Although not a show garden, you’ll find Charis Garden in the heart of pastoral Laois farmland, close to the site of Ballyadams Castle. Biodiversity and beauty are weaved beautifully together with vegetable crops nestled amongst the rainbow colours of crimson clover, camelia, phacelia, sunflowers, clematis, amongst others. The garden also hosts a stock of native Irish bee colonies.
Growing season extends from mid-April to the end of October while two polytunnels and a series of outdoor plots keep visitors stocked with the finest fresh, local, and seasonal vegetables. In summertime, the sights and sounds of the market garden in full flow is a truly lovely experience.
A tour of the garden is available on request while on-site classes and workshops in organic gardening may be arranged with Jeremy Haworth, head gardener.