Show Gardens Application

Show Gardens Application

Calling all professional designers/landscapers!

All applications to be received by Monday 5 February 2018.

Funding Scheme

The objective of this scheme is twofold:

  1. To provide visitors to the Show with ideas and inspiration for their gardens
  2. To create quality gardens by assisting designers/landscapers with costs

Some funding towards the cost of gardens will be offered by Garden Show Ireland to designers/landscapers whose Show Garden Applications meet the approval of the Show Garden Panel. Funding values are small and only a limited amount of funding is available. Acceptance of applications will be entirely at the discretion of the Show Garden Panel. This money must be channelled back into the garden and is for materials, planting, electrics, features. All additional costs must be covered by designers/landscapers themselves.

Designers/landscapers are encouraged to seek sponsorship whether cash or in-kind. Re-cycling to reduce cost and waste is also encouraged and will be recognised in the judging.

Funding values are as follows:

  • 8m x 6m Garden: £1200
  • 5m x 5m Garden: £500

Gardens depicting a number of different themes will be accepted (see Application Form).

Garden Show Ireland will work with designers/landscapers to promote their gardens, and their businesses, on the Garden Show Ireland website and through social media opportunities.

50% of your funding will be paid on Monday 9 April, with the remaining 50% paid within fourteen days of the Show closing.

The second payment is subject to the garden achieving a Silver Award or above and also subject to the approval of itemised receipts for purchases made (a Form will be provided for this purpose). Payment will be paid by BACS using Bank details as provided on your Application Form. Bronze and no Award gardens will not receive the second payment.

Application Form
Completing this application gives professional garden designers/landscapers the opportunity to showcase your design intentions and provide an overall impression of your garden. The information provided will be used by the Show Garden selection panel in the process of accepting gardens to the Show and providing funding for Show Gardens.

When submitting this form, please supply the following supporting documents in PDF format (or JPEG for design drawings ):
1) Completed application
2) Two overall plan drawings in colour showing the garden from different perspectives .
Please ensure you submit an accurate, detailed plan that clearly reflects the design of your garden to its best effect. If submitting hand drawings, do not send originals.
3) Any other relevant details such as example buildings, sculptures, unusual features.

The Applications will be examined by the Show Garden Selection Panel and we will notify applicants of the outcome by Monday 12 February.
If accepted, you are then required to submit the following:
4) Proof of Public Liability Insurance.
5) Risk Assessment Form.

For more information or if you have queries, please get in touch with Claire on:
[email protected]
Tel: 0044 (0) 7703 534623 or 00353 (0) 86 8580602

Completed applications must be received by Monday 5 February 2018 either by:
email to: [email protected]
or by post to: Garden Show Ireland, 31 Spa Road, Ballynahinch, Co Down BT24 8PT

Download Show Garden Application