturday 21st November 2015
Location: Shackleton Garden – in the morning to learn about onsite surveying.
Sandyford Community Centre – in the afternoon to interpret the surveying information onto a plan.
Cost €50
Michael O’Reilly & John Harrington will be taking the class.

or download a booking form below:

Booking form GLDA Survey Workshop Nov 21st 2015 doc

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SKETCH-UP Class Part 2

Following on from our first Sketch-Up class in September, David Shortall and Padraic Woods will be holding a second class on Saturday 5th December 2015.

The GLDA will host a Sketchup workshop

5th  December 2015

 Sandyford Community Centre 12noon -4pm


  • Follow on class teaches continues the basics of building a 3D rotating image of your garden plan.
  • 2nd of 2 classes shows you how to access what you need to know from the internet and online tutorials on YouTube.
  • Improve your skills and refresh your mind on the quickest way to draft your 3D plan.
  • Draw a garden in 3D simply and easily in easy steps. Learn short cuts that will make visualising your design quick and understandable for your client
  • Show split level gardens in a way you just can’t represent on paper.
  • Show construction detail and sections
  • Learn how to convert your plan to a scaled base plan using Sketchup “Layout”
  • Access millions of plants, furniture, cars, and all sorts of features already drawn and free to download from the internet.

Where: Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross, Enniskerry Road.

When:  Sat 5th December 2015 from 12am to 4.00pm


Cost: €30

Full & Pre-Reg: €25

Sketch-up, classes,workshop,
Sketch-up design and drawings by Padraic Woods


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GLDA Garden Visit to Sunnymeade Garden, Bramley Cottage & Shackletons Garden

The GLDA is organising a Garden Visit to the following gardens in North County Dublin on Saturday 13th June 2015.

  • Sunnymeade, The Ward, County Dublin – Garden designed by GLDA Full member Andrew Glenn-Craigie MGLDA
  • Bramley Cottage – Garden of Jane McCorkell MGLDA
  • The Shackleton Garden, Clonsilla D15 which is under reconstruction – a guided tour by John Harrington.

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