Glenarm Castle News

Glenarm Castle is Blooming Marvellous

Glenarm Castle’s popular Tulip festival is back this May bank holiday, Saturday 30thApril - Monday 2ndMay. This is the only Tulip Festival in the whole of Ireland and now in its 10thyear, is a firm fixture in the horticulture calendar. Sponsored by Bloms Blubs, the gardening team at Glenarm Castle have planted thousands of tulips, which will provide a colourful and spectacular display.

 Amongst the tulips on display this year are Monte Carlo a rich yellow peony-flower tulip with delicious scent, Black Hero a dark peony flower, Orange Princess and fringed tulips called Flamingo and Barbados.

James Wharry, Head Gardener at Glenarm Castle, explains:

“We are all very excited about the forthcoming Tulip Festival and as the festival is celebrating its 10thanniversary milestone, we’ve really pushed the boat out to ensure that this is the best year yet, with a record number of tulips of mixed varieties in bloom. The floral display is going to be awe-inspiring and extremely colourful.A representative from Bloms Blubs will be available to discuss bulb requirements for the year, with visitors given the opportunity to order tulip bulbs for the next season.”

This year’s event will also offer a diverse range of local crafts, music, food and children’s entertainment as well as an exhibition of paintings by local artist Donal McNaughton. Glenarm Castle will also be open to the public for guided tours on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May from 11.30am – 4.30pm. Tours leave from The Walled Garden via the Glenarm Road Train, approximately every 20 minutes. And, of course Glenarm Castle’s famous Tea Room will be open all weekend.

Ticket prices are £5 for Adults, £5 for Snr Citizens and FREE Admission for Children Under 12. Gates Open from 10am on Saturday 30thApril, 11am on Sunday 1stMay and 10am on Bank Holiday Monday, 2ndMay.

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