Mallow Garden Show

The showpiece of gardening and all things to do with outside the home in this part of the world is the Mallow Home and Garden Show. 

This three-day plant and design extravaganza takes place this year on the weekend of June 4- 6 and they are now inviting submissions from garden designers and landscapers who wish to showcase their work at the Mallow Show.

New designers are actively encouraged to make contact as the show aims every year to stay current and fresh, to feature new and original design concepts and ideas and to showcase young designers.

This year, in association with C103 radio station, I will be deigning a garden for the show focussing on biodiversity and the interdependence on humans and the natural world around us.

However the show isn’t limited to professional designers, they are also actively encouraging community groups, schools, allotments and others to get involved.

“There are no rules as to who can create a garden at Mallow Show, provided the standard of design meets our criteria — and they have the proven ability and budget to implement the design on time, then they will be considered,” says Alan Collins of Home and Garden Exhibitions, the show organisers.

Several different sized spaces are available for potential exhibitors and enquiries should be sent to  and marked for the attention of Alan Collins. Now in its 18th year the show has taken a new lease of life over the last few years and the focus is now very much on the indide and outside of a home.

The gardens aim to illustrate different schools and approachs to design encompassing contemporary and traditional gardens.

The tide is certainly rising, and if you are a garden designer or landscaper and you want to be part of this showpiece event for the south of Ireland, then its time to get designing.


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