Howbert & Mays at the 'Festival of Gardens & Nature', Ballintubbert, Co Laois, 20-21 April 2024

Howbert & Mays at the 'Festival of Gardens & Nature', Ballintubbert, Co Laois, 20-21 April 2024

When we were contacted by the organisers of this event to see if we'd be interested in having a 'Howbert & Mays pop-up shop' for the duration of their garden festival, we quickly said yes. The speakers and events look interesting and stimulating. Plus it's being held in the beautiful, certified organic Arts & Crafts style gardens of Ballintubbert House near Athy, Co Laois.

We will travel down with a selection of plants, gardening tools, books and other wares from our shops in Monkstown and Clare Street. We look forward to seeing you there.

It's a two-day festival of talks, workshops, organic cooking, garden tours, foraging classes and more. Inspiring head gardeners, plantspeople, chefs, garden writers, landscapers, perfumers and business people will share their knowledge in a beautiful setting. You can read more, and purchase tickets here.

Speakers include:

Cath Kidston, Shane Connolly, Rory O’Connell, Manchan Magan, Dominic West, Jimi Blake, Fionnuala Fallon, Johnny Flynn, TJ Maher, Kitty Scully, Seamus O’Brien, Neil Porteous, John Little, Jonny Bruce, Tom Petherick, The Land Gardeners, Colm O’Driscoll, Sadie Chowen, David Maxwell, Arther Shackleton, Edward Shackleton, Darach Lupton, Amelia Raben, David Butler, Kate Gatacre, Catherine FitzGerald

Festival details, opening hours etc

20 - 21st April 2024 Saturday 10am - 7pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm
VENUE: Ballintubbert Gardens & House, Athy, Co. Laois. R14 E954
TICKETS: €100 for Saturday ticket; €65 Sunday Ticket; €150 for a weekend ticket

Curated by Minnie Preston and Catherine FitzGerald