Carlow Garden Festival comes into bloom on Saturday and Sunday

Great line-up of events over the next three days

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Ducketts Grove garden a real gem

Chris Beardshaw and Fergus Garrett at Altamont Plant Sales
August 3, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Altamont Plant Sales & Walled Garden, Altamont Gardens 
Tullow, Co. Carlow

A celebrated Designer, Plantsman and Broadcaster Chris Beardshaw has clocked up over 30 years’ experience in the horticultural world. Known for his BBC television and radio work Chris is also a well-loved speaker and lecturer and is the author of 4 books.

Assumpta Broomfield at Burtown House and Gardens
August 4, 11:30am
Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare

Burtown House is one of two 17th century houses in Kildare to never have been sold, and the only house that you can visit, and have guided tours by family members. It is the only original Quaker house in Ireland that can be visited that is still lived in by the family that built it from this period.

Dermot O’Neill at Huntington Castle, Clonegal, Carlow
August 4, 3:30pm

Dermot O’ Neill, with us each year by popular demand since the start of the Carlow Garden Festival back in 2002, visits Huntington Castle for a garden tour taking in the many delights of this attraction, from the 17th century parterres to the ancient Yew Walk, the “Wilderness” woodland, the kitchen gardens, the Greenhouse and the recently restored Rose Gardens.

Carol Klein at Duckett’s Grove
August 5, 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, Kneestown, Co. Carlow

Enjoy a garden party in the beautiful surrounds of Duckett’s Grove Historic House and Walled Gardens. Featuring vintage dress, classical and musical entertainment, traditional activities for the children, picnics on the lawn, a talk with the highly popular and talented UK gardener Carol Klein and the opportunity to view the beautifully restored walled gardens. Carol will talk about her time as a nursery owner and gardener and will discuss her favourite plants and the plants she found difficult to propagate.

Elma Fenton at Delta Sensory Gardens
August 6, 12:00 pm
Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre, Strawhall Estate 
Carlow, Co. Carlow

Elma Fenton, renowned Irish and international ecological landscape architect and garden designer promises an interesting and informative tour of the Delta Sensory Gardens. Elma designed the beautiful “Circle of Life” at Delta Sensory Gardens and will impart some of the thoughts behind this. Explore the delights of these beautiful surroundings where Elma shares her passion and knowledge of plants and garden design. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to rest and indulge their senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and visual delight at this wonderful garden tour.

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