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The biggest garden party of the year: Garden Show Ireland is just two weeks away!

Little Megan ready to garden party!

Little Megan ready to garden party!


In its 20th year, Garden Show Ireland returns to Antrim Castle Gardens for a three-day extravaganza, promising a vibrant celebration of flowers, food, and fun for the whole family.


Join Garden Show Ireland ambassador, Diarmuid Gavin and special guests including Marie Staunton and Paul Smyth from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June for NI’s largest gardening festival, set to be bigger and better than ever before!



The show offers a wealth of inspiration for gardeners of all levels. Learn from industry experts, browse and buy from specialist plant growers, and attend workshops and demonstrations on various topics, from flower arranging to vegetable growing.


Phillip, Chris, Carrie, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper, Louise, Sammy

Phillip, Chris, Carrie, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper, Louise, Sammy


Alongside the colourful horticulture the show boasts a bustling craft and food village in partnership with Craft NI and Food NI. Visitors can expect a delicious selection of artisan food, fantastic local crafts, live music and much, much more.


Serving up plenty of ideas and inspiration for your own garden, green-fingered enthusiasts and budding gardeners can soak up expert advice from the industry’s brightest.



Specialist plant growers to celebrate this year’s bloom and share creative insights across a range of workshops, panel discussions and masterclasses on topics ranging from flower farming and growing your own produce to pots, planting and gardening for small spaces.


The dream team behind this year’s event, Sammy, Louise, Carrie, Chris, Megan, and Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper

The dream team behind this year’s event, Sammy, Louise, Carrie, Chris, Megan, and Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper


Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper commented:


“There is a buzz around Antrim Castle Gardens, anticipating the infamous Garden Show Ireland. I am always blown away by the hard work and dedication that the council events team show behind the scenes to make this three day event the spectacular extravaganza that it is!”


Garden Show Ireland ambassador, Diarmuid Gavin commented:


“I can’t wait to return to Garden Show Ireland to meet the throngs of gardening enthusiasts who descend on the beautiful and historic Antrim Castle Gardens for three days in June to revel in plants, design and outdoor festivities! It’s my favourite weekend of the year and I’m looking forward to telling garden tales and answering questions! So come and join us for the greatest of garden parties!”



Tickets for Garden Show Ireland cost £12.50 and can be purchased online at gardenshowireland.com Children under 16 go free.

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