Buds and Blossoms is fast growing as one of the best garden events in the country. For the last two years we have attracted many of the specialist nurseries in Ireland, and this year we are continuing the trend, but with the addition of two of the leading nurseries in Britain.

Paul Smyth

1.30 – 2.30

PAUL SMYTH

Head Propagator, Crug Farm Plants, North Wales

Paul is one of our own, but is now head of propagation at the world famous Welsh nursery, Crug Farm Plants. Paul will be speaking about Crug’s Chelsea Flower Show entry for 2018, bringing you right from initial concept through to its realisation as a Chelsea nursery stand.

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Dermot O'Neill

3.00 – 4.00

DERMOT O’NEILL

Ireland’s Favourite Gardening TV Presenter and Garden Columnist

Dermot has been a popular keynote speaker at the festival since its inauguration.

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4.30 – 5.30

BOB BROWN

Renowned Plantsman, Speaker and Garden Writer, Cotswolds Garden Flowers, Worcestershire

Bob from Cotswold Garden Flowers will need no introduction. As one of the most prominent and controversial garden speakers, and is sure to entertain.

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Location


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

ADMISSION

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE GATE

Adults €10
Students €5
Under 12s go free

Group Bookings Available with a discount for groups of 10 and more.

Tickets on Gate

In Association with


Laois Partnership Company