Buds and Blossoms is fast growing as one of the best garden events in the country. Since 2016 we have attracted many of the specialist nurseries in Ireland, and this year we are continuing the trend.

2023 Lineup

Julie-Anne Kelly


The Soulful Gardener, Ballinakill, Co. Laois

Time: 1:30pm

Hestor Forde


Cosheen Garden, Cork. Cork Gardener and Garden Magazine Contributor

Time: 2:30pm

Rosie Maye


The Insomniac Gardener, Slane, Co. Meath

Time: 3:30pm

Fionnuala Fallon


Author, Organic Flower Farmer and Irish Times Gardening Correspondent

Time: 4:30pm


Please note that these times are approx, time will be required to allow for change over of speakers.

All schedules are subject to change.

Also watch out for exhibitor demonstrations and talks at their designated stands.



Eircode: R32 PW80

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

SEE YOU IN 2024!

Thank you to all our speakers, exhibitors, entertainers, sponsors and volunteers.

A special thanks to all who attended and supported on the day!

In Association with

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.