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9th Galway Garden Festival,

Claregalway Castle,

Sat & Sun, July 7th & 8th 2018
11am - 6pm.


Festival Admission € 10.00 pp per day

Children FREE

Open daily 11 am - 6pm

Supporting CBM Ireland

Get Ready for the 2018 Galway Garden Festival - This is a flavour of what your may be in for, have a look at the 2015 video below. It is going to be another great year!!!!!
A video collection from the two days of the 2015 Galway Garden Festival.

Sample from the 2017 Speakers Programme


  • Alan Whetham
  • Jane Stark - 'Heritage Irish Plants - Plandaí Oidhreachta'
  • Dr. Phil Havercroft 
  • Jimi Blake - 'Hunting Brook through the seasons'


  • Mies Stam - 'Getting to know our wild flowers' (Wildflower Walks Ireland)
  • Dr. Marina Levitina - 'Seven Wonders of your hedgerow'
  • Pat Dunne - 'Garden Planning - helpful hints for a chemical free garden'
  • Oliver Schurmann - Mount Venus Nurseries -'From Show Garden to Home Garden'

Live Music

Galway Garden Festival also offers a feast of outdoor melody
St Patricks Brass band will play on Saturday and Sunday, Coole Music Orchestra, Four Shillings Short, Silvermoon Jazz Band, Roesy, Youth Ballet West & Scullion


Fanzini Recording Company presents a new limited edition long player “Circus Jukebox”, the greatest circus hits this side of a 45! Inspired by the glory days of vinyl, dance floors and diners, we bring a bespoke stage, a human size jukebox, where the audience choose who plays and who stays.
Medieval Armed Combat Ireland
who will clash swords as part of a mini-tournament
Your Mans Puppets
will entertain children of all ages 

Festival Highlights

  • Rare and native plants, seeds, trees, garden furniture, tools, pots, sculptures and craft work can be viewed and bought at the many stands
  • Browse Charlie Byrnes bookshop and meet great gardeners
  • Enjoy delicious Artisan Food, freshly cooked
Shuttle Bus Times -
     Depart Ceannt Station to Claregalway Castle.10.30, 12.30, 14.30, 16.30
     Depart Claregalway Castle to Ceannt Station 11.30, 13.30, 15.30, 17.30

2013 Galway Garden Festival movie clip.





Bígí linn ag an deireadh seachtaine speisialta seo.

Recipients of gate proceeds from the Galway Garden Festival The Galway Garden Festival Supports Galway Simon The Galway Garden Festival supports CBM

The Christian Blind Mission to alleviate avoidable blindness


Míle búiochas to our sponsors below.

  • Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe
  • Déanta i nGaillimh
  • Bus Eireann

2016 Sponsors of the Galway Garden Festival Iarnród Eireann - ag  choimirciú ár féile. Déanta i nGaillimh - supporting Galway food and craft producers. Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe - friend an sponsor of the Galway Garden Festival. Bus Eireann - ag  choimirciú ár féile. Friend of the Festival and supplier of FREE bus travel to atendees.

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“Maireann an crann ar an bhfál ach ní mhaireann an lámh a chuir”. --Seanfhocal

“A society grows great when old men plant trees, under whose shade they know they shall never sit”. - Greek proverb.

The first three letters of the ancient Irish Ogam alphabet were not A, B, C but B, L, N. Every letter of Ogam had a word associated with it, and many of these words were tree-names.

B was known as Beithe ‘Birch’, L as Luis ‘Rowan’, and N as Nin ‘Ash’. The whole alphabet was often called Beithe Luis Nin.

The letters were termed feda ‘trees’, and a single letter-score was called flesc ‘twig’. The Modern Irish word for ‘hyphen’ is fleiscín.--Seanchas.

“Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart” --Russell Page.