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Monty Don at Arboretum

West Meets East ... and is Entranced!


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Monty Don makes a welcome return to the Carlow Garden Festival. In this talk Monty explores the history, customs and wonders of the Japanese and Paradise gardens he has visited and the lessons he has learned from them in developing his own garden at Longmeadow. Monty discusses the most beautiful and famous gardens he has visited on his recent travels to the East. Features extra large LED screens for easy visibility.

Event Details

  • Venue: Arboretum Carlow
  • Date & Time: August 3rd - 7:30pm
  • Admission: €25 p.p. / Groups 10+ 10% discount. Pre-booking necessary.
  • Contact: Carlow Tourism: 059 913 0411

Also Arboretum's award winning cafe are offering a Two course buffet meal with tea/coffee in Rachel’s Garden Café, available for €17.95 between 5-7 p.m. Choice of three entrées and choice from the dessert counter. (available to book with your tickets)

Warm clothing recommended for this evening event and you can also enjoy late shopping in Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven until 10 p.m. on the evening

Tickets can be booked through Carlow Garden Trail here:



The real importance of gardening is the empowerment that it gives people, however small or seemingly insignificant their gardens might be. It is surprising how liberating it is, if you can grow anything at all.
- Monty Don