Saturday, 24th July 2021  


Garden Tour


Join Paul Martin, Gold Medal winner RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows, on a journey through the many wonderful gardens that have been created at Delta over the years including the Celtic Walk, the formal Rose Garden, the Five Senses Garden and the Stolen Child Garden.  His talk also features an in-depth look at plant varieties used in the gardens and a personal tour of his own garden in Delta, the Iris O’ Brien Garden, first created for the 2008 Bloom Garden Festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. In conclusion Paul discusses his ongoing involvement with the Delta Centre, in particular the development of the planting on the main avenue. Have your notepad ready for some valuable advice and tips.



Paul Martin – Principal Dip. Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens, Dublin). Paul Martin is the founder of Paul Martin Designs, a multi award-winning design studio who has worked with many prestigious clients on ground breaking projects. Paul is dedicated to combining an extensive knowledge of plants with a keen eye for sharp design. Paul has studied in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin and has over 30 years’ experience in the field of garden design.

He combines his expertise in horticulture with high-technical skill in design implementation. His commissions range from private gardens to public spaces and his work is frequently featured in magazines and newspapers both in Ireland and abroad. With eleven gold medals to date, Paul is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading garden designers, with a growing international profile and current garden design projects in Ireland, the UK, Europe and South Africa.

Show Garden History

Gold Medal – 2018 Singapore Garden Festival
Gold Medal – 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gold Medal – 2014 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Gold Medal – 2012 Singapore Garden Festival
Gold Medal – 2011 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show


Venue: The Delta Sensory Gardens, Strawhall Estate, Carlow R93 Y959

Time: 11 a.m.

Admission: adults €8

Take-away tea, coffee, snacks and light lunches from the on-site Café Thyme.

Contact: 059-9143527


Details of the Carlow Garden Festival programme along with ticket links is available here: