A Mid-Summer Festival of Dublin Gardens

This summer is really panning out to be a very exciting one in Dublin for garden lovers. It seems to be weekend after weekend of brilliant plant based events. To add to the excitement and things to do this summer members of The Dublin Garden Group are holding a Mid-Summer Festival from 18 June to 22 June.

The Dublin Garden Group is made up of some of the best private gardens that Dublin has to offer. The great thing about the group’s Mid-Summer Festival is that it offers members of the public access to gardens that are not normally open to the public so it is a real treat for us garden lovers.

The Dublin Garden Group’s Mid-Summer Festival coincides with the eleventh World Flower Show which is being held in the RDS Dublin over the same dates. This means there will be so much to do over these days.

During the Dublin Garden Group Mid-Summer Festival visitors will be able to enjoy the different architecture and design of each garden, specimen plants, some rare and tender plants and other hardy and reliable plants for gardens. The group covers a range of small suburban gardens to large acres of rolling parkland so there is something for every taste.


It will also offer visitors the chance to meet the garden owners who will be in attendance to answer questions about their individual garden and offer advice on plants. Alternatively visitors can just stroll around and enjoy the peace and tranquillity to be found in each garden.

Last year I had the opportunity to visit two of the 13 gardens that make up the Dublin Garden Group. I have visited both Hunting Brook and June Blake’s Garden last summer and am really looking forward to hopefully ticking a few more gardens off the list this summer.

June Blake's Garden

June Blake’s Garden

You can find out all about the individual gardens and their opening times on the Dublin Garden Group’s Website. I would highly recommend if you find yourself around Dublin this summer to visit as many of these gardens as you can.

Just to whet your appetite a bit below you can find some videos of a few of the gardens that are taking part this year.

Knockrose Garden

Helen Dillon’s Garden

Hunting Brook