by MARY MAGEE
With Lisburn City
Council's floral badge promoting the Garden
Show Ireland 2008 are Event Organiser Karen
Williams; Chairman of the Economic
Development Committee ClIr Allan Ewart;
Hillsborough District and Village Committee
Secretary Nessa 0' Callaghan; Chairman of
Environmental Services Committee Ald. Paul
Porter and Lisburn City Council's Parks
Officer Mark Gregg.
THIS eye catching floral display is reminding
everyone - not that you need reminding - that the Garden Show
Ireland 2008 takes place this weekend and runs from June 6 to 8.
Staff from the Parks' section of Lisburn City
Council have been working hard to get the display ready for the
event which is returning to Hillsborough Castle grounds for the
second year running.
Chairman of Environmental Services Committee,
Alderman Paul Porter said: "It is just one of the many floral
displays being created throughout the City The Garden Show
Ireland provides a platform for the Council's gardeners to
showcase their more creative displays including the bugler,
horse and cart and the train.
The Council's team of gardeners are highly
skilled and thanks to them our City comes alive with colour
Chairman of the Economic Development
Cus-0606-47 - 0 4 0 6_1 7 0 6 1 9 committee, Councillor Allan
"This event, showcasing horticulture at its
finest, will bring a vast number of visitors to Hillsborough.
With the current spell of good weather I am sure visitor numbers
will be up on 2007's 30,000. Garden Show Ireland is open from
10am - 8pm today and from 10am - 6pm on tomorrow (Saturday) and
Sunday (June 8).