11th Galway Garden Festival

Claregalway Castle

Sat 5th & Sun 6th Sept 2020 (Covid permitting)
11am - 6pm


Festival Admission €10.00 pp per day

Children FREE

Supporting CBM (Christian Blind Mission) Ireland

Get Ready for the 2020 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 2019

Please see further information on Speakers on the Main menu

Saturdays Speakers:            

  • 12.30pm  Gerry Hussey                'Landscapes of the Mind'
  • 1.30pm  Fionnuala Fallon           'The Flower Arranger's Garden'        
  • 2.30pm  Joy Larkcom                  'A Life just Vegetating'
  • 3.30pm  Br Colmán Ó Clabaigh   'In a Monastery Garden:  Monks and Healthcare in Medieval Ireland'

Sundays Speakers:

  • 12.30pm Poet Mary O'Malley      'Earthly Delights - a miscellany of gardens and gardening in Literature'
  • 1.30pm  Dr Cillian Roden            'Where are the garden walls of Maigh Seola?'
  • 2.30pm  Dr Matthew Jebb           'A view from the Palmhouse: the cultural landscape of the National Botanic Gardens
  • 3.30pm  Enda McEvoy & Seamus Sheridan  'Culinary Botanicals'

Live Music


  •  12.00pm Four Schillings Short
  •  1.00pm  Coole Minstrels
  •  1.45pm  St. Patricks Brass Band
  •  3.15pm  Freddie White
  •  4.15pm  Strictly Dixie Trad Jazz Band


  •  12.30pm  Silvermoon Trad Jazz Quartet
  •  1.30pm  St. Patrick's Brass Band
  •  2.45pm  The Black Magic Big Band
  •  4.00pm  The Barcelo Brothers 

Entertainment Saturday & Sunday

  • 1.00pm & 3.30pm - Medieval Combat
  • 2pm & 4pm - Marco the Alchemist
  • 2.30pm & 4.30pm - Yer Man's Puppets
  • Also, Special guests - Nemo the Magician, Fanzini Circus productions (Saturday only), Curley Organ
  • All day in the Banquet Hall - 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 Entertainment
  • 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, 2.30 & 4.30
     Depart Claregalway Castle to Ceannt Station - 11.30, 1.30, 3.30 & 5.30


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 buíochas to our sponsors below.

  • Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe
  • Déanta i nGaillimh
  • Bus Eireann

tn sponsors Bus 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.

Video Clips