Through the garden gate for charity

Sinead Kelleher

Talented Kerry gardeners are opening their garden gates for charity this weekend for the annual Open Gardens day in Keel this Sunday, July 7.

Eight local gardens located in the Keel, Castlemaine area will be open to the public and everyone is invited to come along and visit to get creative ideas for their own garden.

The gardens are all owned by amateur gardeners ranging from a small colourful front garden to large mature acre gardens. 

All proceeds from the event go to support the local KC Men's Shed in Castlemaine. Two of the participating gardens are owned by KC Shed members.

Also on display will be the award winning model of the ancient bridge castle made by shed members that use to straddle the river in Castlemaine. The model came third in an All-Ireland competition of 140 men's shed entries recently. 

Tickets on the day from the Keel GAA club  between 1.30pm to 5pm with gardens closing at 6.30pm. Ticket €10 per adult includes free refreshments and a route map. More details on the Dingle Peninsula Open Gardens Facebook page.