Create your very own Narnia garden this May

Drawing inspiration from CS Lewis books at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens are team challengers Jim Clark, Billy Watt, Molly Gordon who all attend OCN Garden Design course at the South Eastern Regional College, Holywood Campus.

The Team Garden Challenge, which is supported by the Enkalon Foundation, is calling out for participants to create a CS Lewis inspired Narnia garden at the Show which runs from 5th to 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

The team challenge is an opportunity for community groups, sports clubs, businesses, groups of friends or even just family members to take on the challenge of building a garden in one day. Teams can take as much time as they need to plan and design their 3m x 3m plot in advance of the Show and then on Thursday 4th May they have one day to build the garden on site.

Teams this year are being asked to create Narnia Gardens inspired by the famous CS Lewis literature. There will be no shortage of inspiration with the famous Belfast author having penned seven tales in the world famous Narnia series. From the iconic lamppost to the whimsical toffee trees and not forgetting the magical wardrobe doors, garden designers will have great fun creating something for the many thousands who attend the Show to enjoy.

One team who have already completed their application form is students form the Horticulture and Garden Design course at South Eastern Regional College, their Lecturer Joanna Loane explains why they got involved,

“The Team Challenge Competition is a great way for us to enrich our Students’ experience while they are studying Horticulture and Garden Design at SERC. The students get the opportunity to be involved in the design and build of a garden, at the same time developing other essential skills such as teamwork and communication. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland also gives the Students the opportunity to meet and talk to other Show Garden Teams, as well as a wide range of professionals within the Horticulture Industry.”

Find out how you can get involved.

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