Allianz Garden Show Ireland Launched
Garden Show Ireland returns this year and aims to offer visitors a bigger and better show
30 March 2016 | 0
Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from 6th – 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.
With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don. This year’s event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors alongside the expanded range of cameo gardens and community focused gardens all celebrating local produce.
Commenting on the return of the Show to Antrim, Allianz Garden Show Ireland
Director Claire Faulkner stated, “We are proud that after the success of the 2015 Show, Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council has confirmed Antrim Castle Gardens as our home for the next three years. Antrim Castle Gardens is one of the most unique and historically intact gardens under public ownership in Ireland and is the perfect setting for this event. We are also thrilled that our title sponsor Allianz will be joining us again and look forward to a great event in May.”
Sitting alongside the traditional array of plants, artisan food stalls, local craft and show gardens will be fun filled activities appealing to all age groups. Live music, a dedicated kids zone with kite making, insect hotels and fairy houses, a tea dance, flower arranging competitions and much more. In essence, this event is about much more than simply gardening!
Damien O’Neill, Group Head of Marketing for Allianz commented, “Allianz is delighted, once again, to be title sponsor in 2016. Last year’s event was a huge success and this year looks set to be even bigger and better. Allianz is committed to sustainability of the environment and we recognise the big part that our gardens can play in achieving this goal. We know that the Show not only brings communities together but also showcases the very best in the world of gardening with all its attendant benefits. We are very much looking forward to all that this year’s Allianz Garden Show Ireland has to offer.””
Aine Kearney, Director of Business Support and Events, Tourism Northern Ireland welcomed the improved content at the Show, “Tourism Northern Ireland is pleased to once again support the 2016 Allianz Garden Show Ireland. The event continues to attract great crowds to Antrim, showcasing our tourism product and contributing to the development of the economy in Northern Ireland. ”
Mayor of Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, Cllr Thomas Hogg is also looking forward to welcoming the Show back to Antrim, “Following the huge success of last year’s event, I am delighted that the Allianz Garden Show Ireland will be returning to Antrim Castle Gardens this year. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase this stunning and unique venue to the thousands of visitors who travel from across the province to the Show each year.”
The 2016 Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 6th – 8th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at Junction One. Adults are £10 (concession £8) and the event is FREE for children under 16.