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Santa Claus will be staying in his Cottage from Saturday 1st December right up till Christmas Eve . 

Fall in  love with  the magic of the Santa Experience at Griffins, which is one of Corks longest running  and Most Popular Santa experiences. 

When you Book your Magical Family Tickets to Griffins, expect to experience the true magic of Christmas  as well as your Magical Visit with Santa Claus.  
Make it a Christmas to remember as you see the children's eyes light up as they travel through the Magical wonderland At Griffins
Enjoy the magic of Santa and all his animals friends, cared for and loved by all at Griffins. The animals love to be visited by all, young and young-at-heart! Sing Jingle bells With Ned The Donkey
 
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Make Sure that all details and Dates are entered correctly. If dates need to be changed, please contact the booking office from Monday to Friday with your reference number. An administaretion fee will occur for all changes. Please Note that we cannot issue refunds for cancellations. 

 

 

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Sensory Santa Booking 2018

 

Santa knows some children need extra patience and quiet time during holiday visits. This ​soothing​ ​and sensory-friendly event allows ​​children​ ​with​ ​all spectrums of special​ ​needs​ ​and their families to experience a time-honored tradition with Santa in a comforting environment.

Santa and his fairy elves are hosting a magical evening  for children with autism and other sensory challenges. The Fairy elves  will create sensory-friendly adaptations to the santa experience at Griffins to allow for a softer environment without fashing  lights and sounds for children with special needs. This event will have limited tickets to allow you family to experience Santa without the common hustle and bustle and sensory overload.

 

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About Griffins Club Members:

Becoming a Griffins Club member is completely free and you can start availailing of exclusive offers straight away. From offers and savings to exclusive priority booking for events, as a member you’ll get the most out of shopping at Griffins .

So open your free membership today and start saving. Speak to a member of staff in-store who will be happy to assist. 

It’s a win win situation when you become a Griffins Club Member. We value your business very highly & when you become a member we will offer:

  • FREE Membership
  • Exclusive deals only available to our members.
  • Inspirational tips for your garden & home via email.
  • Invite you to exclusive members’ evenings & events.
  • Priority Booking - Be first to hear of our upcoming event

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GOLD Member Thursdays - If you are lucky enough to be 60 years old or more, you will be given a Gold Card which entitles you to 10% discount off Garden Centre and Homestore purchases every Thursday. Also you can avil of all the offers and benifits of the Purple card too.

How to join 

You can join in-store. Joining is free of charge and you can start saving straight away.

Terms & Conditions :

1) Membership is FREE.
2) Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.
3) Your membership information and your instructions regarding how we use your information will be added to our database. Please refer to our website, www.griffinsgardencentre.ie for a full explanation of how we use your information in the course of maintaining your membership.
4) To receive offers and promotions your card must be presented at the time of purchase.
5) Your card is not transferable and can only be used by the signatory.
6) Your card is not a credit, debit or cheque guarantee card.
7) If your card is lost, stolen or is not working please contact a member of staff at one of our garden centres. The Griffins’ Club cannot be held liable for lost, stolen or damaged cards, or any promotions redeemed from the card without your knowledge.
8) The Griffins’ Club reserves the right not to issue a replacement card and to withdraw the scheme at any time with reasonable notice.
9) To be eligible for membership of The Griffins’ Club GOLD Member, persons must be 60 years old or more on the day of application. The Griffins’ Club reserves the right to insist on proof of age.
10) Gold Club membership entitles the card-holder to 10% OFF garden centre and home store purchases on THURSDAYS ONLY. Excluded purchases include: gift vouchers, delivery charges, other services, foodstore & Bakery and Garden Restaurant.
11) We reserve the right to add or deduct items from the list of excluded items at any time and without prior notice.
12) Gold Club cards may not be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. Where a multi-buy offer or pre-existing offer discount applies to the item purchased, you will receive the most advantageous discount – i.e. either the existing discount or the 10% discount but NOT both discounts.
13) We reserve the right to refuse you discount in the absence of your card or documentary evidence to confirm your identity.
14) If the Griffins’ Club suspects fraud or misconduct it reserves the right to cancel any points issued. Any points issued through human or software error may not be redeemed.

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It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

On Saturday the 10th, we are delighted to be hosting a fabulous Christmas shopping event for all our Club members.  A Shopping Day with exclusive members only offers designed just for you.  There will be promotions across Christmas store, Home Store and Garden centre as well as amazing gifts to find some stocking inspiration. Enjoy a Complimentary Demonstration by Margaret Griffin at 11am. Top Tips that will that will give a wow to your Christmas Displays.
Each time you use your Members Card you will be automatically entered into a draw for €100 Griffins Gift Card. The perfect day to begin your Christmas Shopping
Offers valid for Club Members for Saturday 10th from 9am -6pm
Offers valid in store only and while stock last.

 

 

  Not yet member ,Visit us in store today to sign up to avail of these offers and lots more  ...

