Roscommon Garden Club returns on Monday, September 30th at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, starting at 7 pm.
The evening will start with a plant sale which will be followed by a talk given by Leonie Meehan from the Irish Fuchsia Nursery in Ballymurragh, Co. Wexford.
The Irish Fuchsia Nursery is owned and managed by Leonie, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Leonie spent most of her adult life working in AIB and she fulfilled her ambition to study horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, returning to full-time education as a mature student.
After graduating she ran a small landscaping business in Wexford before going on to teach horticulture, design and several related modules at Pearse College of Further Education in Dublin. She remained in this job for 13 years becoming Head of the Environmental Department and co-ordinator of horticultural studies at the school.
During her years in adult education she designed a silver medal-winning Small Garden at Bloom in 2008 and a gold medal and Best in Show in the Educational Category at Bloom 2013.
In September 2017 she was fortunate enough to take over a sizeable stock of Fuchsia cultivars and establish the Irish Fuchsia Nursery in Gorey, Co. Wexford. She propagates and sells these fuchsias to the Irish market through direct sales, local country markets and national garden and plant shows. Leonie’s talk is not to be missed.