Fota House Plant and Garden Fair
On Sunday April 17th, Fota House and Gardens will host its annual “Fota House Plant and Garden Fair”. This is now recognised as the biggest Plant and Garden Fair outside the Dublin area and will again be held in the new Car Park of Fota House.
It is expected that approximately eighty specialist nurseries will attend and provide an opportunity for visitors to purchase unusual and special plants, including rare Trees, Shrubs, Alpine, Herbaceous and Water Plants etc. at reasonable prices. Retailers providing Garden Furniture, Pots, Sculptures, Ornaments and Tools will also attend, thus enabling people to buy everything they need for their Gardens. A competition for most attractive stand will also be held which has been won in previous years by Hillside Nurseries, Deelish Garden Centre, Rare Plants Ireland, Future Forests and Sarah Largue.
The Fair will run from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and catering facilities will be available in Fota House and on site throughout the day.
There will also be an opportunity for those attending to walk around the beautiful Gardens and Arboretum at Fota and to visit Fota House and see the collection of paintings which represents the third most significant public collection of Irish art in the State. Tours of the newly reconstructed Frameyard will also take place during the day.
For all those with an interest in Gardening, this is an event not to be missed. Volunteers from Fota House and from the Friends of Marymount Hospice will assist with the running of the Fair and a substantial donation will be given to this very worthy charity
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