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Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

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Drawing inspiration from CS Lewis books at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens are team challengers Jim Clark, Billy Watt, Molly Gordon who all attend OCN Garden Design course at the South Eastern Regional College, Holywood Campus.

The Team Garden Challenge, which is supported by the Enkalon Foundation, is calling out for participants to create a CS Lewis inspired Narnia garden at the Show which runs from 5th to 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

The team challenge is an opportunity for community groups, sports clubs, businesses, groups of friends or even just family members to take on the challenge of building a garden in one day. Teams can take as much time as they need to plan and design their 3m x 3m plot in advance of the Show and then on Thursday 4th May they have one day to build the garden on site.

Teams this year are being asked to create Narnia Gardens inspired by the famous CS Lewis literature. There will be no shortage of inspiration with the famous Belfast author having penned seven tales in the world famous Narnia series. From the iconic lamppost to the whimsical toffee trees and not forgetting the magical wardrobe doors, garden designers will have great fun creating something for the many thousands who attend the Show to enjoy.

One team who have already completed their application form is students form the Horticulture and Garden Design course at South Eastern Regional College, their Lecturer Joanna Loane explains why they got involved,

“The Team Challenge Competition is a great way for us to enrich our Students’ experience while they are studying Horticulture and Garden Design at SERC. The students get the opportunity to be involved in the design and build of a garden, at the same time developing other essential skills such as teamwork and communication. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland also gives the Students the opportunity to meet and talk to other Show Garden Teams, as well as a wide range of professionals within the Horticulture Industry.”

Find out how you can get involved.

Source: Garden Show Ireland - Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

Featured Event


11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017

The NEC @ North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK

Glee Birmingham 2017

Join us at Glee 2017 to see the launch of hundreds of new products, discover the future customer buying trends and seize the opportunity to meet over 500 suppliers!

At Glee we bring the most exciting exhibitors together with the most powerful and influential visitors and buyers in the industry. Spread across 8 select show sectors Glee offers three jam-packed days of networking, selling and purchasing which are not to be missed. Whilst discovering the latest in innovative products, you can also meet hundreds of new and existing suppliers all under one roof. Taking place at the perfect time of year to re-stock your shelves just before Christmas, Glee is the most crucial garden trade event in any retailer’s calendar.

Offering thousands of the newest and most inspirational garden retail products from over 550+ suppliers, Glee welcomes all kinds of exhibitors from across 8 carefully edited show sectors. If you have your own brand, garden centre, shop or make or grow your own products, we have a spot just for you. With visitors from multiples, independents and online retailers, it’s the perfect opportunity to launch and showcase your product collections, nurture your existing relationships and grow new ones.

Date, Time & Location
11 to 13 September 2017

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Mon 11 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Tues 12 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Wed 13 Sept - 9:00 - 16:00