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Get your garden Spring ready at the Spring Plant Fair!

Bedding flowering plants.

Treat your garden to a facelift as Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council hosts its first Spring Plant Fair next weekend!

This new event offers plenty of specialist plant sellers to choose from and with free entry and free parking, the Spring Plant Fair is a must for all green fingered gardeners and budding enthusiasts.

From ornamental annuals and perennials, to spring and early summer bedding plants, there will be pollinators, wildflower seed, plants for pots and containers, indoor plants, shrubs and trees – a gardener’s dream!


Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross commented:

“This event will have a superb selection of bulbs, plants and shrubs available, giving you the perfect opportunity to stock up on some new pieces for your garden.

"If you would like to transform your garden but don’t know where to begin, there will be plenty of experts available to give you the advice you need.

Admission is free of charge, so I would encourage everyone to come and check it out.”

Flowers in pots

This fantastic event will be held on Saturday 22 April at Jordanstown Loughshore Park

Garden Show Ireland Ambassador, Diarmuid Gavin added:

“The Spring Plant Fair will be a great opportunity to buy your planting and also speak to the specialist plant sellers and get expert advice on what flowers will work best for your space. So whether you have a balcony or a large garden, specialists will be on hand to advise you what plants will work best, where to plant them and how to nurture them.

"We are also delighted to be welcoming a specialist grower from Holland who will bring his amazing collection of quality flower bulbs and garden plants.

"Come along on Saturday 22 April from 10am-5pm and get your garden looking fabulous.”

Parking and a free shuttle bus is available at the Park and Ride facility at Ulster University, Jordanstown.

Admission is free of charge.

For more details visit This event is a new addition to the annual Garden Show Ireland event taking place at Antrim Castle Gardens from 16-18 June.


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