The big news is the arrival of DAREDEVIL Circus for four days at SOLAS Eco Garden Centre in Portarlington.
David Maher of SOLAS explains: “DAREDEVIL is really about the best circus out there in terms of excitement and razzmatazz with flying motorbikes and crossbow wielding acrobats – it a long way from circuses of the past.
“It was the huge success of the ‘Spin City’ carnival last year that led to Courtney’s approaching us to host their event here.
“SOLAS is really building a reputation as an ideal location for family events such as the Circus and the carnival.
“It really plays to our strengths as we have a 5 site, which means we have sufficient space to allow the events to setup and still have over 200 car parking spaces for our customers.
“The fact the entire site is set on a stone yard means that ground conditions are ideal regardless of the weather.”
- Shows Thursday & Friday @ 7pm, Saturday 2pm & 5pm, Sunday 12.30 & 3.30pm
Events @ SOLAS
Saturday February 25
- 10am-2pm Weekly Farmers Market 10am-2pmEvery Tuesday
- 12-12:45am Zumbini Class for kids 0-5 and their parents. Classes will run for 6 weeks and can be booked on https://www.zumbini.com/en/classes/15806
- Other events include Yoga, Sound Meditation, HIPHOP dancing and Slimming World. For full details of all upcoming events see https://ecogardenshop.ie/events/
Food & Cosy Cafe
SOLAS are delighted to announce that this Saturday (25 February) will see our new Food Manager Daniela begin her role.
She will be huge addition to the team and despite her young age brings years of experience in the food industry.
With chef Allen Hendry, SOLAS now very much have their ‘Dream Team’ to allow it become a food destination for the Midlands.
This weekend will see the Food Courtyard open along with the indoor café. Our hot special this weekend will be chilli beef nachos.
SOLAS – PLANTS
Plant of the week Plant is the Salix gracilistyla ‘Mount Aso’
- Very small shrub, deciduous with stunning pink catkins.
- Very easy to grow. It will add some colour to any garden during late winter/early spring.
SOLAS – Shop
Product of the week is our huge range of Summer Bulbs. Now is the time to plant Dahlias, Lilies, Begonias, Peony Roses, Agapanthus and Crocosmia – the most vibrant flowers in the garden.
These plants are available online or in store (a slightly more extensive range in shop)
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