You’ll usually find our organic gardener and permaculturalist, Sophie Skinner, getting her hands dirty in the Space to Grow garden, perched high on the side of Benbulben mountain in county Sligo. Surrounded by blooming flowers, with soil permanently etched into the knees of her old jeans, it’s her happy place. Coming from a long line of flower gardeners, it was designed to be that way. Great-grandad was head gardener at some of the largest estate houses, back in the day, and all of her grandparents shared the same plant-loving perspective. It just made sense to follow in their wellie-prints.
Sophie appreciates the natural world around her, and this appreciation shines through the Space To Grow ethos. We use organic farming principles to ensure we grow the most nutrient dense vegetables and resilient, vibrant, fragrant flowers. We carefully rotate our crops and sow well matched plants each season, to boost growth, enrich our soil, and protect against pests naturally. All natural waste products from our gardening endeavours, our bouquets and our event workshops are composted on site at our Sligo garden. This compost goes right back into the garden, building soil and feeding the growth of more of those dreamy Space To Grow flowers. A closed system, with a ban on single use plastics and a zero waste goal.