On Sunday, 21st April 2013, 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.
It is expected that seventy or 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 be invited to attend, thus enabling the people to buy everything they need for their Gardens. A competition for most attractive stand will also be held which was won in 2011 by Hillside Nurseries and in 2012 by Deelish Garden Centre.
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 the newly renovated Fota House and see the collection of pictures which represents the third most significant public collection of Irish art in the State.
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.