A perfect afternoon….. come to Claregalway castle, have a coffee and light refreshment, hear some live music and buy a plant to start the Spring.The Spring Garden Fair is the first event of the year at Claregalway Castle. It will feature many of Ireland’s best nurseries and rare plant specialists and many well-known members of Irish Specialist Nurseries Association (ISNA) for whom this will be their first event of the season.The Spring Garden Fair is the perfect opportunity for gardeners of all levels to visit Claregalway Castle and speak informally to the experts who will give advice and suggest the perfect plant choices for your garden: whatever its size, shape or aspect, making it the place you’ll want to be, to enjoy the summer ahead.This will be a warm and welcoming and special gathering to begin the Spring. An unmissable event for anyone about to start a garden, or develop their existing garden, patio, or window-boxes, or wishing to enjoy good food.Come along and meet the Specialists who can address your garden problems, and are willing to share their knowledge and wisdom. It is an opportunity to buy one or two extraordinary plants at modest cost – all produced in Ireland for Irish weather conditions.Meet friends at the Castle Tea Rooms with light refreshments and cakes available all day. Music from Silvermoon trad Jazz Quartet will add to the pleasure of the occasion.Claregalway Castle, Sunday, April 3rd , 11-6pm.Admission €5, limited parking onsite. (A date for your diary: the Annual Galway Garden Festival will take place on Saturday & Sunday 2-3rd July from 11am – 6pm daily)Garden Exhibitors will include-Leamore Nursery – specialising in Peonies and other perennials based just outside Ashford, Co. Wicklow. Future Forests – from West Cork with their great selection of native and unusual Trees, Conifers, Shrubs, Climbers, Fruit trees and bushes etcBoyne Garden Centre – fantastic selection of perennials and Paeonia roses and unique collection of top quality plants grown in their nursery. This award winning Garden Centre has 7 successive Gold Medals including 3 medals for ‘Best in Show’ at Bloom & Garden Show Ireland.Rare Plants Ireland – Range of rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials. Many of these specimens have been sourced during plant hunting expeditions in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Azores and Sikkim.Gortkelly Nursery – specialist herbaceous plantsNatural Growing Company– extensive range of vegetablesSlug Gone– Organic slug control and hanging basketsDeep Route Gardening – medicinal herbsForest Moon Plants–Greenman Nurseries– unusual and exotic shrubsMulhall Obelisks– Garden arches, obelisks and a variety of plant supportsShady Plants – Ferns and other shade loving plants Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet the experts as the gardening season gets underway.For more information on any of the above events see our Facebook page or call the Castle on 091 799 666.