Horticulture & Farm Produce
All things home grown and cultivated
Head of Section, John Donohue Contact No 086 8290119 and Catherine McGrath Contact No 057 93 21405
Entry Fee: €3 (€4 on show day)
To make the Horticulture and Farm Produce Section more interesting for the public, each entry should be named where possible as in the event of a tie, naming will count.
This year there are 123 classes as well as four All-Irelands:
- All Ireland Quality Potato Championship
- All Ireland Collection of Vegetables Championship
- Single Rose All Ireland
- All Ireland Flower Arranger of the Year
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.
The Potato All-Ireland continues to attract a large number of entries and is very keenly contested by Ireland’s top growers.
The Collection of Vegetables event likewise has reached a very high standard and the entries always draw gasps of admiration from spectators.
The Single 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 oohs and aahs 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.
Exhibitors may submit exhibits on:
Saturday evening, 11th August from 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Sunday morning 12th August, from 7.00am to 10.00am only
No late entries accepted for Floral Art Classes.
No late entries accepted after 9.30am on Show morning.
10.00 a.m. Marquee Closed for judging
1.00 p.m. approx. Marquee Opened for viewing, when judging is finished.
2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Results & Presentation for the four All Ireland Championships ‘Best in Show’ and other Special prizes.
The All Ireland Championships are;
- Bord Bia All Ireland Potato Championship
- Single Rose Ireland, ( Sponsor: Bly Hutton Bury)
- Bridge House All Ireland Championship for Collection of Vegetables
- All Ireland Floral Artist of the Year 2014 ( Sponsor: Castle Flowers, Moate)
2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. All Ireland Junior Loy Digging
(Outside Horticulture Marquee)
5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Exhibits Returned