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Laois Garden Festival 2018 promises to be a great day out

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Hubert and Breda Tunney at the Laois Garden Festival 2017.

The third annual Buds & Blossoms Laois Garden Festival will take place again this year in the Spink Community Sports Grounds this Sunday, June 10.

Close to 1500 people attended last year’s festival and it is expected to get even bigger this year with the support of Laois Partnership.

With garden nurseries from all over Ireland present, a very impressive line-up of guest speakers and entertainment for all ages, it promises to be another great day out.

Buds and Blossoms Laois Garden Festival is fast developing into one of the best garden events in the country. For the last two years it has attracted many of the specialist nurseries in Ireland, and this year it is continuing the trend, but with the addition of two of the leading nurseries in Britain.

Dermot O’Neill, a popular TV garden presenter, will again give a talk about gardening. He has been at the festival every year since its inauguration.

Bob Brown, a renowned plantsman, is from Cotswold Garden Flowers and will need no introduction. As one of the most prominent and controversial garden speakers, he is sure to entertain.

Paul Smyth, a Carlow native, is head of propagation at the world famous Welsh nursery, Crug Farm Plants. Paul will be speaking about Crug’s Chelsea Flower Show entry for 2018, bringing you right from initial concept through to its realisation as a Chelsea nursery stand.

A wide variety of local food producers and plant sale specialists will be exhibiting at Buds & Blossoms.

Local garden centres will be in attendance as well as several branches of the Irish Specialist Nursery Association (ISNA). There will also be talks and demonstrations from various contributors.

There is lots of activities to keep adults and kids entertained at Buds & Blossoms! From kids activities, face painting, balloon modelling and clown for the kids to music, dining and local produce market for the adults.

Organized by Spink GAA in conjunction with other community groups in Spink, the event is a fundraiser for community sports facilities.

Entry is €10 for adults, €5 for students and U-12s go free. Group rates are also available. Gates open 12pm with free parking. Porter service available all day for transporting plants to your car. For further information visit laoisgardenfestival.com, their Facebook page or contact Robert Miller on 087 982 2135

SEE ALSO – Check out some great photos from last year’s Laois Garden Festival in Spink