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Pledge to Plant

Pledge to Plant

Budding gardeners, late bloomers and green thumbs are all being invited to ‘Pledge to Plant’ in the next few weeks to help raise funds for Irish Hospice Foundation.

With more people than ever before unearthing a new found love of gardening, individuals, groups, communities, schools and businesses are being invited to ‘Pledge to Plant’ some extra seeds, flowers, vegetables and herbs.

On June 26th people will be asked to share what they have grown or created with their family, friends, neighbours and colleagues and ask for a donation to Irish Hospice Foundation. A bit like a coffee morning – but with plants! Visit the Pledge to Plant Facebook page and the Pledge to Plant Instagram page for ideas.

In the video below, Pledge to Plant founder Kathy Whyte, who set up this fundraiser in memory of her mother, Mary, explains how it all works.

All donations will be made directly to Irish Hospice Foundation on this dedicated Just Giving page.

Please register your interest by filling out the form below or emailing [email protected]

Limited offer: We have packets of sunflower seeds that we would be happy to send out free of charge to the first 50 registrations!

Pledge to Plant Local Sales

All of JuneWed – Sun 9:30am-5pmAirfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Friday 25 June10am – 3pmBusy Lizzies Plants, Whelehans Wines Friday Market, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin
Saturday 26 June11amAnne MacCarthy, 11 Shandon Park, Phibsborough, Dublin D07 TK82
Saturday 26 June12-3pmLa Touche Wines Greystones Co. Wicklow
Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 June2-6pm27 The Paddocks, Naas
Sunday 27 June12-4pmPaul Martin, The Clermont, Blackrock, Co Louth
Saturday 26 June10am – 2pmClonmel Farmers Market, St Peter and Paul’s Primary School
Saturday 26 June2pmCobh Community Allotments
Saturday 26 June10am – 4pmRossadrehid village, Bansha, Co. Tipperary
Saturday 26 June2-4pmStradbally, Castlegregory, Co Kerry, V92 YC90
Saturday 26 June10am-4pmJamesbrook, Eastferry, Midleton, Co Cork P25 A727
Saturday 26 June10.30am – 5.30pmLismore Castle Gardens, Co. Waterford

Get Inspired!

Get ideas for your own Pledge to Plant!

Sprout from seeds

Organic plant enthusiast Kitty Scully shows us how to sprout alfalfa from simple containers in a matter of days.

Plant tomatoes

Head gardener in Airfield Estate, Dundrum Colm O’Driscoll runs through the various stages of planting tomatoes.

  1. Colm shows us how to get tomato plants in to the ground

2. Colm looks at pruning and maintaining tomato plants.

Working with aliums

Colm looks at tall flowers like aliums and cow parsley and advises how to foster continuity in the garden throughout the seasons.

Create simple poesies

Here Joeanna Caffrey from Joeanna Caffrey Flowers demonstrates how to make simple little poesies from the flowers growing in your garden.

Raise dahlias from cuttings

Fionnuala Fallon, gardener at Kilruderry House in Wicklow, shows how to raise dahlias from cuttings.


Enter the Pledge to Plant competition and be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes.