Buds and Blossoms is fast growing as one of the best garden events in the country. For the last three 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.

Kevin Hughes

Kevin Hughes

Ecologist and Plantsman

We are delighted to announce our first speaker for this year’s festival as acclaimed ecologist and plantsman Kevin Hughes!

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More speakers to be announced soon.



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

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

Tickets on Gate

In Association with

Laois Partnership Company