Festival of Flowers & Gardens

Festival of Flowers & Gardens

Garden gurus galore!

Allianz Garden Show Ireland brings together all the gardening expertise you need to get those garden questions answered!

Celebrity Gardeners will be offering advice and sharing some of their experiences with Show visitors. Joe Swift, a familiar gardening face having been a regular presenter on BBC Gardeners World since 1998 and anchorman for BBC’s coverage of Chelsea Flower Show, joins us on Friday 5 May to talk about ‘Making your dream garden garden come true on a budget’.

Hear about the ups and downs of growing your own from GIY (Grow It Yourself) Ireland founder, Michael Kelly. Michael suggests the Top 5 Veg you absolutely have to grow! And our team of experts will be there to answer all your gardening questions in the Garden Talks Tent which this year will be beautifully decorated by the NI Flower & Foliage Association.

Gardens and displays abound in this year’s Show with ideas and inspiration on how to achieve the results you want in your own garden space. A feature garden, created by young gold medal winning designer, James Purdy, takes centre stage and will be a ‘WOW’ with its wacky ideas! Taking its theme from the Show’s 2017 ‘Heritage’ theme, James’s garden “Heritage of Place” is inspired by the Mourne landscape which was Tolkien’s inspiration for his Lord of the Rings novels.

Hundreds of plants from the specialist nurseries in the Growers Pavilion and Plant Mall will be on display and to purchase. The growers themselves are on hand to share their knowledge and give expert advice on planting and growing. And visitors will be able to choose their favourite display and be in with the chance of winning a 3D landscape design package worth £300 kindly sponsored by AG (Acheson Glover).

In 2017 the new expanded Flower Arranging Pavilion will feature floral artistry created by members of the Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies (NIGFAS). Members from 10 groups from all around the country will be interpreting the theme, “Down the Garden Path” in their amazing creations.

Demonstrations and workshops on how to create stunning flower arrangements are run each day by Therese Quinn and Roberta Orr.

Check out the fabulous programmes we have in store for you:

A Fabulous Programme of Parterre Performances

A Fabulous Programme of Flowers

A Fabulous Programme of Gardens

A Fabulous Programme of Food

A Fabulous Programme for Little Green Fingers

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