Gardens big and small get boost at Limerick Garden Festival

Festival manager Carmen Cronin with Mayor Gerald Mitchell.

EVERYTHING anyone needs to know about gardening, from organic veg for the table to pretty flowers in a planter, will be available in the form of advice and fun at the Limerick Garden Festival at the Milk Market on on Sunday, June 16.

The organisers have this year planned an extensive programme of expert talks, masterclasses, workshops, demos, music, and children’s entertainment, along the usual garden, plant, craft, and food stalls from all over Ireland.

The festival will kick off at 11am with a masterclass by Limerick Organic Guru Jim McNamara. His presentation will explore the diversity and richness a garden can bring, as well as saving money, even in an apartment space.

For younger gardeners, the festival is offering Windmill Making Workshops with Lumen Street Theatre, supported by Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council.

Festival manager Carmen Cronin said that this year’s “masterclasses and workshops are already booking now and anyone who would like to book can simply email us to [email protected] and we will send them the booking form”.

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David Fitzgerald, general manager of Limerick Milk Market, added: “We are thrilled to showcase that Limerick has so much to offer when it comes to gardening – four gardening experts from Limerick, Limerick growing communities, and many established and new plant, food and craft stalls from Limerick city and county – all mixing perfectly with our national stalls and our key expert Peter Dowdall focussing around ‘Gardening for Mental Wellbeing’ this year.”

Limerick Garden Festival is supported by Fruithill Farm Organic Farm and Garden Supplies, Limerick City and County Council, Busy Bee Garden Centre, D&M Garden Centre, Hanlys Garden Machinery, Healthy Limerick, Limerick Post, Paul Partnership, and Slaintecare Healthy Communities.

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