GROW – LEARN – SHOP – EXPLORE – EAT
The RHSI and The Alfred Beit Foundation teamed up for the third year to host a spectacular Garden Show on Sunday, 28th July 2019 in the beautiful parkland setting of Russborough, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.
With plenty to occupy the experienced and the novice gardener, children and families, attractions included plant stalls from some of Ireland’s leading nurseries, stalls dealing in garden accessories, cut flowers, artisan foods and botanic-inspired art and craft, all complementing the beautiful plant offering. See MARKETPLACE below for a full list.
Under the ‘Learn’ banner, there were talks in the Hippodrome from such luminaries as Éanna Ní Lamhna, Oliver Schurmannn, Hester Forde, Hazel Proctor, Mick Kelly, Ed Burnham and Anne Swithinbank offering their expert insights; with Peter Donegan, fresh from speaking at the RHS Cardiff Talks Theatre, as MC. See HIPPODROME below for timetable.
The Garden & Landscape Design Association offered Garden Design Clinics in the RHSI Walled Garden which will have many other attractions. See WALLED GARDEN below for timetable.
Ticket holders also benefitted from all of Russborough’s many amenities, including walks, a fairy trail for children, 25% discounts to tour Russborough House or visit the National Birds of Prey Centre – a special flight demonstration is also scheduled as part of the day.
The organisers are immensely grateful to anchor sponsor, Quinns Superstore; to the Leader Programme, in particular for their focus on biodiversity and sustainability. Friends of the Show are GLDA, mycabin.ie, The Irish Garden, Euro Garden & Home and Quilter Cheviot. A particular thanks goes to RHSI garden manager, May Maguire and the RHSI team of volunteers who keep the Walled Garden in peak condition.
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