Niall McCauley at An Gairdín Beo

  • A Garden with Purpose: Cultivating Well-Being

    Drawing on his journey from being a novice gardener to the creator of a successful gardening business, Niall shares how his garden has transformed his life in unexpected and rewarding ways. This talk will delve into how gardens can be a source of food and joy, a sanctuary for wildlife, biodiversity and environmental conservation, as well as a springboard for community engagement and personal growth and wellbeing.

    An Gairdin Beo, with its ethos of collective gardening for shared rewards, serves as a perfect backdrop for this discussion. By integrating personal anecdotes with practical advice, Niall aims to inspire attendees to view their gardens not just as spaces for leisure or food production, but as vibrant eco-systems that can contribute to their well-being, the environment, the community and even entrepreneurial ventures.

    Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this talk offers valuable insights into the endless possibilities that come with viewing your garden as a living, breathing space with a purpose.


Date: 28 July 2024

Start Date: 28 July 2024

Start Time: 11:00 am

End Date: 28 July 2024

End Time: 11:00 am

Time: 11:00 am

Admission: €10

Directions: R93 E1HF. In Carlow Town on the Old Dublin Road

Type of event: The talk takes place indoors. After its conclusion there is an opportunity to view An Gairdín Beo outdoors

  • About Niall McCauley

    Niall is best known for his YouTube channel ‘Niall Gardens’ dedicated to making gardening accessible for everyone. Whether it was a flowerbed as a child, or sneakily-built raised vegetable beds in a rental property garden, Niall always found ways to grow plants. Now that he’s got his own garden in the Irish countryside, he’s transforming it into his dream growing space and sharing the journey with his online community. He is the winner of the Garden Media Guild’s Alan Titchmarsh New Talent of the Year Award 2022. He writes for The Irish Garden magazine, presents gardening segments on Ireland AM and most recently has been a contributor on ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh’s Gardening Club.


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