Orchard Day Care and Respite Garden

Orchard Garden Autumn 2014 Report

October 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on Orchard Garden Autumn 2014 Report

As I indicated at the end of my last progress report on the Orchard Garden in early summer we have now ‘signed off’ on that particular gardening project. Mary Toomey has been training Botanic Garden […]

Plant sale for the Orchard Day Care and Respite Centre

June 30th, 2014|Comments Off on Plant sale for the Orchard Day Care and Respite Centre

Many thanks to all who supported the Plant sale for the Orchard Day Care and Respite Centre which was held on Saturday June 28th.

Thanks to your absolutely fantastic support we raised just over […]

June update on the Orchard Garden

June 19th, 2014|Comments Off on June update on the Orchard Garden

Our Club’s outreach activity is focused on the Orchard Day Care Centre Garden, at the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Temple Road Blackrock, where our dedicated volunteers are helping to create and maintain a peaceful […]

An update on the Orchard Day Care & Respite Centre Garden

April 21st, 2014|Comments Off on An update on the Orchard Day Care & Respite Centre Garden

Almost 5 years on, since I became involved in this garden project, it is certainly heart-warming to see the results of planning, planting, patience and dedicated hard work. Of course, while Mother Nature is in […]

Orchard Garden 23rd February 2014

February 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Orchard Garden 23rd February 2014

There is not a lot to report yet as the weather has been so bad. Nature has certainly balanced out our lovely extended mild autumn! We had a meeting in January to plan out a […]

The Orchard Garden in 2013

October 12th, 2013|Comments Off on The Orchard Garden in 2013

We had such a glorious sunny summer in 2013 that we tend to forget what a slow start there was to the growing season. When we started back at the beginning of March all one […]

Autumn 2012 Update on work in the Orchard Day Care Centre Garden

November 30th, 2012|Comments Off on Autumn 2012 Update on work in the Orchard Day Care Centre Garden

It has been an extremely busy year so far in the garden. Fortunately we have a really dedicated group of volunteers who have shown up week after week and worked their gardening boots off! […]

Progress of the Garden

March 31st, 2012|Comments Off on Progress of the Garden

We had our initial meeting of volunteers at the Alzheimer Centre in Blackrock. Mary Toomey had appealed for members to come and work on an ongoing basis in the garden of the Centre.  About a dozen […]

Alzheimer Society Garden

February 2nd, 2012|Comments Off on Alzheimer Society Garden

Introduction by Dr Mary Toomey:

Right from the very beginning of my association with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland I was most anxious to do my best to make the most of an expansive high walled […]