Andrew Carlisle of
Hillsborough Castle welcomes Lisburn Deputy
Mayor Jim Tinsley to Hillsborough Castle at
the launch of the Garden Show on Tuesday.
GREEN-fingered people will have the chance to
enjoy the world of gardening in Hillsborough this summer.
Garden Show Ireland's Garden Festival will
take place in royal surroundings at the Walled Garden at
Hillsborough Castle - a truly impressive setting which provides
the perfect partner for this feast of gardening delights.
International garden designers, top
horticulturalists and an array of unusual plants and flowers
will be just some of the major attractions at the show, which
was officially launched on Tuesday.
Garden Show Ireland Festival Director Claire
Faulkner said: "The walled garden is a treasure, a hidden haven.
"The whole concept for the garden festival
has changed this year with the move to our new venue.
"Visitors will be able to take part in all
the activities of the festival and then wander through
Hillsborough Castle's enchanting
gardens and into the beautiful historic
village of Hillsborough. "It becomes a complete day's
entertainment for all members of the family or a fun weekend
Free advice will be on hand from designers
and gardening experts in the design clinic.
A gardener's question time will provide
answers to horticultural dilemmas.
The Garden Festival takes place form June 8
Admission is £8. To buy tickets or for more
www.gardenshowireland.com or contact 9756 1993.