03 & 04 Sept 2016

10am to 4pm

€8 per person with children under 16 free

Tickets are available on the day

The Ballymaloe Garden Festival
3rd & 4th September 10am to 4pm each day.

Ballymaloe Foods are the proud sponsors
of the Ballymaloe Garden Festival

Fringe Festival & Stalls

We will have stalls from specialist nurseries
who will give free talks over the weekend.

Call for Volunteers

Get involved in this exciting festival.
Contact Helene here.

Something for Everyone

A wonderful weekend full of garden workshops, walks and talks
suitable for all levels, from the new to the experienced gardener.

Susan Turner

Turning fruit trees into features ...
continued, one year later!

Welcome to Ballymaloe Garden Festival

A weekend for garden lovers, seasoned experts, late bloomers and foodies alike. The Ballymaloe Garden Festival on the grounds at Ballymaloe House welcomes experts for an extensive programme of classes in everything from growing a wildlife friendly garden, what to grow to attract bees and butterflies, growing organic fruit and veg, designing your garden from scratch - see the 2016 schedule here. All scheduled talks will take place in the Ballymaloe Book Shop and Fringe Events and Stalls will be in the Ballymaloe Walled Garden, Ballymaloe Grainstore and Drinks Theatre. There will be live Country music in the Drinks Theatre bar from Gerrie Deane and The Country Collective and birds of prey displays and other outdoor demonstrations.

Get involved yourself and enter your own garden produce, baking and creativity in the Harvest Show on Sunday 4th in the Carrigaun Room.

On the grounds of Ballymaloe House there will be stalls selling plants, garden accessories, seed swapping, local food heroes and more. And the Fringe Festival in the Ballymaloe Walled Garden will host a wide range of activities including hands on Crafts workshops and demonstrations, Strawberry GinJam tasting, beginners guide to growing edible flowers, basket making, how to make a bug hotel and more. Second hand garden books will be sold to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul and enjoy a walk through the gardens at Ballymaloe House during the weekend too.

€8 entry (including all talks and demonstrations) - kids under 16 are FREE. €2 per entry to take part in the Harvest Show on Sunday.

See the full list of speakers attending The Ballymaloe Garden Festival 2016