Due to Government guidelines on Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to postpone the Laois Garden Festival for 2020.

The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers is paramount.

Laois Garden Festival will return in 2021.

We would like to thank the frontline workers for everything you are doing to keep us safe. Please look after each other, stay safe and we will see you in 2021.

Laois Garden Festival Committee.

Welcome to Buds & Blossoms, Laois Garden Festival

From top gardening speakers and leading plant specialists, to local food producers and entertainment zone, it’s all here. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear some of Ireland’s leading gardening experts – one day, one venue.


Kevin Hughes (Ecologist and Plantsman)
John Anderson (Windsor Great Park)
Dermot O’Neill (Ireland’s Favourite Gardener)

Laois Garden Trail 2019

Saturday, 8th June, 2019
As part of the weekend of festivities, top gardens throughout Laois will open their doors and give guided tours and workshops.

Dunmore Country School
Emo Court

Heywood Gardens
Castle Durrow

Fruitlawn Garden
Gash Gardens
Gortnalee Gardens
Dove Sensory Garden

Selous Lodge Garden
Clonohill Garden
Ballintubbert Gardens


Spink Community Grounds is situated 5km east of Abbeyleix on the R430 road to Carlow. Travel time from a selection of locations:

Portlaoise – 15 minutes
Carlow – 25 minutes
Kilkenny – 35 minutes
Dublin – 70 minutes
Tullamore – 50 minutes
Newbridge – 40 minutes
Thurles – 40 minutes
Limerick – 75 minutes
Waterford – 75 minutes
Cork – 95 minutes

In Association with

Laois Partnership Company