This summer has been a green one thanks to GroMór 2016, a nationwide campaign to get the country growing, in association with Bord Bia. Over forty free demonstrations are taking place at Retail Excellence Ireland garden centres nationwide.

The campaign, which commenced in April, encourages people to get out, get healthy and get growing with top tips for seasonal gardening. With easy to follow guides on how to grow flowers, plants, herbs and vegetables, GroMór provides a refreshing approach to introducing new people to gardening, whether it be on their windowsill, their balcony or in their garden.

The aim is to make gardening accessible to everyone by offering practical advice on growing, highlighting the many benefits of gardening as a pastime and encouraging novices to dig out their wellies and discover their green fingers. The final events are for the little growers amongst us.

Fergal Doyle, Chairperson of the Retail Excellence Ireland Garden Group, said: “With the summer holidays finally here, now is the perfect time to get outside and show your children the wonders of nature through gardening. Our newly launched website outlines easy tips on how to get started whether you have a windowsill, balcony or a garden!”.

Demonstrations have been taking place throughout Retail Excellence Ireland member centres around the country over the summer months, with 10 demonstrations in four regions involving the expert 2016 GroMór Ambassadors – Jane McCorkell, Fiann O Nuallain, Ciaran Burke and Kevin Dennis. The ambassadors have been and will continue to travel the country each week to demonstrate on various topics, which are pertinent to the time, and will prove how growing is not only fun and easy, but a healthy hobby for the body and soul too.

Carol Marks of Bord Bia notes that: “Gardening can be easy and fun while being good for the body and soul. It’s not hard on the pocket, great for wildlife and the environment and anyone can get involved”.

For a taste of what you can expect in a GroMór Centre near you check out on the newly redesigned website and see the below list of demonstrations in your region. All demonstrations are free and open to all ages.