Garden makeover for Kilgarvan House

St. John of God Carmona Services provides a range of day and residential services and supports for children and adults with an intellectual disability in South Dublin.

Our group of volunteers is restoring the garden at Kilgarvan, on the Upper Glenageary Road, one of Carmona’s long term residential houses.

May 2018

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Having put the garden to bed in November 2016, we started back in mid March to a riot of colour mainly from daffodils and blue and white anemones.  In autumn, using the money we made [...]

Kilgarvan, August 2016

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Emer had a very successful plant sale in June and as a result of this and of a further very generous donation we now have another wooden bench to match the existing one.  There has [...]

Spring-Summer 2016

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Before we put the garden to bed in late autumn, we had planted a lot of bulbs and corms - mostly daffodils, tulips, eranthis and anemones so when we started back after St. Patrick's Day [...]

Mid October 2015

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Emer’s plant sale on 13th June was a great success and the proceeds enabled us to get working in earnest on the project. Thanks to one of our group, the hugely overgrown griselinia at the [...]

Initial Clearance, Saturday February 21st 2015

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Last Saturday 21st February Brendan and a group of volunteers came to clear the garden. My family members and their friends worked their backs off all day and achieved amazing results. Brendan had already pulled [...]

New Garden Project

January 1st, 2015|Comments Off on New Garden Project

As many of you will know we finished up our previous garden outreach project at The Alzheimer's Society Orchard Day Care Centre garden in early summer of last year, where we helped clear, plant and [...]