Arthur Shackleton

Garden Design & Consultancy


 /From May 5th 
Fruitlawn Garden and Nursery will be open for business ! (Social Distancing and other Covid-19 restrictions apply.) 
The garden is looking at its spring/early summer best. So please come along and enjoy.

Entry free for those buying plants.  

/Saturday, June 6th (Event cancelled due to COVID-19)         Laois Garden Festival 2020

We will be hosting the Fruitlawn Garden Food-Growing, Foraging, Cooking & Eating Fest.

We will demonstrate how to grow and cook a wide variety of unusual vegetables such as Seakale, Artichokes and Asparagus.

During the day we'll also discuss foraging for wild plants. Edible, nutritious and delicious ones such as Sea Beet, Wild garlic, Elderflowers + fruit, Wild Leeks et al.

Next, we will look at a host of Herbs and some rare fruits like Medlars and Mulberries.

There will be handouts of special recipes for the above and all are welcome !

/Sunday, July 12th                         Annual Open Day 2020

Our annual Summer Open Day, when the garden is at its best.

Refreshments available and our usual eclectic range of rare and beautiful plants for sale which increases every year.

/Wednesday, July 29th (Event cancelled due to COVID-19)            Carlow Gardens Festival 2020
Arthur will be talking at Burtown House, nr.Athy, Co.Kildare on Designing and Planting Your Garden.
Giving an insight into his vast experience of creating gardens from large estates to small town gardens and finding the best solutions.
See Carlow Gardens Festival at 
/Sunday, September 13th           Annual Open Day 2020 
Always a popular late season event with the garden full of late summer colour. Delicious teas and lots of exciting rare plants for sale! 
The Open Days welcome visitors to Carol and Arthur's home and private garden - A view inside the artist's and garden designer's universe located outside Abbeyleix, Ireland. Read more about it here and here.