Dear Tanguy,  

Thank you so much for a truly remarkable and memorable gardening experience yesterday.  

It was quite amazing and both Brigetta & I really enjoyed it.  

You are a mine of information and I cant wait to apply myself to your comprehensive notes this afternoon.  

I felt I learnt so much and the whole event widely surpassed my expectations--------I cant wait to get back.  

Please compliment Isabella on her wonderful cooking. Both myself & my husband & daughter are avid foodies and really appreciate good food.

Deirdre C. (21/03/17)


Dear Tanguy

Just a quick mail to thank you for a fantastic morning last Saturday. I have been in the horticultural industry all my life and your enthusiasm and knowledge has given me a completely new outlook on how I garden. I am so excited about transforming our glasshouse in the coming months.  

Thanks again

Dermot (05/03/17)


Dear Tanquy,
Thank you very much for the very informative gardening seminar today.
You have given me great labour saving idea and fired me with
enthusiasm to get started. After doing my weekend shopping I surveyed
my own garden. I need to get some trees cut to let in some light.(I'll
have plenty of firewood)
Never thought of putting veg. beds North to South and yet it makes so
much sense.

Many thanks to you and your good wife. I have no hesitation in
recommending your course to anyone I who might be interested, and it
is excellent value for money.
Must go order my shovel.
Myra (22/10/2016)

Hi Tanguay,
I booked a gardening course for my husband with you last spring/summer and he ABSOLUTELY loved it! He still talks about it all the time.
This Christmas I would like a voucher for him again but I would like him to choose what it's for. He has often mentioned organising a consultation with you for our new site/field which will hopefully become our home in the next few years.
So, can I order a voucher with a value of €50/60 that he can put towards any of the above?

Thank you
Ciara (03/12/2015)

Thank you for what truly was a magical day. Your course was exactly what I wanted, I appreciate your patience with all my questions and note taking and the food was absolutely divine.

Anne Murphy (07/05/2015)


Bonjour Tanguy,

Encore une fois merci pour cette merveilleuse journee, nous nous sommes regales, vous nous avez enormement appris. Nous recommandons votre cours a tous nos amis et familles. Violine (16/09/2014)


Just a line to say a big Thankyou , for a Wonderful day at your country school for the horticulture course, it ticked all the boxes for me as iv spent so long in research to find what i was looking for, and to think i just came across your website by chance,...... and of course to Thank Isabelle for the Wonderful food.... yum yum,the brioche was amazing, i will be promoting your country school to mullingar and all my friends , and i will be back at a future date to follow up what i have learned, I will write a testimonial as well on your website,

Many many Thanks,



I want to thank you both for the most enjoyable and INFORMATION PACKED day yesterday. Your hospitality and welcome matched your wealth of knowledge, love and experience of the soil and what it lovingly can produce given care and respect.
With very best wishes and thanks,



He pulls apart a raised bed of greens to unearth a potato that formed
last summer but now is ready for a winter stew. Elsewhere, he unearths a celeriac, and in
another spot he pulls back the ground to reveal a blanched endive. He covers it again for safe
keeping. It’s as if he is foraging in a wilderness of his own planting.

Adrian Higgins (Washington Post) 20/02/13


Hi tanguy,
Just want to thank yourself and isabelle for a brillent day, i learnt alot, and i'm hoping to put it into practice this coming year.
I think the heating coil will have to be got, as well as setting up the compost heaps, i downloaded that book you suggested.
I've been telling every one i know thats interested in gardening ( and food) to head down to you next year so hopefully you'll get a few more along to the courses.
I might come down again to refresh what we learnt, and to eat more of the lovely food you provided.
It was great to spend some time with some french people, it brought back fond memories of my short time in france.
thanks once again,
ollie Smyth 12/11/2012




Hi Tanguy.

Just to say thank you,
It was such a inspirational day,I really enjoyed it.
Isabelle thank you for your lovely food,great french dressing.
Put out compost today as per your instructions,Normally would done this in March.

Best Wishes.
Frances Mc Guire 29/09/12

No words can express how much I enjoyed every aspect of your compost making. I took some lovely photos of the different areas of the process and look forward to resiting my compost area. I enjoyed seeing all kinds of plants popping up here and there in the vegetables from flowers to kale. I have let that happen over the years too. But I am going to sow an annual border from now on.

Thank you for your booklet of notes which has been close to hand since the course. Thank you for your kind follow up email too. I look forward to keeping in touch and having the opportunity to ask questions. Here is one - "Do you put used tea bags on your compost heap?"

Brona Dore 5/10/2012


Dear Tanguy and Isabelle Thank you both so much for a really brilliant and inspiring day. I haven't stopped talking about it since saturday and really picked up a lot of brilliant ideas, even for my little plot! Don't be surprised to see me again sometime, but this time I will bring Gary as I know he would love your courses Kind regards Maeve



A very late thank you for a really terrific day. I am still reeling under the amount of information you gave us.
I wondered how much you would charge to come and visit my house just outside Fethard in co Tipperary and give me advice on general garden design? At the moment it is a blank canvas and I would like to get some advice before I do anything.
Thank you again for a lovely day and delicious food.
Regards, Marion (16th July)

Hello Tanguy   Thank you very much for taking the time to show me around your beautiful property yesterday. It is more than impressive. It is a pleasure to deal with someone so knowledgeable in their field. I wish you every success.   Regards   Gervase MacCourt 12th july2011

Dear Tanguy and Isabel, Thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. The food was delicious and the information excellent. The hand outs were great. I am already thinking about my garden differently and have great plans for Lesotho next year ! God bless your work, Roisin

(3rd of July 2011)

This is to thank you and Isabelle very much for Sunday.   I had a really interesting day and learnt so, so much. I am still processing it!   And today I went back into my garden encouraged and focussed on lots of new ideas gleaned from you.

Isabelle's food was delicious, her jellies and jams utterly gorgeous.

With best wishes,

Valerie Blake


"I have been collecting every conceivable book, magazine article and paper cutting on gardening for the last 25 years. It always seemed beyond reach until I did my first course with Tanguy. All the dots joined up calmly and rationally.Gardening has again become guilt free and fun."

John Blowick

We thoroughly enjoyed the gardening course and are sure that our garden will benefit from all the information and tips we received.   We also enjoyed Isabelle's excellent catering.   We wish you both well - your creativity deserves success.   Sincerely,  

Roy and Joan Rohu

Co Mayo

"One of the most innovative teachers I have met is Frenchman Tanguy de Toulgoet"

Dermot O'Neill
Irish independant

"Tanguy is acutely aware of the tiny relationships in nature that make a huge difference to the ultimate health of a garden. "

Jane Powers
Irish times

"Tanguy & Isabelle are so generous and instantly make you feel welcome. Their passion for organic gardening is infectious.I have done gardening courses before but this one is special, their commonsense approach, packed with information delivered in a way that is easy to understand. The day is broken up with breaks with great home cooked food, allowing time for discussion. "

Helen Van Dessel

"I have been meaning to thank both you and Isabelle for a wonderful day last saturday; it was memorable for the delicous food we ate and all the information you gave us. I found it all really interesting and a lot of new information to take in. I have been gardening for many years but much of what you said was totally different!"
Lucy Moore