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Welcome to Pledge to Plant, our new fundraiser to get everyone growing and sharing plants in aid of our Nurses for Night Care programme. 

Whether you are green fingered or not we want you to start planting seeds (flowers, herbs, vegetables – whatever you like) so you can sell them to friends, family and colleagues in the summer. Register below and we will send you a free supporter pack full of information, planting tips and complimentary seeds to get you started.  

How it Works

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Ideas to get started

Pledge to Plant Top Seller 2021

Interview with the incredible Liz Hogan of Naas, Co. Kildare, who held a sale at her house in 2021, Pledge to Plant’s inaugural year. Liz raised over €25,000 for Irish Hospice Foundation’s Nurses for Night Care, providing about 80 nights of nursing care. Here Liz shares advice and tips for sales and and gardening.

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Founder of Pledge to Plant

The inspiration for Pledge to Plant came from Kathy Whyte, who explains in the video below how her late mum who was a keen gardener left her with a wonderful appreciation of flowers, gardens and all things beautiful. This legacy, combined with a wish to generate funds for Irish Hospice Foundation, has inspired Kathy to develop this initiative whereby people throughout Ireland will be asked to “pledge to plant” flowers, herbs, vegetables or create bunches of flowers that they gift to family, friends, neighbours or colleagues in return for donations. We know people will be planting all over the country and will be organising plant sales and garden parties throughout June.

Pledge to Plant Supporters

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Marie Staunton

After a career as a fashion model Marie went on to study horticulture at the Botanic Gardens Glasnevin. She now teaches her own horticulture courses and is a regular on The Claire Byrne radio show where she advises on all aspects of gardening.

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Colm O'Driscoll

Colm O' Driscoll is head gardener at Airfield Estate, Dundrum. Innovative craft gardening executed organically is what motivates Colm to garden.

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Hazel Proctor

Garden Designer Hazel runs a beginners gardening course covering topics from how to grow veg from seed to plate to testing your soil and how to propagate

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Adam Whitbourne

Gardens Manager at Blarney Castle and Gardens, one of irelands most visited gardens, Adam is experienced in all aspects of horticulture.

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Fionnuala Fallon

A horticulturist, garden writer and garden designer, Fionnuala Fallon has been gardening correspondent for The Irish Times since 2011

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Kitty Scully

Kitty Scully is well known to us from her television appearances and her very successful time as Head Kitchen Gardener at Airfield Garden in Dublin.

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Rory O' Connell

Rory O'Connell has been teaching people to cook for more than 30 years, ever since he co-founded Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister, Darina Allen

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Leonie Cornellius

Leonie is one of Ireland's leading garden designers. She has worked on the RTÉ Today Show as the regular garden design expert and is a judge on the popular RTÉ Super Garden show.

Plant Sales

Beginning on the first of June and for the entire month plant sales will be happening in gardens, houses and work places all around Ireland.

Check the Plant Sales Calendar for what’s happening near you.

 

Register for your Welcome Pack

To register for Pledge to Plant and receive your Welcome Pack with complimentary seeds, please fill out the form below. 

Pledge to plant at irish Memorial Trees (Gate)

Would you like to support Pledge to Plant by planting a ‘Remember Me Tree’ in memory of a loved one? 

There are 8 different varieties of tree available including oak, white thorn, maple, crab apple, rowan mountain ash and holly tree.

See the Remember Me Tree in our shop.

 

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Pledge to Plant proceeds will support IHF work including the Nurses for Night Care programme, which provides end-of-life care in the home. We are also supporting South Tipperary Hospice Movement and have pledged a donation to them from proceeds of this event. We thank you in advance for your kind support.

Watch This Space

We will continue to add planting tips and advice from acclaimed gardeners, florists and designers. We will also be opening a Facebook community group in May so check back soon….