Fota House and Gardens, Carrigtwohill, Cork, will host its annual “Fota House Plant and Garden Fair” on Sunday, 22 April from 11.00am to 4.00pm. The Fota Plant Fair is now recognised as the largest Plant and Garden Fair outside the Dublin area and will be held in the new car park of Fota House.
Approximately eighty specialist nurseries are expected to attend and provide an opportunity for visitors to purchase unusual and special plants, including rare Trees, Shrubs, Alpine, Herbaceous and Water Plants etc. at competitive prices.
“We are excited to add some new elements to this year’s Plant Fair, offering an expanded programme to our visitors,” said Victoria Tammadge, General Manager, Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens. “We are planning foraging walks with Herbalist John Vaughan, guided tours by our volunteer team of our award winning Victorian Working Garden which has been brought back to life, as well as demonstrations and educational talks on various topics. We also welcome everyone to visit and enjoy the beautiful historic Fota House and see the collection of paintings which represents the third most significant public collection of Irish art in the State”, she continued.
Retailers will also be on site providing Garden Furniture, Pots, Sculptures, Ornaments and Tools, as well as Food Stalls. A competition for the most attractive stand will be held which was won in previous years by Hillside Nurseries, Rare Plants Ireland and Future Forests.
For all those with an interest in Gardening, this is an event not to be missed. Volunteers from Fota House and from the Friends of Marymount Hospice will assist with the running of the Fair. A substantial donation will be given to this very worthy charity as well as towards the conservation of the property for future generations. Admission: €8.00.