Autumn’s bounty celebrated at Future Forests


Posted on: 6th October, 2014

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: West Cork People

“Plants offer so much — from the protection of attractive hedging around your home to the delight of a fresh, crisp apple off your own trees, plus at this time of year, enchanting displays of Autumn colour from seemingly ordinary plants”

Future Forests is well known throughout Ireland for its wide selection of plants. A special Autumn Open Day at Future Forests on Saturday, October 18 will celebrate all that is ‘Useful, Fruitful and Beautiful’.

John McNamara from McNamara’s Fruit and Rose Nursery will be available all day to offer expert advice, as well as giving special talks at 12pm and 3pm on selecting and growing suitable fruit trees in Ireland. John has been grafting fruit trees for Future Forests for over 20 years and has built up an impressive range suitable for the Irish climate, including many unusual and heritage varieties. To help you choose between so many trees, John will have lots of different apples to taste on the day.

If you’re thinking of autumn planting, this Open Day is a great opportunity to discuss your hopes, plans and orders for shelterbelts, hedging, trees and so on with Matt Keane from Future Forests. For individual attention, book a slot with Matt between 11am and 1pm or 2pm to 5pm.

Willow has been in the news a lot recently and Future Forests has always offered an impressive selection of different kinds for coastal planting, biomass, sculptures, weaving and more. Basket making demonstrations will take place throughout the day with opportunities for children to get involved.

Face-painting, local craft stalls and a Café ensure a fun day for all the family. There is plenty of dry space in the big wooden buildings and an open fire will be roaring to welcome you.

For more information or to book a time with Matt Keane, email: or ring: 027 66176.

Future Forests is on the R584 between the villages of Kealkill and Ballingeary. Ample car parking available.

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