Septembers Oakfield Park tour...
The last open weekend of the season for Oakfield Park is this weekend! After this weekend the gardens are then closed for season :-(....so come along and see them in early Autumn glory with myself from 3pm this Saturday! full details can be found here
August tour of Oakfield Park
The Whip Field at Oakfield Park is looking amazing at the moment, its a riot of Yellows with a flush of purple and the odd dab of red.....simply amazing and well worth making a visit to Oakfield Park in Raphoe to see!
A Sea of Blue in Oakfield Park
The most noticeable colour in Oakfield Park on Sunday was the sea of Blue...a fab blue sky makes everything sparkle!
I'll be taking another public tour next Saturday from 3pm...
Oakfield Park Guided Tour for June
Some join me on June 20th, from 3pm for a Summer Solstice tour of the gardens of Oakfield Park in Raphoe. The tour is free, just the normal entry fee applies.
Come for a wee dander this Saturday the 2nd of May, in the fabulous Oakfield Park Nr Raphoe.
The gardens are looking amazing, so join me from 3pm for a wee dander around the upper gardens and learn more about the range of plants, the influences of the design and general Horticultural banter...
No need to book, just pay your normal entry and Hop on or off the tour as you feel fit!
Early April in Oakfield park
The Gardens of Oakfield Park in Raphoe are now open for the season....Hurrah!! I popped in during early April for a wee dander around to see what spring flowers and delights Head Gardener Wendy had on show...and boy was it impressive. Wee rays of colour and interest throughout the gardens, from the tulips and other bulbs to the woodland anemone and wild garlic. And great to see the swans nesting again...Connie and Gracie love Oakfield Park for a day out...and they can do what kids love doing best...exploring!
The lower garden in Oakfield Park has some 40,000 trees planted since the mid 90's, and the spindleberry is one of the native trees planted. Commonly found on Alkaline soil its not overly common in County Donegal or Derry, but thrives in the Raphoe area. Here are the fruits just ripening...a stunning bit of native colour.
I like Nerines, there's something about their trashy pink colour that attracts me, this startling bright pink certainly catches your eye in Oakfield Park. There are 2 great clumps on pink Nerines in the walled garden, one here beside some Sedum and the other planted beside a purple smoke bush. See this previous post on growing Nerines in the garden
Gardening on Radio Foyle
A summary of each weeks gardening on Mark Patterson Show and beyond