Over a hundred events take place at our Arboretum stores every year, so make sure and don’t miss out. With events to cover a wide variety of topics we have something on offer for everyone. Events like our family fun days, mad hatter’s tea party and Little Seeds workshops are perfect to keep the kids entertained and educated also. For the adults we have courses for BBQ cooking, Yoga and wellness, Garden and Plants seminars and much more. Our annual events at Christmas and Halloween are always a huge hit with the kids.
Sneak peak at some of our popular events…
Garden & Plant Workshops
Get the information you need to make the most of your garden in an informative but relaxed workshop given by our expert horticulturists – the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have and get help with specific problems.
Our workshops cover such topics as grow your own food, the perfect planters, colour your garden and summer hydrangea colour. Events run at both our stores in Carlow and Kilquade.
Weber BBQ Cooking Courses
Our Weber cookery courses have proved hugely popular and successful over the last couple of years, With the small intimate gathering allowing everyone to get one to one time with the chef and the amazing food that results, this course is a must for any BBQ or food enthusiast. A 3-hour practical cooking course carried out by a weber certified chef. Dates for 2020 will be announced here very soon and booking available for March onwards. Events run at both our stores in Carlow and Kilquade.
Easter Children’s Events
Why not visit Arboretum this Easter when the kids are off school, we have a stackful of events lined up to keep the kids entertained, with a family fun day and mad hatter’s tea party set for Good Friday followed by our traditional Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Also in the build up to Easter week we have a special fun and educational event planned with our Little Seeds workshop, children will get chance to plant their own seeds and interact, while learning all the time.
Our special and ever popular Santa events will return again for 2021, with Santa’s Grotto in Arboretum Kilquade and Santa’s Breakfast and Supper in our Carlow store. Along with these fantastic events, we will have Santa’s arrival via helicopter in Carlow in mid-November and our live reindeer will return again for everyone to come and visit for free. Keep a eye out as tickets will go on sale in September and have sold out by end of October for the last few years, so get in quick!
Keep an eye on all our social pages for details of every event coming soon, we will be introducing some new unique events for the coming year also, so make sure to check back here or on our Facebook and Instagram pages for details. All tickets will be available at this page once dates are released.