Carlow Garden Festival

Thurs. 2nd August - 3.00pm


Fiann Ó Nualláin at Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens

Grow a longer healthier happier life

What is it about gardening that tends to lead to longer more fulfilled lives. Yes it’s the passion and rewards of gardening, how the joy of doing and creating actually energizes the spirit but beyond that there are some wonderful healthy transformations that happen as you toil or smile outdoors. From how the sounds of nature rewire your brain, from the skin-absorbed bacteria in soil that boosts your mood, from how daylight helps you fight off inflammatory diseases, certain cancers and many mental health issues. Then there is natural aromatherapy and herbal harvests to be had.

Fiann Ó Nualláin explores how the garden heals on many levels and how we can maximise its benefits to health and happiness.



Fiann Ó Nualláin is a long-time proponent of gardening for health and wellbeing. A horticultural therapist by profession and a community gardening advocate for over two decades. He is the author of several bestselling gardening and health books. A regular on Tv3’s Ireland AM to chat about foods and herbs for physical wellbeing and illness management. Most gardeners will know him from bloom and his RTE series with Dermot O Neill. Fiann writes a weekly gardening column in the Irish examiner and blogs about natural cures and practical herbalism at His latest book By time is everything revealed is a collection of life strategies and mindful techniques to better cope with the vicissitudes of life and maintain mental wellness.

Fiann Ó Nualláin is a gardener by passion and by profession. A Bloom and RHS award winning garden designer and a horticultural lecturer. A regular on Tv3’s Ireland AM and the radio airwaves to explore the potential of home herbalism and nutritional cures. Fiann is also a gardening columnist with The Irish Examiner and author of the bestselling holistic gardener series of books.


Venue: Kilgraney House and Herb Gardens, Borris Road, Kilgraney, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

GPS: 52.653681, -6.957602

Time: 3 p.m.

Admission: €10 – tickets available from Some tickets for sale on the day subject to availability

Contact: 059-9775283