Can't make it to West Cork ?
.........Future Forests might be coming to a Garden Event in your
part of the country !
The Show Season has Started .....hope
to see you at:
The Claregalway Spring Gardening Fair ~
Sunday April 2nd.
Claregalway, Co Galway
As well as our
regular Friday stand at Bantry
Market, you can find a miniature
at many of the Plant Fairs and Garden Festivals around the country during the summer
We love them !
Such a great
opportunity to talk plants and gardens
with other enthusiasts and most of all, to
meet those of you who have had plants from
us by mail order.
of these events are held in beautiful settings and are also fund
raisers for deserving charities
As well as specialist nurseries
and other garden related stands, you can find food stalls, talks,
kids activities, music and other
entertainments making them a great day out
for all the family
bring all our stock with us !
if you are looking for particular plants, avoid disappointment and
delivery costs by pre-ordering at least 3 days before each show.
We highly recommend visiting the
following events in 2017
will have a stand at all those listed below except Bloom
your community is holding an event and would like to feature a
please tell us
& our comments on last year
Castle: Spring Garden Event
Claregalway, Co. Galway
Sunday 2nd April
11am - 6pm
Specialist nurseries offer a wide selection of
plants. Coffee shop and a 'foodie forum' with workshops for all the
2016: What a great day for a first
event and a wonderful venue. Gardeners were keen to get
their gardens looking great for the spring / summer & they didn't go
away empty handed
Fota House: Plant and Garden Fair
Fota, Co. Cork. www.fotahouse.com
Donation 8 euro, free parking
(Most of the profits are donated to Marymount Hospice )
Sunday 23rd April
11am - 4pm
Lots of excellent
plant stands bursting
with new stock and a chance
to explore the famous arboretum.
2016: Dry & cold this year but gardeners were on
the look out for new & unusual plants.
2015: Warm and sunny, Fota
buzzed with gardeners like bees round a honey pot.
2014: Lovely weather and lots of enthusiastic gardeners ~
'Horticultural Heaven' !
Clare Garden Festival
Ennis, Co Clare
Admission 8 euro, free parking
plus this year the new FRINGE event
which kicks off on Fri 28th with a showing of 'Dare to be Wild' and
talks by Mary Reynolds & Ciaran Burke
Sunday 30th April
11am - 5pm
This community orientated show
gets better every year: show gardens, kids'
artisan food and masses of Plants ~
check out the FRINGE event
2016: Crowds of all ages enjoying a great day .
Clare has a festival to be proud of.
2015: Wonderful day with something for
everyone. Eric McNamara's show garden was
2014: Great atmosphere & so
much on offer.
Rare & Special Plant Fair
Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford
Admission etc tbc
Sunday 14th May
10am - 5pm
THE show for finding something
different and this year's fair is a great opportunity to explore
these famous gardens.
2016: A wonderful day & so well organised by the
2015: Airfield was a great venue. An enjoyable day for novices, expert gardeners and the
2014: The sheltered
courtyards of Kilruddery were stuffed with unusual plants....and lots of them
found new homes !
Mallow Home & Garden Festival
Cork Racecourse, Mallow, Co. Cork
Sun 28th May
No wonder this major Cork show
attracts visitors from all over the country ~ there is something for
2016: What a great weekend. The sun shone and
there were crowds of happy visitors
015: The Gardens looked
great ! Plants, talks, dog shows, kids entertainment and for the
first time, a range of food stalls to suit every taste
2014: 3 days of sunshine
made for a wonderful festival and it was great to see so many old
The Phoenix Park, Dublin
Mon. 7th June
10am - 6pm
Ireland's biggest garden show
2014: So many plants, so
many people. It was great !
As the Mallow Festival is the weekend
before, Future Forests will NOT
have a stand at Bloom this year. We have to put our own county
first plus our connection with Mallow goes back to the 1st festival
in 1999 !
However we hope to visit Bloom & encourage you to do the same.
Laois Garden Festival
Spink Community Grounds, Abbeyleix, Co.
Sun 11th June
We enjoyed this Midlands show so much. Good speakers, lots of plant stalls and
fun for all the family
relaxed and so well organised.
We hope this becomes an annual event
Galway Garden Festival
Claregalway Castle, Claregalway, Co. Galway
Profits to Galway Simon Community and CBM
Saturday 1st. and
Sunday 2nd. July
11am to 6pm
Wonderful, relaxed atmosphere, great artisan
food, excellent speakers, a bookshop. kids stuff, art
& music as well
as plants....and gate profits go to charity
Always a great weekend with quality plants and lots of entertainment
The sun shone & the
Castle grounds looked better than ever.
2014: As good as ever...some think better
Blarney in Bloom
Blarney Castle, Co. Cork
Profits to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
10am - 5pm
Another charity fund raiser and what a setting
plus a chance to enjoy the wonderful Blarney
gardens & arboretum !
2016: The Blarney Show Garden was a great
addition. Fun for all the family & a great range of special plants
for the keen gardeners
More stands and
activities than ever, just a shame that it was so wet & windy
2014: Wonderful ! Great atmosphere, entertainments, food & plenty of plant stalls
Russborough House, Blessington,
Saturday 29th July
10.30 - 5.30
Russborough has hosted
the R & S Plant Fair twice and now hopes to have an annual Garden
NB Open to RHSI members from 9.30...so if you belong,
you get the pick of the plants !
Summer Plant Fair
The Phoenix Park, Dublin
Unusual plants in a beautiful setting... plus farmers' market and
admittance is free !
Lovely to see so
many people, young and old, enjoying the fine day, the lovely plant
displays and talks.
2014: Lots of enthusiastic gardeners and the rain held off to the
very end of the show.
Castle: Autumn Garden Event
Claregalway, Co. Galway
Following on the success of their Spring Fair, you
can find choice plants from Ireland's specialist nurseries
2016: Wild & windy but great fun !
We'll be back again next year.
ISNA Plant Fair
Fota, Co. Cork.
11am to 4pm
Autumn is such a good time to plant and this show,
organised by the Irish Specialist Nursery Association
will have plenty on offer to enhance your garden through till next
summer...and we are due a fine day !
A bad weather forecast didn't deter the avid
fun despite the showers and we look forward to being back for the
Spring show April 2016
2014: A beautiful day, the perfect end of
There may be others so do check back
and if you are holding an event and would like
to come along, please let us know
Our monthly newsletter also features details of up-coming shows. If you'd like to join, just email us at
regular Plant Stand on
Bantry Square will be back againnext
Kealkil, Bantry, Co.Cork
00 353 (0)27 66176