About the Flower Festival

A stunning flower festival with contemporary and classic arrangements designed by some of Ireland’s most talented and award-winning floral artists.

During this time the Cathedral will remain open to all visitors during the event.

Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce its first ever flower and garden festival. From Friday 19 until Sunday 21 June 2015, Christ Church Cathedral will be transformed into a stunning floral arcadia with contemporary and classic arrangements designed by some of Ireland’s most talented and award-winning floral artists.

Inside, a spectacular array of floral displays will fill the medieval building with colour. What could be more stunning than to witness thousands of flowers displayed in one of the finest cathedrals in Ireland? Visitors will receive gardening advice from renowned and much loved personalities from the world of gardening and horticulture. Outside, adorning the grounds will be horticultural displays, Irish food produce, urban gardens, birds of prey, a petting zoo, craft demonstrations, live entertainment and an outdoor artisan food tent full of gourmet food including afternoon tea.

On Friday and Saturday, a number of talks entitled ‘Gardening With The Experts’ will take place in the Cathedral’s 19th Century Music Room, featuring a host of prolific expert gardeners discussing everything from money-saving composting to creating your very own urban garden. Guest speakers confirmed include world renowned plants woman Helen Dillon and 5-Time Gold medal winner at Bloom; and award-winning florist and Chelsea Flower Show medallist Christopher White.

Whether you are visiting on your own, as a family, with group of friends or even in a coach-full, the Dublin Garden Festival at Christ Church Cathedral can guarantee a fantastic day out. With something for everyone and fun for all the family, don’t miss this unique event right in the heart of the city.

Admission to Cathedral and Crypt

Adult: €6

Concessions: €4.50 (OAP/Student)

Children: €2 (under 16)

Groups: €4.20 (pre-booked groups of 10 or more)

Tickets are also available on the door

Thanks to our sponsor MJ Flood, celebrating 80 years in business.

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From Friday 19 June until Sunday 21 June 2015

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Christchurch Place is on many bus routes, including the 123, 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a and 77x

See dublinbus.ie for further information


Christ Church is located 15 minutes walk from Heuston and 20 minutes walk from Connolly rail station, both of which are served by the number 90 bus which stops on both sides of the quays directly opposite the Cathedral


Christ Church is served by the Luas Red Line. Get off at the Four Courts stop and cross the river on to Winetavern Street


Christ Church is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Tara Street Dart Station