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Historic Glin Castle hosts fair celebrating rare plants

The annual Rare and Special Plant Fair was held at Gin Castle in 2019. This fair was established Board Bia to give the gardening and general public an opportunity to purchase rare, unusual and special plants. It enables specialist nursery owners, many of them small family businesses, to advise about growing rare plants.

Hosting the Rare and Special Plant Fair gave the public an opportunity to visit the Glin Castle special gardens and houses of heritage, which are otherwise not open to the public.

Over the past 18 years, the event has grown in stature and reputation and the fair has been held in some of the most beautiful private, public and state gardens.

The team at Glin Castle were delighted to welcome the fair attendees to our 400-acre estate.

The castle comprises of a working dairy farm, 15 acres of manicured gardens, as well as a walled garden, which supplies all the vegetables and herbs for our kitchen and restaurant.

Catherine FitzGerald, eldest daughter of the late Knight of Glin Desmond FitzGerald, who was an author and President of the Irish Georgian Society, and her husband Dominic West, actor, run the castle. 

Catherine is an accomplished horticulturalist and landscape gardener and is passionate about plants and gardening.

If you would like information on the exclusive hire of Glin Castle, contact our team today.