Dublin Garden Festival 13-15 June @ 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.

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