Edgeworth's Garden


Maria Edgeworth Centre Garden

Outside the Maria Edgeworth Centre is a grassy area with path and seating and along the walls you can find the Centre Garden. These pages give you details of the plants in that Garden.

Lamium garden plant


Lamiums, commonly known as deadnettles, superficially resemble stinging nettles to deter herbivores from eating them. However they don’t have any stinging ability at all. Species can be annuals or perennials, with many valued for their mat-forming habit and tolerance of shade. 

Lamiums are a very common wild flower in Ireland and can be found on the margins of fields and hedges, although they can be hidden under taller plants. Their flowers vary from pink to purple and can be seen from March through October, and are very popular with bees. 

A member of the mint family its young leaves are edible and can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in stir-frys. 

Lamium has many uses in herbal medicine to treat bladder, kidney and menstrual problems. Poultices made from Lamium have been used on wounds and fractures.

Lamium is easy to propagate from stem cuttings taken at any time during the growing season or by dividing established plants. Lamium will grow well in shaded areas