A wild and foraged Christmas at Ballynahinch Castle
Mark Grehan of The Garden at Powerscourt Townhouse leads a floral Christmas workshop here at Ballynahinch on Saturday 8th December. Whether you are a keen amateur florist or passionate about creating elegant festive arrangements for your own home, this festive floral workshop will inspire and delight guests.
Much of the inspiration for each guest's festive designs will be found from the surrounding environment, as Mark will lead you on a foraged walk in the morning exploring the estate grounds to forage and gather foliage, branches & wild bounty. Using holly, bracken, fir, and a selection of other yuletide blossoms, guests will return home with their very own piece of Connemara to hang in their home this Christmas.
As the fire roars in the beautifully tranquil Lettery Lodge, relax and get creative during the workshop starting at 11am with a break in the afternoon for festive afternoon tea served in the castle. Returning to Lettery for a further two hour workshop in the afternoon, finishing at 4.30pm.
Mark Grehan established The Garden located in Powerscourt Townhouse six years ago, beginning his illustrious career as a landscape designer while training to become a florist. Mark says “I’m delighted to be back at Ballynahinch Castle this festive season as Connemara is my childhood home. The walled garden and spectacular surrounding landscape is the perfect inspirational backdrop for this workshop.”
The four-hour floral workshop is priced at €85pp including afternoon tea. An overnight stay including the workshop and breakfast starts from €175 per person sharing.