SOLAS – Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches, and Garden Design Service: A Spooktacular Autumn Awaits
Last Weekend’s Triumph and Culinary Delights
The recent car boot sale at SOLAS proved to be a monumental success, with nearly 50 exhibitors and brisk sales recorded, leaving traders beaming with joy. Meanwhile, the SOLAS food section set a near-record for one-day sales, underscoring the culinary team’s relentless effort to solidify SOLAS’s reputation as the go-to destination for food enthusiasts seeking local, delicious, and budget-friendly cuisine.
SOLAS’s Upcoming Delights & Pumpkin Patch
The next big events on SOLAS’s bustling calendar involve the grand opening of the much-anticipated pumpkin patch and haunted house. Adding to the excitement, SOLAS introduces its professional garden design service.
SOLAS proudly unveils its Garden Design packages, curated by expert Horticulturalists and Garden Designers. Co-owner and accomplished horticulturalist, John Carey, elaborates on this exciting new venture: “We’re offering customers a 30-minute appointment with our team to help them design their gardens according to their needs and available space. Ideally, customers will bring dimensions, photographs, and a Wishlist of requirements, and our team will craft a customized garden plan.” John, who graduated in Landscape Horticulture from UCD in 2003, boasts over 20 years of experience in garden design, both in Ireland and the UK. The best part? This entry-level package is practically FREE! Pay just €20 for a 30-minute session, and you’ll receive a €20 voucher to spend in our plant department. To book your session, contact us via email at [email protected].
Events @ SOLAS
- 10 am to 2 pm: Explore our weekly Farmers Market, offering the finest local farm produce and crafts. Don’t forget to check out the fresh fruit and vegetables from Laois-based ‘Farmer J.’
Sunday – 31 October
- Pumpkin Patch: Daily – Pick your prefect pumpkin in our Pumpkin Patch, watched over by our very own ‘Jack o Lantern’. Have your picture taken in our Scarecrow Photo stand.
- Halloween Haunted House. Get ready to scream! Our Halloween haunted house is back, bigger and scarier than ever – Enter if you dare! www.thegardenshop.ie/haunted-house/
Saturday 28th October
- Dive into the world of chocolate & make your own Halloween Chocolate Creations.
Sunday 29th October
- Halloween Pop up cinema. www.thegardenshop.ie/pop-up-cinema/
Monday 30th October
- Halloween Family Fun Day. www.thegardenshop.ie/family-party/
Tuesday, 31st October:
- Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea: Treat yourself to an enchanting Halloween-themed afternoon tea, featuring an array of teas/coffees, spooky scones, Freaky Finger sandwiches, and a selection of themed cakes and pastries. Adults (€20) and children (€15) can secure their seats by booking now on our website.
Facebook Competition Time at SOLAS!
- Stand a chance to win a Spook-tacular Halloween Afternoon Tea for Two in three simple steps:
Food @ SOLAS
This special weekend, we invite you to relish our Red Thai Curry, served with fragrant basmati rice and soft naan bread. Collaborating closely with local food suppliers and artisans, we craft the most delectable meals for every palate.
Every day, we welcome you with a piping hot breakfast, which includes hearty porridge made with award-winning Merry Mill’s gluten-free oats.
SOLAS Food Court is open from Monday to Friday (4-5pm) and on weekends (10-5pm).
SOLAS – PLANTS
Our Plant of the Week pays tribute to both pansies and violas. Beloved by gardeners everywhere, these herbaceous perennials keep on giving, provided you continue deadheading for prolific flowering. With a dazzling array of colours and adaptable for baskets, boxes, or borders, they thrive in fertile soil under the warmth of full sun or dappled shade.
SOLAS – SHOP
Enhance your living spaces with a wide selection of indoor pots that cater to your unique style. Whether you desire bright recycled pots to infuse a splash of colour or favor the vintage charm of terracotta and ceramic pots, you’ll find your perfect match in-store. Our selection is sure to satisfy your needs or make for an ideal gift.
Sunny SOLAS Weather
The weekend weather forecast is splendid, offering dry, sunny, and delightfully mild conditions. In any case, our food court’s roof and heaters ensure that you’ll be comfortable, regardless of the weather.
Embrace the magic of autumn at SOLAS Eco Garden Centre, nestled in Portarlington, Co. Laois R32 RPX8. We warmly invite you to visit us daily from 10 am to 6 pm. We can’t wait to welcome you to a season filled with captivating events and offerings.