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The Glanbia 'Seeds of Magic' garden for Barretstown. We couldn't have done it without you.
Jul 31, 2014
This summer we've been very lucky to work on a very rewarding project - the Glanbia Barretstown 'Seeds of Magic Garden'. Glanbia and its employees raised an amazing €1.6m for Barretstown through the support of thousands of Glanbia employees and customers from across Ireland.

As a fitting tribute to this partnership this beautiful garden will be a lasting legacy of Glanbia’s contribution to Barretstown. The garden will then be enjoyed by the families who visit Barretstown for years to come.

We couldn't have done it without your support. Our staff, suppliers and volunteers were incredibly generous and without you this project could not have happened. On behalf of CountryLife, Glanbia and Barretstown - we would just like to say a massive…

Thank you!


The journey started here, outside the children's medical centre at Barretstown - a bare space inside the wonderful Victorian walled 'secret' garden.


Barretstown teamed up with Glanbia and Tim Austen who designed this magical childrens' sensory garden. The garden was a roaring success at Bloom winning a silver-gilt award and was voted the public's favourite garden winning the Bloom People's Choice Award. 


Our volunteers brought the garden to life during the festival for the thousands of visitors who passed through, giving people a glimpse into the magical place that is Barretstown. 


After the Bloom Festival ended - Damien and the team at Total Groundcare carefully took apart the garden and transported it to Barretstown, a mammoth undertaking.


The garden is almost finished and visitors to Barretstown's 20th Birthday Party got a sneak peek before the garden is finished and officially opened later this month. 


Thanks again for your support. 


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