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Garden Festivals & Events

What's on in our gardens

It’s not only bees busying themselves in our gardens over the next few months, the many fun and fascinating events planned for 2014 will also keep you buzzing all year.  From garden fairs to the Apple Blossom Festival; from award winning Roses to Northern ireland's top gardening event The Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens, there's a rich variety of exciting, educational and fun events for young and old. 

There's something for everyone taking place in Northern Ireland's gardens from May to September.


Just Some Ideas

Festival of Light at Mount Stewart, Newtownards

Described as the "event of the decade" this magical event returns as the woodlands come alive with lights and music.

Autumn Festival at Crawfordsburn, Helens Bay, Bangor

The Autumn Festival is back with an apple theme. Celebrating all things Apple, the day will be packed with fun activities, games, stalls and competitions for the whole family.

Autumn on Camera, Aghalee, Craigavon

As temperatures fall and the leaves turn stunning shades of russet and gold, Portmore Lough nature reserve in County Antrim is at its most photogenic.

On the trail of Finn Mac Cool Exploring Big Dog Forest, Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen

Big Dog Forest takes its name after two very distinctive small rounded hills known as Big Dog and Little Dog. But, how have they formed? Legend tells us one way and science another – so why not come along and see which one you believe!.

Llama Trekking Tuesdays, Moneymore, Magherafelt

Experience the rare delight and therapeutic pleasure of Llama trekking at The Jungle.

RSPB Seabird Centre Rathlin Island, Rathlin Island

The RSPB Seabird Centre on Rathlin Island is home to one of the largest breeding seabird colonies in Europe including puffin, guillemot, razorbill and kittiwake.

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