Where do we start.....
Gareth Austin is a pioneering Community focussed Horticulturist who's passionate about Gardening and Horticulture. A GYO enthusiast Gareth lectures in Horticulture throughout the North West of Ireland and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. Gareth uses his passion for Gardening to bring others into the Green Community. Gareth is Horticultural Ambassador for the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign, a Green Flag Assessor for Tidy Northern Ireland, a volunteer with YouthAction NI, Gareth also offers Horticultural support to many Primary and Secondary schools in the area, aswell as leading tours of gardens and historic landscapes throughout the area. If not at any of these things Gareth is enjoying his own garden....with the help of his 2 kids! "Enjoy browsing this website and do contact me if anything comes to mind" - Gareth Austin MCIHort
Septembers Garden Tour
The last garden tour of the season is this Saturday! more details here
Our #Itsyourdurytobefruity adventure continues...see here
Ballyholey Angus Beef
A super project which I'm involved with, located in Raphoe. see more here
Finishing off new beds
The guys propagated all the plants, designed the scheme and have them all nearly planted..see here
War on Moss!
Dealing with moss in the lawn, machines like an aerator will transform your lawn
What a smashing day
Every day should end like this...see here
Cannons Garden in Donegal Town
smashing day out in Maureen Cannons garden in Donegal Town, see here for more
Fast summer cuttings
Check out these great wee 4 week old Rosemary cuttings, see more here
Opening of the Caw Nelson Garden
Delighted to have participated in the opening of the Caw Nelson Community Growing Space
this Super Hydrangea caught my eye on a wee dander around Brooke Hall in Derry, see here for more
Award winning garden
Multi award winning West Lothian garden...see here
Cut down on food waste..easily!
Check out the Love Food Hate Waste website for great recipe ideas on using left-overs and other more...growing your own is a great way of reducing wastage...but no point in growing it if you can't use every last bit!!
Inspiring facility...see here
Tomato leaf curl
Physiological leaf curl in tomatoes...see here
Mount Stewart sneak peak...
sneak peak of the new 650 acre addition to National Trust Mount Stewart...see here
Glorious colour from Beach Aster...see here
Kilcar tropical garden
The fabulous tropically touched garden in Kilcar...see here for more
Soil Structure testing
Performing a touch feel test on your soil in a simple process involving a few steps...see more here