Russborough House, Blessington
Russborough is gearing up for the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI) Garden Show 2019 on Sunday next, July 28, from 10am-5pm.
Whilst visitors could happily lose themselves in the colour and spectacle of the walled gardens and walkways, there's something for every member of the family from the playground to the Fairy Trail, Birds of Prey Centre, Maze, etc plus musical entertainment.
The Garden & Landscape Design Association will be offering Garden Design Clinics (separate booking required). These take place in the RHSI Walled Garden at Russborough which will also play host to music from the Ballymore Eustace Concert Band, demonstrations, workshops, RHSI garden tours and more, as well as providing plenty of gardening inspiration in its own right.
With plenty to occupy the experienced and the novice gardener, children and families, attractions will include plant stalls from some of Ireland’s leading nurseries, including Camolin Potting Shed, Leamore Nursery, Rare Plants Ireland and Shady Plants Nursery. There will also be select stalls dealing in garden accessories, cut flowers, artisan foods and home produce, botanic-inspired art and craft, all complementing the beautiful plant offering.
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Under the ‘Learn’ banner, they are including talks in the Hippodrome from such luminaries as Eanna Ni 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 emcee.
Ticket holders will also benefit from a 25% discount to tour Russborough House or visit the National Birds of Prey Centre — a special flight demonstration is also scheduled as part of the day. Advance admission tickets are available now for €8 per adult via Eventbrite and on Russborough's website. Admission on the day will cost €10 (€8 for RHSI members and Russborough Season ticket holders).
Free admission for children and parking is also free. See russborough.ie or rhsi.ie