FAQs

When will the Dublin Garden Festival take place?

The Dublin Garden Festival will take place from the Friday 19 – Sunday 21 June 2015.

How do I get to Christ Church Cathedral?

Christ Church Cathedral is situated in the heart of Dublin City Centre. To help you get around Dublin here are some helpful hints, websites that provide route and fare information.

Walk: Christ Church Cathedral is located just ten minutes from Trinity College and Grafton Street.

Car: Parking is available for visitors at a rate of €12.50 per day in the Q-park at Christ Church or at the Q-park at the Four Courts. (www.q-park.ie)

Train: Arrive at Heuston Station relaxed without the hassle of traffic ready to enjoy your day at the Dublin Garden. Heuston Station is 20 minutes away by foot. Click here for more information on Irish Rail timetables.

Luas: Leave the car at home and take Luas to the Dublin Garden Festival. Take the Luas Four Courts stop and walk just five minutes up to Christ Church Cathedral across the river. Luas runs a fast and frequent service 7 days a week. For live service information plus maps, ticket info etc. log on to www.luas.ie

Bus: The 123 takes you from O’Connell Street via Dame Street to Christ Church Cathedral. It will leave you to the top of Dame Street, just across the road from the Cathedral. For more information click here

Is there wheelchairs access available for Dublin Garden Festival?

The cathedral, grounds and crypt are accessible by wheelchair but the Music Room is not.

Can I bring my dog with me to the Dublin Garden Festival?

Guide dogs are very welcome at Dublin Garden Festival, however family pets are not allowed on site.

Who can I contact for specific information on the Dublin Garden Festival?

To get more information about exhibitors please visit the exhibitor page or email info@dublingardenfestival.ie to address specific questions.

What sorts of events occur during the Festival?

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, unusual animals, craft demonstrations, live entertainment and an outdoor artisan food tent full of gourmet food including afternoon tea.

On Saturday and Sunday, 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 will include renowned plants woman Helen Dillon.

Where does the Festival take place?

The Dublin Garden Festival will take place on the grounds of the Cathedral, in the Cathedral itself and the crypt. The Music Room will host talks and demonstrations.

Are tickets required to attend the Festival?

Tickets are required for the Festival and cover entry into the Cathedral and the Crypt. Separate tickets are available for the talks with the experts.

How can I get more information about the talks?

To get more information about speakers and talks happening over the weekend please visit the schedule page or email info@dublingardenfestival.ie to address specific questions.

How can I get more information about the exhibitors?

To get more information about exhibitors please visit the exhibitor page or email info@dublingardenfestival.ie to address specific questions.

Where should I stay for the Festival?

The Festival partners with numerous Dublin hotels that are located in the surrounding areas, providing visitors with numerous options and deals when selecting where to stay during your trip, such as:

  • Jurys Inn Hotels
  • Radisson Blu
  • Westbury Hotel
  • Gresham Hotel
  • Arlington Hotel
  • Morrison Hotel
  • Westin Hotel
  • Temple Bar Hotel

Trivago has a full list of accommodation available in the area. The start your search click here.

How can I get more information about Dublin or assistance in planning my trip?

To get more information about Dublin including planning your trip, see the www.visitdublin.com, or email info@dublingardenfestival.ie to address specific questions regarding information on area airports, recommended hotels, etc.

How do I get into contact with the Festival organisation to address specific questions?

For more information please e-mail info@dublingardenfestival.ie or call (+353) 1 677 8099.

How can I volunteer to help the Dublin Garden Festival?

The Dublin Garden Festival is always looking for volunteer assistance. Volunteers will be vital to the success of the Festival. Numerous energetic people serve as ushers, information guides and other jobs that will help the Festival run smoothly. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ruairi Ferrie at (+353) 1 6778099 or send an email to ruairi@christchurch.ie

What performance opportunities are there at the Festival?

There are numerous performance opportunities available during the Festival. For more information please e-mail Nuala Kavanagh, Head of Operation at nuala@christchurch.ie or call (+353) 1 677 8099.

How do I get in contact with the Festival organisation regarding sponsorship or promotional opportunities?

For more information please e-mail Nuala Kavanagh, Head of Operation at nuala@christchurch.ie or call (+353) 1 677 8099.


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

From Friday 19 June until Sunday 21 June 2015

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Bus

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

See dublinbus.ie for further information

Train

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

Luas

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

Dart

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