SOLAS Eco Garden Centre is abuzz with excitement as we transition from a successful Easter weekend into a week filled with engaging events and activities. We have our sights set on embracing the warmer weather and preparing our community for a lively summer season. Our focus this week includes mindfulness and activities for children as well as Sustainability with our World Earth Day celebrations, a car boot sale, a Tidy Towns clean up event and our ever-popular farmers market. SOLAS is committed to promoting fresh, local produce and sustainable living, so join us in experiencing an activity-packed week that highlights the best of what our vibrant community has to offer.
Sustainability Events @ SOLAS
Tuesday, 18th April
- Kids Yoga and Mindfulness 6-week course with Suaimheas:
- 5:30-6:30pm: 7-9 years
- 6:30-7:30pm: 10-12 years To register, contact Hannah on 085 118 5436.
Saturday, 22nd April – World Earth Day
- 10am-noon: Litter Picking with Portarlington Tidy Towns followed by free Tea in SOLAS
- 11am-2pm: Free Face Painting
- 11am-3pm: ‘I Love Earth’ Craft Activity
- 10am-2pm: Weekly Farmers Market – featuring the best of local farm produce
Sunday, 23rd April
- 10am-3pm: Car Boot Sale @ SOLAS. Find a bargain or sell your no-longer-wanted items (no husbands accepted). €15 per vehicle, €2 admission for the public. Book your car or small van at www.thegardenshop.ie/car-boot-sale/ or ring Georgina on 083 045 2810 for more details.
Food Court & Cosy Cafe
In honour of World Earth Day, the Solas Food Court emphasises sustainability with locally sourced food and breakfast options, including eggs from our own chickens. Discover the fresh, delicious options available on our menu by visiting:
SOLAS – PLANTS
Pulmonaria, commonly known as Lungwort, is a low-growing, spring-flowering plant perfect for shady spots. Its bee-friendly flowers come in pink, blue, or white, and its silver-speckled leaves add interest to your garden. Lungwort is an excellent ground cover or edging plant, so consider incorporating it into your landscape this season.
SOLAS – Shop
This week, our shop features a selection of summer flowering bulbs. Add a splash of colour to your garden with vibrant dahlias, gladioli, lilies, and more. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect bulbs for your garden and provide planting tips. Visit us in-store or shop online for your summer gardening needs and brighten up your outdoor space. Visit: SOLAS Eco Garden Centre, Portarlington, Co. Laois R32 RPX8 Daily 10-6pm