Carlow Garden Festival 2022

Carlow Garden Festival

Carlow Garden Festival

Friday 22nd July – Monday 1st August 2022

Carlow Garden Festival 2022 Events

Nature Sketching Walk with Melissa Culhane along the River Barrow in Leighlinbridge

Nature Sketching Walk with Melissa Culhane along the River Barrow in Leighlinbridge Melissa Culhane, award-winning illustrator of Naturama, the number one bestseller in Irish children’s non-fiction […]

The Design Off – Choose Between Garden Designs by James Alexander Sinclair and Adam Frost

Design Off - Choose Between Garden Designs by James Alexander Sinclair and Adam Frost A very special start to mark the 20th anniversary celebrations of the […]

Planting Yourself Better

Planting Yourself Better in a Sensory Garden Leonie Cornelius, gold medal winner at Bloom, shows you how to plant yourself happy with sensory garden ideas that […]

Cut Flowers – From the Garden to the Vase

Cut Flowers - From the Garden to the Vase In this hands-on workshop Fionnuala Fallon, Irish Times gardening correspondent explains the key principles of cut flower […]

Being Energy Aware Matters

Being Energy Aware Matters Shirley Lanigan explores why being energy aware matters – the code by which The Barrow Experience project operates. It is a code […]

20 Years of TV Gardening

20 Years of TV gardening - Joe Swift Joe Swift talks candidly about his experiences being a TV gardener. Having presented Gardeners World and most of […]

Garden Tour Of Delta Sensory Gardens

Garden tour of Delta Sensory Gardens with Arthur Shackleton Enjoy a tour of Delta's sixteen sensory gardens, many of whom were designed by national and international […]

Garden Tour Of The Meadows

Garden tour of The Meadows by Arthur Shackleton Renowned garden designer Arthur Shackleton leads this tour around the garden of the great artist and painter Philippa […]

A Talk on Altamont – The Creation of an Important Irish Garden

A Talk on Altamont Gardens - the Creation of an Important Irish Garden Turtle Bunbury charts the story of Altamont through the centuries from its reputed […]

The Gardens of the Newt – A Journey Spanning Three Centuries

The Gardens of the Newt – A Journey Spanning Three Centuries Travel back in time with Arthur Cole to discover the origins of an exceptional garden […]

Petal to Plate

Petal to Plate As the interest in unusual edibles continues to grow, this workshop provides helpful information and advice allowing you to pick plants that make […]

Stephanie Hafferty at Shankill Castle – An Afternoon of Talks and Supper

Delivered by UK gardener Stephanie Hafferty, this afternoon of talks and supper is a must for anybody interested in growing their own food. Stephanie Hafferty has […]

Search and Rescue – Bringing Gardens Back to Life

Search and Rescue - Bringing Gardens Back to Life In this special 20th anniversary programme, garden historian expert Belinda Jupp makes her first visit to the […]

Horticultural Happy Pill

Horticultural Happy Pill The evidence for the mental and physical benefits of gardening is stacking up. James Wong is a Royal Botanic Garden, Kew-trained botanist, international […]

The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors From tiny moss terrariums and planted tanks, to indoor lily ponds, fern-encrusted fountains and lush living walls, James will take you on a […]

Tom Coward and Jim Gardiner at Altamont

Continuing the Magic at Gravetye Manor (11.30 a.m.) and Shrubs - Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride (3 p.m.) Continuing the Magic at Gravetye Manor Head […]

Woodland Gardening with Ken Cox

Woodland Gardening with Ken Cox Kenneth Cox presents his most popular and spectacular talk, a 1 hour visual feast on his 2018 publication Woodland Gardening. The talk […]

Garden Talk with Finola Reid

Garden Talk Finola Reid promises an interesting and informative tour of Burtown House and Gardens exploring the delights of these beautiful surroundings while sharing her passion […]

Community Gardens – Health and Well Being Benefits & Plant Safari Walk

Talk 1: With a background in social and therapeutic horticulture, Fiann Ó Nualláin has extensive experience in creating community gardens as an outreach horticulturist working across Dublin and Leinster. In this talk Fiann will explore the health and well-being benefits of gardening and the bridge building that happens within community spaces.

Talk 2: In this plant safari walk around An Gairdín Beo, Fiann presents both vegetables, native species, medicinal herbs and other plants grown on site to explain their health benefits. Have your notepad and questions ready to solve those garden problems you may have and to tap into Fiann’s wonderful expertise on human health.

Guided tour of the Myshall Tree Trail with Eanna Ni Lamhna 2.30 p.m.

Eanna Ni Lamhna, President of the Tree Council of Ireland promises an informative and entertaining walk around the village of Myshall and its tree trail, which features twenty five notable species, both native and non-native.