Fota House 2016 Events

25 May 2016

Elga Ryan

Fota House Newsletter 


The Staff at Fota are delighted to be back into our open season here at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, with so much to look forward to over the coming months – musical events in May and June, outdoor theatre in July and August, Heritage week, the re-launch of the Fota House Summer Fete… but most importantly, read on about Fota Plant & Garden Fair, which will be attracting everyone with green fingers this Sunday!


“Our House tours run four times daily, seven days a week and the Café at Fota is once more serving up delicious eats – pop in and see us soon! Your support helps the Irish Heritage trust to continue restoring this gorgeous period property for all to share in and enjoy.”


 Fota House Plant and Garden Fair

  • Sunday 17th April 2016 at Fota House and Gardens

On Sunday week, 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.


Weddings at Fota

Whether it’s a civil marriage or partnership, a blessing or a distinctive setting for your photographs you can share in the renowned Fota tradition of the wedding.

Over the decades visitors and guests to Fota House have become captivated by its timeless and romantic atmosphere. The house boasts stunning Regency architecture and décor, exquisite gardens, fanfares of blossom and beautifully appointed surroundings.

Our experienced wedding team will ensure you have a joyful day at Fota House Arboretum & Gardens. To discuss a range of options tailored exclusively for your event please contact our wedding co-ordinator


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