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Pledge to Plant 2023 is now over. If you have any queries you can reach out to Emma Rock on our Fundraising team. 

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Q&A with Pledge to Plant Founder Kathy Whyte

Kathy Whyte is the founder of Pledge to Plant which she set up in memory of her mum to acknowledge the wonderful hospice care she received in her final days and also her mum’s love of gardening and flowers. Here she talks us through her top tips for Pledge to Plant sales and the many benefits of gardening.  

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Pledge to Plant Top Seller

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, and also 2022. Here Liz shares advice and tips for sales and and gardening.

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Pledge to Plant Supporters

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Marie Staunton

After a career as a model Marie studied horticulture and now teaches her own horticulture courses and is a regular on The Claire Byrne radio show where she advises on all aspects of gardening.


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.


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.


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


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.