THIS Sunday, the Milk Market will be transformed into a Garden Festival with 50 stalls from all over Ireland, all-day expert talks, gardening masterclasses, entertainment for young and old, music and of course great food.
Operations Manager David Fitzgerald said: “The Garden Festival is finally back and we are excited to welcome garden aficionados and novices as well as stallholders and experts at the Milk Market again.
“Guided by our festival manager Carmen Cronin, we are going to really change around the layout of the market and even add two streets surrounding the market for this great event.”
He continued: “Setup will start on Saturday and very early Sunday, so that we are ready to welcome visitors from 11am on Sunday. Parking is free all around the city and also at our Potato Market and we hope that visitors will stay with us for a couple of hours to enjoy all the entertainment and sample the foods.”
Featuring garden experts from organic and ornamental backgrounds, Limerick Garden Festival will also see its very first masterclasses this year – one in Organic Gardening and one in Ornamentals.
The stage will be hosted by Master Organic Gardener Jim McNamara and he will be joined by Alan Whetham of Just Roses Garden Centre, Plantsman Paul Smyth, Bantry House Gardener Adam Carveth and Garden and Seed Expert Jo Newton.
For smaller gardeners, fun and gardening entertainment will be offered and craft demos will be spread out over the festival.
The festival will feature an impressive plant, garden and food market with traders from all over Ireland, all-day expert talks and many opportunities for gardeners, their families and friends to enjoy themselves and all things gardening from ornamental to organic.
Limerick Garden Festival will be held on Sunday, June 19 at the Milk Market, Limerick.
The festival is proudly supported by Busy Bee Garden Centre, Just Roses, Limerick City and County Council, and the Limerick Post and is supporting Rape Crisis MidWest.
For more details see Facebook, Instagram or www.limerickgardenfestival.com.
Aisling Keyes of MidWest Rape Crisis, Lynda Sheehan of Rockbarton Garden Centre, Mayor of Limerick City and County Daniel Butler, Festival Manager Carmen Cronin and gardener and volunteer Gabriela Avram.