 

A selection of our exclusive offers this Saturday


 

 

50% off  Danna Tennis Bracelets. (limited stock available)

 

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20% off all Faux Furs and Kelly Craig Ponchos & Scarves:

Step out in style this festive season with our range of women's faux fur scarves, collars and cuffs. With 20% off, this is the ideal gift for a loved one or better still yourself. Full range of colours and styles available. 

 

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Christmas Store:

 

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Was €14.99 Now €9.99  Available in White, warm white, Red or Multicolour

 

 

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Add an elegant touch to your table or hall stand with these Festive Runners. Be creative and make the perfect bow for tree, mantlepiece or on the back of your dining room chairs

 

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Dusk till Dawn Sensor Candles. We all are guilty of not blowing out candles or switch off the battery in candles. Now these fool proof candles are so efficient and effective that you will use them all year round.
This Candle will automatically switch on when the room becomes dark. Its safe , energy efficient and give off a wonderful Glow.  This offer is limited to 3 purchases per member.   

 

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 Available in 120cm & 90cm

 

 


 

 

Love your Home then you will love these Offers:

 

 

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Love your Garden

 

 

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Traditional Gifts for the Kids, they will cherish forever

 

 

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Composting in schools:

Any school could, and perhaps should, practise composting on site. There is, among some people, a certain but usually exaggerated fear of problems with rodents. These problems should not arise if the composting system is managed properly.

For any school with its own garden, making compost is a great boon in providing high-quality fertiliser and soil improvement from what are otherwise treated as waste materials. The children's and teachers' fruit peels, tea bags, ends of sandwiches etc. can all be converted into a valuable compost. This will also help the school's environmental performance, and can reduce waste costs.

A lot of schools use one or more plastic compost bins, which often become clogged up with an excess of soft, wet fruit and other food. These tall, narrow bins are not very suitable for this type of material as it compacts and becomes anaerobic very easily, hindering the composting process.

Composting requires a mix of soft moist "green" materials (such as fruit peelings and other food and canteen waste, and also grass cuttings) and drier, crisper "brown" materials (such as autumn leaves, straw, hay, sawdust, shredded paper, and cardboard) to work effectively. This requires a level of know-how and diligence within the school staff or Green Schools committee that may be difficult to maintain.

 

A much easier and more satisfactory solution for most schools would be a wormery such as the one pictured. This is a simple wooden box, filled with moist bedding material similar to the "brown" materials mentioned above, and stocked with composting worms, also known as tiger worms. These tiger worms are easy to acquire - they can be bought, or even found naturally in a pile of compost or animal manure. They eat steady amounts of soft material such as fruit peelings, tea and coffee grounds, and will also eat their bedding, turning it all into compost.

 

 

 

 

 

The advantages of a wormery include:

Easy and effective management of school's food waste

Can be kept in a shed or outdoors in a sheltered spot

Can easily be sheathed with wire mesh as extra precaution against rodents - though this should not be necessary

Produces a very high-quality compost

Great educational and nature awareness tool for children. A compost bin can be a "black hole" for dumping waste, while a wormery raises awareness of the ecology and importance of a usually unseen little creature.

 

Of course, composting is great but reducing food waste is more important. A glimpse into the typical school's compost or waste bin reveals whole uneaten apples, oranges, bananas and sandwiches that have been discarded. The Stop Food Waste campaign www.stopfoodwaste.ie helps children and adults to become aware of food waste and how to reduce it, saving themselves money while helping the environment.

The Stop Food Waste website also offers lots of valuable information on composting, for example the excellent "Composting - A Household Guide" booklet which can be downloaded at

http://stopfoodwaste.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-Compost-Booklet-Web-Version.pdf

Paper copies of this are also available by contacting Stop Food Waste.

 

For school visits on food waste and composting, including information on wormeries, contact Donal O' Leary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 087 7409304.

 

Article and Images by Donal. 

 

Native Pollinator Corridors

Native plant corridors attract pollinators and wildlife to various areas by stretching across lands to connect your piece of native habitat to nearby meadows, wetlands or woodlands. This creates a much larger area for native pollinators to forage, raise young and migrate.

Corridors may run along a road, between fields, in hedgerows, on the edge of a forest.  Create a Pollinator Corridor simply by a simple ethos

Dont Mow let it Grow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife friendly Shrub Bed

Do Not Cut Back!

Leave all Flowers and seed heads on Shrubs to Feed Bird During

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“Don’t Prune me, Cause I will Feed the Birds this Winter”

 

Examples of great Shrubs would be ;

 Leycesteria Pheasant Berry, Cotoneaster, Rosehip, Crategus

For a Full list check out

 

http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/projects/irish-pollinator-initiative/all-ireland-pollinator-plan/schools/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you made a bee and Bug hotel .

 

 

 

here are a few images that might inspire you .

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Insects are an integral part of a successful garden. Some beneficial insects can actually help control and reduce the populations of detrimental insects, and many are responsible for the pollination of flowers, both ornamental and for food crops. By providing these insects with inviting homes, you can help promote their wellbeing and contribute to increasing their numbers. When spring arrives, you’ll have all the pollintors on hand that you need and many of your guests will devour the unwanted pests in your garden, getting the season off to a good start.

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