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Come visit Ballintubbert Gardens & House and experience our wonderful gardens, enjoy refreshments. From guided tours, foraging workshops, herbal medicine to understanding organic principles we have something for everyone.

Guided Tour with Head Gardener, followed by Tea & Scones in the Tabernacle

Meet Ballintubbert’s Head Gardener who will take you on an historical journey of the gardens of Ballintubbert. Learn about the influence each of the residents had on these wonderful gardens including the Herb Garden originally developed by Darth Vader Actor, Sebastian Shaw. Highlights of these fascinating garden rooms include the Robinson woodland walk and canal, the magnificent Arthur Shackleton designed garden room, the Lutyens Garden with its’ fountain and trademark stone walls and the Rose Garden with over 300 roses. End with a choice of teas or coffee, served with home-made scones in the Tabernacle. Minimum numbers apply.

Guided Tour with Head Gardener, followed by Afternoon Tea in Ballintubbert.

Meet Ballintubbert’s Head Gardener for an historical journey of the gardens at Ballintubbert. Learn about the influence each of the residents had on these wonderful gardens including the Herb Garden originally developed by Darth Vader Actor, Sebastian Shaw. Highlights of these fascinating garden rooms include the Robinson woodland walk and canal, the magnificent Arthur Shackleton designed garden room, the Lutyens Garden and the Rose Garden. End with a rare opportunity to enjoy an intimate afternoon tea in Ballintubbert House including a choice of teas or coffee, served with dainty sandwiches and other savoury delights. Minimum numbers apply.

Herbal Tinture Workshop

During this workshop, discover the many different herbs growing in Ballintubbert’s Organic Herb Garden which was originally developed by self-practising herbalist and Darth Vader Actor, Sebastian Shaw. Learn about the properties of the different herbs and their uses. After harvesting some herbs, learn how to prepare three to four different tinctures. These might include soaps, creams, herb oils and herb vinegars. Once you have learned to prepare a tincture from fresh herbs, you will have the skills to manage your own well-being by preparing tinctures on your own. Workshops TBC for later in the year.

Foraging Workshop

During this experience, guests are led by a local guide and wild food expert to embrace nature on a hedgerow and garden foraging walk growing in abundance. Learn to identify diverse plants and understand their medicinal and nutritional qualities. After the walk, return to the kitchen in The Tabernacle where you will learn how to prepare and cook with wild ingredients. In this fun and intimate environment, enjoy a cook up feast of wild food, with the opportunity to taste each of the dishes prepared. Workshops TBC for later in the year.

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