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Roe & Co. Distillery Open with beautiful Urban Gardens, welcoming visitors and bees!

The newly open Roe & Co. Distillery have collaborated to create beautiful Urban Gardens, extending their tradition of master craftsmanship. We developed a concept for a richly designed Urban Orchard collaborating to create gardens linking with the rich Roe history by grafting from the original 150 year old pear tree. Four daughter pear trees which we plant with heritage Irish apples create a new urban orchard.
The orchard is supported by planting beautiful organic perennials for pollinating insects.
The gardens will enrich the visitors experience to the fantastic new distillery tour within the redesigned Powerhouse from the moment the threshold from Thomas Street is crossed.

Roe & Co. Distillery, vision for a welcoming contemporary garden for visitors on site with an urban allotment and community connections.

Seoidin O Sullivan, as part of Hard/Graft Arts Project collaborated with the Digital Hub to get 40 sicons (growths) from the original Roe pear tree, we will plant four of these daughter trees into the gardens in the winter.

Heritage apple trees from Irish Seed Savers 
So far we have a heritage Dublin Apple, ‘Councillor’ and one from Derry, ‘Kemp’

Peter O’Brien & Sons (Landscaping) Ltd. Brilliantly built out the gardens.

Gert + Elisabeth Stam of Caherhurley Nurseries grew and cared for the beautiful perennial plants organically. Great news for our pollinating insects!

Roisin Byrne, Nature Based Landscape Architecture, Design and Project management lead, and delighted to be collaborating to create such an amazing urban garden in the heart of the Golden Triangle in the Liberties.

Roe & Co. Distillery Urban Garden places an emphasis on creating a vibrant and welcoming environment to visitors. In future phases seating and a ‘Snug’ made from a repurposed copper vat will be a unique feature in the Gardens. Beautifully embraced by a Heritage orchard, with a community urban allotment, the gardens are a gem in the city and a tribute to the depth of care and vision of Roe & Co. Distillery.
As soon as we planted the organic flowers bumble bees + honey bees came to feast.
Honey Bee on Geranium