Fota Frameyard Blog

Gardening, Nature and Heritage from Fota House


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We’re open! Come and visit us in the Fota Frameyard.

We’re open again! The weather was very kind to us and our visitors on the first day of our new season in the Frameyard. Our visitors ¬†today included people from Pittsburg, USA, Wexford, Tipperary, West Cork and some locals too. Sunshine. Bird-song. Flowers. Trees. What more could you want on a Monday in March?¬†

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Watercolour of geranium Henry Joineaux


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The art of the garden

This delicate watercolour of the geranium Henry Joignot was painted by one of our Frameyard volunteers, Vivienne Johansson. Vivienne is a talented botanical artist and a Friend of the Society of Botanical Artists, London. She is also a keen gardener and her art work has allowed her to combine both passions with beautiful results. She “looks at flowers with a view to painting them”.

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