Crowds young and old descend on the Antrim Castle Gardens enjoying a variety of events and activities during the three day Garden Show.
Large numbers joined us in the Antrim Castle Gardens for the 2015 Allianz Garden Show Ireland, May 8th – 10th, for a diverse programme of events including: Live music, flower demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, show gardens, local food producers, talks and children’s activities. An increase in crowds made this year the biggest ever Garden Show Ireland!
The stars of the show were gardening Guru, Monty Don and Allianz Brand Ambassador & First Soloist with the Royal Ballet, Melissa Hamilton. Monty Don took part in a range of talks on Saturday, charming and engaged the crowds with wonderful stories of his gardening experiences from around the world. Melissa was joined on Sunday by Allianz CEO, Brendan Murphy, for a walk of the show. Melissa also chatted with a number of budding ballet stars.
The Allianz Scarecrow wood, once again returned to Garden Show Ireland, scarecrows created by primary school children from Integrated Schools throughout Northern Ireland inhabited the wood. Garden Show visitors were treated to a collection of colourful, fun and eco-friendly scarecrows. Tony McCoy of Maine Integrated Primary School was awarded the Best Overall Scarecrow for his effort. The judges commented that it was “stand out”. Everyone at Allianz would like to congratulate all the schools involved for their wonderfully creative and imaginative efforts.
The City of Belfast Youth Orchestra finished the three fantastic days with a stunning miscellany of classical music on Sunday afternoon.
Check out the Allianz Garden Show Ireland Facebook page for a wonderful selection of pictures
2015 was the inaugural year of Allianz Insurance sponsoring Garden Show Ireland. Allianz provide a wide range of great quality flexible insurance products* to customers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
*Based on PAN Research findings 2015, and internal Home insurance product comparison, Feb 2015 & Motor Insurance Product comparison, October 2014.