Dublin Garden Festival

The second annual Dublin Garden Festival, will take place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2015.

The theme of this year’s festival is all about fairy tales and the cathedral will be adorned with floral installations and props so that it is transformed into an enchanting magical wonderland. Hundreds of flowers will be used to create a stunning display of contemporary and traditional floral designs, under the lead of artistic director and award-winning floral artist, Christopher White.

To complement the event, a summer market with food, craft and garden stalls will be held within the Cathedral’s historic grounds. The wonderful architecture of the Cathedral, its vast spaces and detailed craftsmanship providing a unique and striking backdrop.

Visitors will receive gardening advice from renowned and much loved personalities from the world of gardening and horticulture, along with ‘Gardening With The Experts’ series taking place in the Cathedral’s historic Music Room, featuring a host of prolific expert gardeners discussing everything from money-saving composting to creating your very own urban garden.

Outside, adorning the grounds will be horticultural displays, Irish food produce, urban gardens, birds of prey, a petting zoo, craft demonstrations, live entertainment and an outdoor artisan food market.

Guest speakers will include Irish media personality and broadcaster Eamon Dunphy; former Green Party politician and author of ‘Trevor’s Kitchen Garden’, Trevor Sargent; gardening expert Helen Dillon. Jane McCorkell, Landscaping Architect and 5-Time Gold medal winner at Bloom; and award-winning florist and Chelsea Flower Show medallist Christopher White.

Children and all visitors are more then welcome to join our amazing WORKSHOPS: Flower Arranging with Christopher White,
Floral Headbands with Ruth Kenny, Magic Music with Catherine Dunphy, Upcycling with Lynn Haughton and our special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

On Sunday 21st from 10am – 12.30pm enjoy the company of he best known garden designer Diarmuid Gavin in an exclusive CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST (Christ Church Cathedral Deanery). Limited tickets availble.

Opening times: 9am – 7pm from Friday to Saturday and 12.30pm – 7pm on Sunday. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Tickets available here