10th Galway Garden Festival

Claregalway Castle

Sat 6th & Sun 7th July 2019
11am - 6pm


Festival Admission € 10.00 pp per day

Children FREE

Supporting CBM (Christian Blind Mission) Ireland

Get Ready for the 2019 Galway Garden Festival - This is a flavour of what your may be in for, have a look at the video below. It is going to be another great year!!!!!
A video collection from the two days of the 2015 Galway Garden Festival.

Speakers Programme

Saturdays Speakers:

  • 12:30 Alan Whetham          ‘My Love Affair with Roses’
  • 14:00 Thomas Pakenham   ‘The Company of Trees’
  • 15:00 Kitty Scully                ‘Greening up the Grey – gardens in the workplace’
  • 16:00 Klaus Laitenberger   ‘Exploring the Foods and Plants of the Incas’

Sundays Speakers:

  • 12:30 Dr Phil Havercroft        ‘Some Perennials –old and new- for late Summer colour’
  • 13:30 Helen Dillon                  ‘Starting Over’
  • 14:30 Klaus Laitenberger      ‘Exploring the Foods and Plants of the Incas’
  • 15:30 Dr Marina Levitina      ‘Wild Plants of Lough Corrib’

Live Music


  • 13:00 Four Schillings Short
  • 14:00 St. Patricks Brass Band
  • 15:15 Silvermoon Trad Jazz quartet
  • 16:15 Sonic Strings Orchestra


  • 12:00 Four Shillings Short
  • 13:00 Silvermoon Trad Jazz Quartet
  • 14:15 St. Patricks Brass Band
  • 15:30 Black Magic Big Band with Nicola McGuire


  • Fanzinni Brothers - Ballet Poulet
  • Nemo the Magician
  • Your mans puppetts
  • Knights in Armour
  • Youth Ballet West
  • David Swift - ‘Claoimh’
  • The Botanical Art Expo

Festival Highlights

  • Rare and native plants, seeds, trees, garden furniture, tools, pots, sculptures and craft work can be viewed and bought at the many stands
  • Live Music and Enternainment
  • Expert speakers, eminently knowledgeable in their fields.
  • Enjoy delicious Artisan Food, freshly cooked

Shuttle Bus Times -
     Depart Ceannt Station to Claregalway Castle.10.30, 12.30, 14.30, 16.30
     Depart Claregalway Castle to Ceannt Station 11.30, 13.30, 15.30, 17.30


Festival Layout

Festival Site Layout





Bígí linn ag an deireadh seachtaine speisialta seo.
Recipients of gate proceeds from the Galway Garden Festival The Galway Garden Festival Supports Galway Simon The Galway Garden Festival supports CBM
The Christian Blind Mission www.CBM.ie to alleviate avoidable blindness


Míle búiochas to our sponsors below.

  • Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe
  • Déanta i nGaillimh
  • Bus Eireann
  • Galway West  of Ireland European Region of Gastronomy

2018 Sponsors of the Galway Garden Festival Iarnród Eireann - ag  choimirciú ár féile. Déanta i nGaillimh - supporting Galway food and craft producers. Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe - friend an sponsor of the Galway Garden Festival. Bus Eireann - ag  choimirciú ár féile. Friend of the Festival and supplier of FREE bus travel to atendees.

Video Clips