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You won’t find a warmer welcome  in Ireland or a better location for your next getaway. Carlow is a place where breath-taking scenery, outdoor adventures, fabulous food and culture combine to create unforgettable experiences.

Discover the timeless and unspoiled Carlow landscape. Picturesque villages, meandering rivers, rolling hills combined with the colourful tales of our people, past and present. Explore our rich heritage and vibrant present. Feel inspired. Feel charmed. Feel free. Wander off the Track and uncover a world of hidden gems in Carlow

#KeepDiscovering Ireland’s Ancient East with Carlow.

CARLOW ARTS FESTIVAL 2024

June 5th – June 9th

Carlow Arts Festival is presented at our Festival HQ in the beautiful grounds of Carlow College.

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🌿Did you see the reaction of Ann-Marie Powell on BBC Gardeners’ World recently as she scooped both the People’s Choice and the Children’s Choice Awards in Chelsea?

Her enthusiasm was infectious and she’s travelling to this year’s Carlow Garden Festival to share some of this with you! Together with Alan Gray, another leading figure in British gardening circles, they open the Carlow Garden Festival 2024 in Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven on July 27th at 7.30 p.m. Tickets for this event are proving really popular so make sure to get yours now.

👉Book your tickets here: carlowgardentrail.com/event/festival-launch-event/

This special evening marks the start of the 2024 Carlow Garden Festival! Embark on a journey through East Ruston Old Vicarage with renowned garden designer Alan Gray and discover the magic behind its transformation from a blank canvas into what is regarded as one of England’s finest private gardens.

Following this, the stage belongs to the acclaimed UK garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell, fresh from her win of the People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things gardening is bound to captivate the audience. Delve into her world as she shares her profound insights in “A Passion for Plants – Ann-Marie Powell Opens her Garden Notebook,” promising an evening brimming with inspiration and botanical insights.

Expect lively discussions, anecdotes, and just a hint of humour!

ann-marie powell gardens Get Gardening Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven

Carlow County Council Community Information Fáilte Ireland Ireland's Ancient East Bord Bia - Irish Food Board The Carlow Garden Trail

Irish Garden Plant Society The Irish Gardener Garden.ie & The Irish Garden magazine RHSI - Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Community Gardens Ireland BSBI Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland - Irish section
#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival
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🌿Did you see the reaction of Ann-Marie Powell on BBC Gardeners’ World recently as she scooped both the People’s Choice and the Children’s Choice Awards in Chelsea? 

Her enthusiasm was infectious and she’s travelling to this year’s Carlow Garden Festival to share some of this with you! Together with Alan Gray, another leading figure in British gardening circles, they open the Carlow Garden Festival 2024 in Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven on July 27th at 7.30 p.m. Tickets for this event are proving really popular so make sure to get yours now.

👉Book your tickets here: https://carlowgardentrail.com/event/festival-launch-event/

This special evening marks the start of the 2024 Carlow Garden Festival! Embark on a journey through East Ruston Old Vicarage with renowned garden designer Alan Gray and discover the magic behind its transformation from a blank canvas into what is regarded as one of England’s finest private gardens. 

Following this, the stage belongs to the acclaimed UK garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell, fresh from her win of the People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things gardening is bound to captivate the audience. Delve into her world as she shares her profound insights in “A Passion for Plants – Ann-Marie Powell Opens her Garden Notebook,” promising an evening brimming with inspiration and botanical insights.

Expect lively discussions, anecdotes, and just a hint of humour!

ann-marie powell gardens  Get Gardening  Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven 

Carlow County Council Community Information  Fáilte Ireland  Irelands Ancient East  Bord Bia - Irish Food Board The Carlow Garden Trail 

Irish Garden Plant Society  The Irish Gardener  Garden.ie & The Irish Garden magazine  RHSI - Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Community Gardens Ireland BSBI Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland - Irish section 
#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival

🎈Celebrate and enjoy all that is local at the Rathanna Village Day 2024!

An event designed for young and old, The Rathanna Village Day will showcase all the local produce, crafts and talent that this special village has to offer.

Taking place Sunday June 23rd starting at 1.30m. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event!

Carlow County Council Community InformationRathanna Community Hall
#WanderOffTheTrack #KeepDiscovering #Carlow #inCarlow #carlowtourism #irelandsancienteast #discoverireland #tourismireland
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🎈Celebrate and enjoy all that is local at the Rathanna Village Day 2024! 

An event designed for young and old, The Rathanna Village Day will showcase all the local produce, crafts and talent that this special village has to offer. 

Taking place Sunday June 23rd starting at 1.30m.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful event! 

Carlow County Council Community InformationRathanna Community Hall  
#WanderOffTheTrack #KeepDiscovering #Carlow #inCarlow #carlowtourism #irelandsancienteast #discoverireland #tourismireland

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🌿And so we’re off – we’re delighted to share details of the 2024 Carlow Garden Festival!

Here’s a snapshot of last year’s event to get an idea of what you can expect.

The full programme can be viewed at: carlowgardentrail.com/festival-programme/ with handy booking links.

This year we have completely revamped the site and hope you find it easy to follow.

Established since 2002, Carlow’s Garden Festival is delivered through interactive, themed workshops and guided tours in private, public and community gardens, garden centres and forest parks throughout the county and in neighbouring Burtown House, Patthana Gardens and Shankill Castle. In the intervening twenty one years over 400 talks and workshops have been delivered by 300 plus key experts in UK and Irish gardening and environmental circles.

These gardening experts have shared their passion, knowledge, and insights, enriching the gardening community, both beginner and advanced, and inspiring generations to cultivate their green spaces with care and creativity. In addition to sharing their expertise, our gardening experts have explored the latest trends, keeping audiences abreast of what's happening in the ever-evolving world of gardening.

We’ve also introduced an FAQ section to answer any queries you may have: carlowgardentrail.com/festival/festival-faqs/
Please remember that we are always at the end of a phone line should you experience any difficulties in reserving tickets or have a query that is not addressed within the FAQ section.

Look forward to having you with us in this nine-day dedicated festival of gardening fun and inspiration!

Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven An Gairdín Beo Duckett's Grove Huntington Castle & Gardens Delta Sensory Gardens Carlow 2024 Altamont Gardens Hardymount Gardens Burtown House and Gardens Shankill Castle Borris House-exclusive weddings and event venue Kilgraney House

Carlow County Council Community Information Fáilte Ireland Ireland's Ancient East The Carlow Garden Trail Bord Bia - Irish Food Board
Irish Garden Plant Society The Irish Gardener Garden.ie & The Irish Garden magazine RHSI - Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland

#WanderOffTheTrack #Carlow #carlowtourism #Carlow #inCarlow #keepdiscovering #incarlow #irelandsancienteast #tourismireland #CarlowGardenFestival
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