Meet in the Garden "Rendez-vous aux Jardins"

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Join garden owners and managers all across Europe for a weekend of events and activities celebrating our wonderful gardens and parks. 

A European wide initiative "Rendez-vous aux jardins" -"Meet in the garden" is a weekend long celebration of events, demonstrations and other activities celebrating our garden heritage and the skills and know how of the people who work there.

Over 3,000 parks, public and private gardens all over Europe are due to take part in the event which takes place from 7th-9th June 2019.

The theme for this year is "Animals in the garden". We're calling on garden owners, managers, park departments and all responsible for gardens in Ireland to organise events and activities for the public throughout the weekend.

On Friday 7th June organisers are encouraged to organise events and activities for school children. 

Register your event on ("add an event")

and email details to Martina Malone

Please tag the Heritage Council in your social media posts so that we may help to promote your event. 


"Rendez-vous aux jardins" is organised by the French Ministry of Culture, the Department of heritage and implemented by the Regional Cultural Affairs Directorates, in colloboration with the Centre of National Monuments, associations of private and public owners, the network of Artistic and Historical Towns and Areas and others.

The event has been running for 16 years. In 2018 for European Year of Cultural Heritage it expanded to include other European countries. Over 25 gardens in Ireland took part in events in 2018. 

Ingrid Cadoret