24 Jul Why you Should Visit Carlow Garden Festival 2023
The annual Carlow Garden Festival takes place from Saturday 23rd July – Saturday 5th August, and offers the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of nature and to learn about all things gardening, irrespective of your level of knowledge. The festival boasts a variety of activities and attractions, including:
- Access to local beautiful gardens including Altamont Gardens,Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens, Huntington Castle Gardens and Delta Sensory Gardens.
- Educational exhibits and workshops hosted by the best in the business.
- Biodiversity Workshops
- Nature and Tree Trails
- Family-friendly activities
Here are a few reasons why you should attend a garden festival:
- You’ll be inspired by beautiful gardens. Garden festivals showcase a wide variety of gardens, from traditional to contemporary. You’ll see gardens that are designed for beauty, for function, and most importantly biodiversity with gardens that are designed to attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.
- An obvious one but you’ll learn about gardening. An increasingly popular pastime, workshops will take place on a variety of topics such as plant care, composting, and sustainable gardening. Use the opportunity to talk to expert gardeners and get advice on your own gardening projects.
- You’ll have fun family-friendly activities. Many garden festivals offer activities for children, such as face painting, arts and crafts, and games. You can also enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens with your family.
Here are a few tips for planning your trip to the Carlow Garden Festival:
- Check the date and time of the events that are key for you on this website, then make sure to check with us directly about your B&B needs. Rooms are selling out fast.
- Find out what activities will be offered at the festival. This will help you plan what to wear and bring with you. Keep in mind that some events are free, and others are ticketed.
- Decide how you will get to the festival events. Many garden festivals are held in multiple locations around the county, so you may need to drive.
- Pack a picnic lunch. Many garden festivals do not have food vendors, so it’s a good idea to bring your own food.
- Dress for the weather! We’ve had a rainy July and of course Garden festivals are often held outdoors, so be sure to pack your rain jacket and umbrella.
If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to spend a few days this summer, head to Carlow, and stay with us at Avlon House B&B where we offer great value accommodation with exceptional breakfasts and free parking in the heart of the town.