Bringing the outside inside! Friday 13 – Sunday 15 June, 2014
Featuring THE BEST OF IRISH GARDENING TALENT
Diarmuid Gavin :: Dermot O’Neill :: Helen Dillon :: Gerry Daly and lots more…
Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce its first ever garden festival. From Friday 13th until Sunday 15th June 2014, Christ Church Cathedral will be transformed into a stunning floral arcadia with contemporary and classic arrangements designed by some of Ireland’s most talented and award-winning floral artists. As a leading tourist destination, every year we welcome thousands of visitors through our doors to either visit a site of unique heritage or to celebrate with us. We look forward to welcoming many more to enjoy the spectacular array of floral displays that will fill the medieval building with colour on the festival weekend, when we will truly bring the outside inside!
Inside, a spectacular array of floral displays will fill the medieval building with colour. What could be more stunning than to witness thousands of flowers displayed in one of the finest cathedrals in Ireland? Visitors will receive gardening advice from renowned and much loved personalities from the world of gardening and horticulture. 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 tent full of gourmet food including afternoon tea.
Each day, a number of talks entitled ‘Gardening With The Experts’ will take place in the Cathedral’s historic South Transept featuring a host of prolific expert gardeners discussing everything from money-saving composting to creating your very own urban garden. The line-up is as follows:
Friday 13 June
11am: Helen Dillon | 2pm: Matthew Jebb | 3pm: Christopher White | 6pm: Fiann O Nuallain
Saturday 14 June
10am: Kitty Scully | 12.00pm: Fiann O Nuallain | 1.30pm: Dermot O’Neill | 3.00pm: Christopher White | 4.30pm: Gerry Daly | 6.00pm: Jane McCorkell
Sunday 15 June
1pm: Diarmuid Gavin
Music will fill the cathedral each day including recitals, bird song and much more. The stellar voices of Christ Church Cathedral Choir will perform a special concert at 3.30pm on Sunday with Benjamin Britten’s beautiful unaccompanied work, Five Flower Songs. This beautiful and enchanting work continues to be a delight while the open-air songs have all the summer charm their title promises. A beautiful and unforgettable afternoon awaits all who attend.
Whether you are visiting on your own, as a family, with group of friends or even in a coach-full, the Dublin Garden Festival at Christ Church Cathedral can guarantee a fantastic day out. With something for everyone and fun for all the family, don’t miss this unique event right in the heart of the city.
Open Friday 13 and Saturday 14th from 9am until 9pm and Sunday 15th from 12.30pm to 7pm. Admission – €12 / €10 conc. 2 Day Pass – €20/€16 conc. 3 Day Pass – 30/€25 conc. Groups of 10 or more: €8.50. Children under 12 go free. Early Bird offer available now on Ticketmaster: €10 / €16; 2 Day Pass: €25. 3 Day Pass – €30. offer ends 6th June.
For further information, please visit www.dublingardenfestival.ie