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About Willow & Greene

Our mission is simple: to promote the links between gardening, cooking and well-being and to empower people to engage with these life-enhancing activities.

We also deliver the following:

  • Monthly gardening classes

  • Bespoke gardening and food programmes for individuals and groups

  • Tours and experiences in our large country garden.

 

Willow & Greene also makes and sells artisanal preserves - including world award-winning marmalades - chutneys, hand-finished wooden cheeseboards and gift hampers, all for the food-lover in your life.

Gardening Equipment

What we do

Willow & Greene is an award-winning company dedicated to inspiring people to become better gardeners and cooks. We PLANT the seeds of curiosity and then support you as you GROW in knowledge and confidence and THRIVE through enhancing your well-being and self-esteem. 

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Monthly Gardening Classes

We deliver a monthly gardening class in Larne (first Monday of the month) and Carrickfergus (first Thursday of the month) from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Come along to hear the latest gardening advice, watch planting demos and sample our homemade jams, chutneys and cakes on sale.

Community Horticulture Projects

Hands-on practical activities are combined with inspiring advice on how to green up your gardens and local communities. Courses and projects are tailored to suit your needs and artisanal Willow & Greene catering can be provided. All events highlight the health and nurturing benefits of gardening.

Bespoke Cookery Experiences

Book in for a personalised cookery course and develop the confidence to master those cookery skills which will enable you to impress your family and friends and pick up clever time and money-saving tips along the way. Our courses are a unique gift experience for birthdays or other memorable dates.

Monthly Gardening Classes

Community Horticulture Projects

Bespoke Cookery Experiences

Monthly Gardening Classes are back from October 2021!

Venues:

  •  Larne Bowling & Tennis Club (first Friday of the month)

  • Ballynure Methodist Church (first Wednesday of the month).

Both classes run from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Come along for gardening tips, planting demos and to sample homemade preserves, chutneys and cakes from 7:15 pm.

 

Classes cost £5 per person and include free refreshments and monthly worksheet.

Gardening & food projects for businesses & communities

Hands-on practical activities are combined with inspiring advice on how to green up your gardens and local communities.

 

Courses and projects are tailored to suit your needs and artisanal Willow & Greene catering can be provided.  All events highlight the health and nurturing benefits of gardening.

Tours & Experiences in our large country garden

Get close to nature, take a gardening or food workshop, or have a team-building experience - just some of the projects we offer in our large country garden.

When you book to visit, you can view our cottage garden, our wildlife meadow, the up-cycled gardener's playground  and our new woodland walk.

Relax and enjoy delicious refreshments all homemade in the Willow & Greene kitchen.

I am passionate about how we can be nurtured by nature. I want to share my knowledge of gardening and cookery so we can all become more connected with our green spaces, more aware of how to grow our own food and more confident about cooking for our loved ones.

Together let's...

PLANT. GROW. COOK. THRIVE.

Kerry Connolly, Willow & Greene

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Some of our work

Plants, projects and creations

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Gold wellies
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Kerry in front garden
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Spiced Pumpkin Marmalade
Spiced Pumpkin Marmalade
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Two_pot_gift_pack
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Yogurt Cake
Yogurt Cake
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Garden style
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Willow & Greene provided our community group with a first-rate workshop experience with an informative, interesting and interactive presentation by Kerry.

They supplied all the resources and support material including a very enjoyable buffet afterwards with their delicious home-made produce.  Kerry was extremely helpful, supportive and knowledgeable.

Overall Willow & Greene were extremely professional, incredibly accommodating and very user-friendly.

Michael Whittley

Secretary, Straid & District Community Group

 

Willow & Greene's work is inspiring and engaging, whether you are interested or not in gardening, or have no outside space or lots of it.
Kerry gives her all; every workshop is packed full of valuable tips, practical know-how and tons of energy.
Beginner or experienced, her workshops and projects are uplifting and encouraging.

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