A great day was had by all who attended the Florence Court Garden Get-together.

The special event was organised by the National Trust Fermanagh to celebrate all that has been achieved in the flourishing Kitchen Garden thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and support from the local community.

Visitors were free to explore the garden at their leisure or sign up for guided tours.

There was plenty to do and see including many ‘Have a Go’ activities which proved particularly popular with kids.

There were opportunities to take part in seed collecting, flower arranging and headdress making. Garden inspired face painting was also available on the day.

A barbecue also took place in the garden offering burgers and hotdogs, all washed down with a refreshing fruit punch made from some of the contents of the garden.

Visitors were also able to sample some of the produce from the garden such as the moreish apple juice made from dessert apples and pressed by hand during a demonstration.

Other treats to sample included a sweet homemade apple bread also made from the garden’s apples.

Live music was performed throughout the day by the Fermanagh Concert Band, which created a fair like atmosphere with their upbeat, family favourite songs, as well as relaxing acoustic tunes from the Magee family band.

A highlight of the Garden get together was the guided tour of the beautiful Kitchen Garden led by Lead Gardener David.

With his vast gardening knowledge, he led a very informative tour, telling interesting tales of the garden’s history and the unusual produce grown there.

Tended to by volunteers, the garden features numerous heritage apple trees as well as fruit and vegetables from as far away as Bolivia.

The event provided a great insight into the incredible work of the National Trust staff and volunteers, and proved an enjoyable day for young and old.