Art in the Gardens

Art in the Gardens

Antrim Castle Gardens will be transformed into a celebration of Northern Irish heritage through the arts, during the Allianz Garden Show Ireland which takes place 5th to 7th May.

With a stunning selection of live music throughout the Show, a unique tree hanging exhibition and large scale floral art displays it is set to be a true artistic delight not forgetting the exceptional garden designs that visitors will see.

We are so excited to be offering such a rich variety of artistic activities this year in our celebration of Northern Ireland’s heritage. It is a privilege to host the up and coming young talent represented in the Brass Ensemble and in Sestina, alongside our evergreen Martello Jazz Band, as well as the unique experience of hosting the Sing for Life Choir which plays such an important role in the lives of many in our community affected by cancer. All of them demonstrate the importance of music and will be adding to the unique atmosphere of the Show.

And how unique is a tree hanging exhibition! Visitors to the Show will be amazed by a real one of a kind exhibition which has been created by the Loose Thread Quilters, whose large tree hanging displays of over 30 quilts will be suspended from trees in the gardens. The exhibition quilts are all handmade and inspired by our rich heritage within Northern Ireland.

Large scale floral displays interpreting the theme, “Down the Garden Path” are being created by members of the Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies from all around Northern Ireland in the newly expanded Flower Arranging Pavilion. As well as a wide selection of flower arranging demonstrations and workshops throughout the three day event.

Northern Ireland’s rich heritage in traditional countryside crafts will be evident through talented craftsmen demonstrating their skills at the Show. Visitors will be able to enjoy blacksmith Eamonn Higgins working with the glowing metal as he creates items live for visitors as well as gifted craftsmen creating wood sculptures from bog oak.

Book your tickets here to avail of a special online saving.

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