Exhibitors and Demonstrations

A wide variety of local food producers and plant sale specialists will be exhibiting at Buds & Blossoms. Local garden centres will be in attendance as well as several branches of the Irish Specialist Nursery Association (ISNA). There will also be talks and demonstrations from various contributors.

2019 Exhibit Enquiries

Plant Stalls

Camolin Potting Shed
Future Forests
Natural Growing Co.
Rare Plants Ireland
Leamore Nursery
Herbs on Thyme
Riverlane Nurseries
Premier Nurseries
Pontoon Nursery
Slug Gone
Tree World
Just Roses
Leaf and Petal
Cole Ceramics
Teagasc Kildalton

Food & Craft Stalls

Aptus Broadband
Laois Garden Trail
Castlewood Farm (Organic Sausages)
The Merry Mill (Organic Porridge Oats)
G’s Gourmet Jams (Jams, Chutney etc)
An Sean Teach (Gin and Cream Liqueur)
Secceto (Coffee Beans)
Aghaboe Farm Foods (Cakes, Buns etc)
Rose Cottage (Fresh Fruit Strawberries etc)
Ratheniska Green Leaves (John Egan)
Run on Pulses (Veggie Burgers)
Thais Apoena Chocolates
Jacinta Sweet & Savoury
Groovey Grub (Crepes)
Liam Mulhall Obelisks

Cookery Demonstrations

This year, Martin Hayes, Chef of Bloom Restaurant in Portlaoise will also be running cookery demonstrations, using local Laois produce. You can catch Martin at the following times:

2.00pm – 2.30pm
3.30pm – 4.00pm

Entertainment Zone

There is lots of activities to keep adults and kids entertained at Buds & Blossoms! From kids activities, face painting, balloon modelling and clown for the kids to music, dining and local produce market for the adults.



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


Adults €10
Students €5
Under 12s go free

In Association with

Laois Partnership Company