A new festival will only establish itself with strong partners both financial and the many other important supports including endorsing an event. We are grateful for all support and advice from the business and the garden community in making this festival a reality.
Limerick Garden Festival takes place at Milk Market, Limerick. Located in the heart of Limerick City, the historical market was re- developed and opened in June 2010 as an all-weather, all year round market space, accommodating major markets. Having a fantastic reputation for artisan food, this festival aims to widen the circle and make gardening another string to its bow. See Visitors Information for more details and location.
Limerick City & County Council are welcoming this new festival and have already met with the organisers to support the planning of the event. In addition, the Environment Section are support the Community Competition 'Pop-Up Garden Community Challenge'.
Limerick Strand Hotel are supporting Limerick Garden Festival in its inaugural year and hope it will become an annual event. The 4* hotel has a magical Riverside setting overlooking the River Shannon and is one of the finest hotels in Limerick with award winning dining, state of the art leisure centre and exceptional spaces including their beautiful secret garden. Link to hotel website.
Having hosted plenty of their own Garden events and festivals, D&M Garden Centre in Croagh, Co Limerick are welcoming the first Limerick City Garden Festival and wish the festival team the best of success. D&M Garden Centre has been growing for the last 30 years beginning as a vegetable supplier and expanding to the Garden Centre it is today.
Busy Bee Garden Centre & Tea Rooms are hugely supportive of the new Limerick Garden Festival. They are not only supporting the festival planning with advice but are also aiming to join it as a stall- holder. Busy Bee Garden Centre are one of Ireland's longest established Garden Centres located on the Ennis Road, Limerick.
Carmen Cronin is a successful events manager having founded and created Clare Garden Festival in 2012 with over 2500 visitors annually supported by Bloom/Bord Bia. She has vast experience in the management of trade fairs, conference and festivals including Ennis Food Festival. Her passion is in the horticultural sector having worked as part of Blarney in Bloom for 5 years and having organised workshops & community events for and with gardeners both regionally and nationally.
Limerick Post are delighted to support the first Limerick Garden Festival as our media partner in 2018. The Limerick Post weekly newspaper is distributed throughout Limerick City and County in the region of Munster. It is considered Limerick’s most popular newspaper with a circulation of over 50,000 copies per week and an estimated readership of 238,500. Read online at LimerickPost.ie.
Creative Floristry, Garden and Plant Shop Plant paradise at Limerick’s weekly Milk Market is open Friday - Sunday each weekend. They share beautiful plants and flowers, some grown on our hill farm in Abbeyfeale, West Limerick. Wedding and event flowers expert with over 10 years working in the industry in London and Paris. We offer a cultivated collection of plants, flowers and accessories in tune with each season - from planted arrangements as gifts to cut foliage for you to use in your own floral features. More from www.whitedovenurseries.com
Details of our 2019 Festival on 16th June will follow shortly, below our festival information from last year...