Horticulture & Farm Produce
All things home grown and cultivated
Head of Section
John Donohue Contact No 086 8290119
Catherine McGrath Contact No 05793 21405
Entry Fee: €3 (€4 on show day).
Nowadays, a high proportion of exhibitors in the Horticultural classes may be urban dwellers but the whole Show is very firmly rooted in the land and many farmers avail of the Farm Produce events to display their best products to their peers and to non-farming members of the public.
With three All-Ireland events on their schedule the Horticulture and Farm Produce section of Tullamore Show are all set for another record-breaking year.
Sharing top billing are three well-established competitions: Potato, Tray of Vegetables, and Single Rose. Now in its 16th year, the Potato All-Ireland continues to attract a large number of entries and is very keenly contested by Ireland’s top growers. The Tray of Vegetables event likewise has reached a very high standard and the entries always draw gasps of admiration from spectators. The Rose All-Ireland provides a very beautiful display – demonstrating just why this particular flower has retained its popularity down through the centuries.
The exhibits of Cut Flowers and Pot Plants likewise draw o-o-hs and a-a-hs from the viewers while artists with green fingers are guaranteed to provide many feasts for the eye in the ever-popular Floral Art classes. The Children's Section – embracing floral art and junior tray of vegetable events – is regarded as being especially important because of its role in encouraging young people to take an interest in gardening and to get involved in these standard-raising competitions.
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