Donegal - Letterkenny

Donegal County Council’s Culture Division

Video Screenings: Biodiversity In Your Back Garden


For Culture Night, Donegal County Council’s Culture Division presents a series of short videos of ways in which you can care for the nature on your doorstep or the biodiversity in your back garden. Our response to the biodiversity emergency declared by the Irish government in May 2019 requires a culture change in our attitudes.  That culture change can lead to increased appreciation and enjoyment of our wildlife, family and community engagement with nature and learning more about the biodiversity in your back garden.

Building on the success of the ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ booklet commissioned by Local Authority Heritage Officers, the short films draw upon the expertise of ecologists, zoologists, gardeners and heritage professionals to share their advice on making your gardens, green spaces or towns more wildlife friendly, planting native trees and flowers, fostering habitats for our fauna and supporting our bees in the important work that they do in terms of pollination. 

Featured local gardens and experts include Liz and Ralph Sheppard on their farm at Carnowen House, Raphoe; Elizabeth Temple at Salthill Gardens, Mountcharles;   George McDermot, Buncrana Town Gardener; Joanne Butler at OURganic, Gort a’ Choirce and Angus Kennedy of Nature North West, Ramelton.

These films have been funded by Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council, as part of the implementation of the Donegal Heritage Plan and for Culture Night. For more information, please see and

Time: 6pm - Any Timepm

Genres: Audio Visual

Features: Family friendly

No Booking Required

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