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Discover the timeless and unspoiled Carlow landscape. Picturesque villages, meandering rivers, rolling hills combined with the colourful tales of our people, past and present. Explore our rich heritage and vibrant present. Feel inspired. Feel charmed. Feel free. Wander off the Track and uncover a world of hidden gems in Carlow

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CARLOW GARDEN FESTIVAL 2024

July 27th – August 4th

The Carlow Garden Festival is a wonderful opportunity for budding and experienced gardeners.

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🌿A huge congratulations to @cobwebgardendesign over on Instagram, today’s winner of the 2 free tickets to see Arthur Parkinson at Duckett’s Grove and a signed copy of Arthur’s beautiful book, 'The Flower Yard'!

If you missed out, tickets are still available for only €19.50!

👉You can get your tickets here: carlowgardentrail.com/festival-programme/

Don't miss out on this fascinating talk with bestselling author and UK gardening expert, Arthur Parkinson. Renowned for his book, “The Flower Yard,” Arthur brings a treasure trove of ideas and inspirations for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels. Discover seasonal planting ideas and recommended varieties to spark creativity and create the perfect flower border.

Arthur unveils the secrets to curating a flower garden that thrives through the seasons, sharing his top plant varieties and innovative planting techniques designed to maximise beauty in your own outdoor space.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener looking to elevate your gardening space or a novice, eager to learn more about flower gardening, this talk promises a wealth of knowledge to spark your creativity.

Don’t forget, there is still a chance to win 2 free tickets Tom Stuart-Smith & Matthew Pottage at Altamont Plant Sales!

Duckett's Grove
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🌿A huge congratulations to @cobwebgardendesign over on Instagram, today’s winner of the 2 free tickets to see Arthur Parkinson at Duckett’s Grove and a signed copy of Arthur’s beautiful book, The Flower Yard! 

If you missed out, tickets are still available for only €19.50!

👉You can get your tickets here: https://carlowgardentrail.com/festival-programme/

Dont miss out on this fascinating talk with bestselling author and UK gardening expert, Arthur Parkinson. Renowned for his book, “The Flower Yard,” Arthur brings a treasure trove of ideas and inspirations for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels. Discover seasonal planting ideas and recommended varieties to spark creativity and create the perfect flower border.

Arthur unveils the secrets to curating a flower garden that thrives through the seasons, sharing his top plant varieties and innovative planting techniques designed to maximise beauty in your own outdoor space.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener looking to elevate your gardening space or a novice, eager to learn more about flower gardening, this talk promises a wealth of knowledge to spark your creativity.

Don’t forget, there is still a chance to win 2 free tickets Tom Stuart-Smith & Matthew Pottage at Altamont Plant Sales! 

Ducketts Grove   
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Huge thanks to KCLR96FM for a lovely interview yesterday morning all about the Carlow Garden Festival and all things gardening! 🌿

Ann-Marie Powell told us about her upcoming talk this Saturday evening in Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven. Joining her on the night will be Alan Gray of East Ruston Old Vicarage, widely regarded as the one of the finest gardens in the UK.

Eileen O’Rourke of Carlow Tourism gave an overview of many of the other festival highlights this year from Matthew Pottage and Tom Stuart Smith at Altamont Plant Sales to Arthur Parkinson, one of the young stars of UK gardening in Duckett’s Grove Historic House and Walled Gardens.

You can listen back here!
or you can catch the full show here: player.autopod.xyz/648151

Visit www.carlowgardentrail.com/festival-programme/ to book your tickets!

Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven ann-marie powell gardens Duckett's Grove Altamont Gardens
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🎉A huge congratulations to @mrspcody over on Instagram, today’s winner of the 2 free tickets to the grand opening of this year’s Carlow Garden Festival and a signed copy of Ann Marie Powell’s inspiring book!

If you missed out, tickets are still available for only €25!

This special evening marks the start of the 2024 Carlow Garden Festival!
Embark on a journey through East Ruston Old Vicarage with renowned garden designer Alan Gray and discover the magic behind its transformation from a blank canvas into what is regarded as one of England’s finest private gardens.

Following this, the stage belongs to the acclaimed UK garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell, fresh from her win of the People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things gardening is bound to captivate the audience. Delve into her world as she shares her profound insights in “A Passion for Plants – Ann-Marie Powell Opens her Garden Notebook,” promising an evening brimming with inspiration and botanical insights.

👉You can get your tickets here: www.carlowgardentrail.com

Don’t forget, there is still a chance to win 2 free tickets to see Arthur Parkinson at Duckett’s Grove and 2 free tickets Tom Stuart-Smith & Matthew Pottage at Altamont Plant Sales! Head over to www.instagram.com/carlow_tourism to enter!

ann-marie powell gardens Get Gardening Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven
Carlow County Council Community Information Fáilte Ireland Ireland's Ancient East Bord Bia - Irish Food Board
#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival
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🎉A huge congratulations to @mrspcody over on Instagram, today’s winner of the 2 free tickets to the grand opening of this year’s Carlow Garden Festival and a signed copy of Ann Marie Powell’s inspiring book! 

If you missed out, tickets are still available for only €25!

This special evening marks the start of the 2024 Carlow Garden Festival!
Embark on a journey through East Ruston Old Vicarage with renowned garden designer Alan Gray and discover the magic behind its transformation from a blank canvas into what is regarded as one of England’s finest private gardens.

Following this, the stage belongs to the acclaimed UK garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell, fresh from her win of the People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things gardening is bound to captivate the audience. Delve into her world as she shares her profound insights in “A Passion for Plants – Ann-Marie Powell Opens her Garden Notebook,” promising an evening brimming with inspiration and botanical insights.

👉You can get your tickets here: www.carlowgardentrail.com

Don’t forget, there is still a chance to win 2 free tickets to see Arthur Parkinson at Duckett’s Grove and 2 free tickets Tom Stuart-Smith & Matthew Pottage at Altamont Plant Sales! Head over to www.instagram.com/carlow_tourism to enter! 

ann-marie powell gardens Get Gardening Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven 
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#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival
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