DUBLIN GARDEN FESTIVAL
AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Bringing the outside inside!
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 June, 2014
The line-up has been announced for the Dublin garden festival at Christ Church Cathedral with a host
of gardening celebrities on board with wonderful talks to keep everyone entertained. From Friday
13th until Sunday 15th June 2014, Christ Church Cathedral will be transformed into a stunning floral
arcadia with contemporary and classic arrangements designed by some of Ireland’s most talented
and award-winning floral artists. As a leading tourist destination, every year we welcome thousands
of visitors through our doors to either visit a site of unique heritage or to celebrate with us. All
proceeds are going towards the much need repair and restoration of the cathedral and grounds of
which we have been raising funds now for some time. We hope that this fundraising endeavour will
be the beginning of an annual event which will form a large part of the yearly cathedral calendar.
Inside, a spectacular array of floral displays will fill the medieval building with colour. What could
be more stunning than to witness thousands of flowers displayed in one of the finest cathedrals
in Ireland? Visitors will receive gardening advice from renowned and much loved personalities
from the world of gardening and horticulture. Outside, adorning the grounds will be horticultural
displays, Irish food produce, urban gardens, birds of prey, a petting zoo, craft demonstrations, live
entertainment and an outdoor artisan food tent full of gourmet food including afternoon tea.
Each day, a number of talks entitled ‘Gardening With The Experts’ will take place in the Cathedral’s
historic South Transept featuring a host of prolific expert gardeners discussing everything from
money-saving composting to creating your very own urban garden. The line-up is as follows:
Friday 13 June
11am: Helen Dillon | 2pm: Mathew Jebb | 3pm: Christopher White | 6pm: Fiann O Nuallain
Saturday 14 June
10am: Kitty Scully | 12.00pm: Fiann O Nuallain | 1.30pm: Dermot O’Neill | 3.00pm: Christopher
White | 4.30pm: Gerry Daly | 6.00pm: Jane McCorkell
Sunday 15 June
1pm: Diarmuid Gavin
Music will fill the cathedral each day including recitals, bird song and much more. The stellar voices
of Christ Church Cathedral Choir will perform a special concert at 3.30pm on Sunday with Benjamin
Britten’s beautiful unaccompanied work, Five Flower Songs. This beautiful and enchanting work
continues to be a delight while the open-air songs have all the summer charm their title promises. A
beautiful and unforgettable afternoon awaits all who attend.
Whether you are visiting on your own, as a family, with group of friends or even in a coach-full, the
Dublin Garden Festival at Christ Church Cathedral can guarantee a fantastic day out. With something
for everyone and fun for all the family, don’t miss this unique event right in the heart of the city.