Illustrated talks and lectures are provided by Joy and Maurice on a wide range of subjects which are indicative of their experience. Joy has been instrumental in establishing the Nursery whilst Maurice has been involved a lifetime in horticulture having previously been Director of Parks with Belfast City Council.

The following is a list of the topics that are offered:

  • Cottage Gardening

  • The Development of the Ballyrobert Cottage Garden

  • 10 years on – Progress on the Development of the Ballyrobert Cottage Garden
  • Less Effort and More Leisure in the Garden 

  • Herbaceous Plants in the Garden
  • Garden by Design

  • Autumnal Splendour

  • Spring Awakening

  • Tree-mendous Gardening

  • Colour Happiness in the Garden

  • Gardening and Climate Change

  • The Birth of an Ulster Garden

Other topics can be considered.

If required plants can be brought along for sale at the talks.

Demonstrations can also be arranged at the Cottage Garden or at a specific venue. There is a limit to what can be brought to a particular venue and discussion with us is essential.

We also offer demonstrations and workshops which are seasonal. We will also provide workshops related to specific requests.

The following topics are presently on offer:

  •  Container Gardening
  •  Spring Bulbs/Baskets/Window Boxes
  •  Summer Hanging Baskets – including care instructions
  •  Autumn Baskets/Containers – incorporating grasses for texture
  • Winter Containers – creating the Christmas themes.
  • Pruning in the garden for effect

  • Renovating garden borders.

  • Propagation made easier.

To book contact us on or call us on 028 93322952.




Paul Joy

Gardening Expert at Myself
I love all things plants and garden landscaping, living in the rural areas around Leicestershire I have plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful environment in the UK. Email me at with any questions or suggestions.

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