Michael and Rohanna have designs on Garden Show

Garden Designers Rohanna Heyes and Michael Evans pictured at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens where they are creating a garden entitled 'Nourishing Tradition: from the Past, for the Future' at the Allianz Garden Show Ireland.  Picture: Darren Kidd/PressEye

Garden Designers Rohanna Heyes and Michael Evans pictured at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens where they are creating a garden entitled 'Nourishing Tradition: from the Past, for the Future' at the Allianz Garden Show Ireland. Picture: Darren Kidd/PressEye

Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from May 6-8 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.

With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don.

The theme of the NI Year of Food & Drink 2016 runs throughout the show with a strong focus on the edible element of gardens in all of the garden visuals on display.

Indeed the Show is bigger than ever before with an estimated 15 display gardens already confirmed, in addition to the ever popular Schools and Team Challenges.

This year’s event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors, the “WOW” garden as the team behind the Show affectionately call it, is being designed by married duo Michael Evans and Rohanna Heyes.

The pair who met whilst working and studying at RHS Wisley Garden are passionate about garden design and have many strings to their bow including Michael’s coveted UK Young Horticulturist of the Year award.

The garden which will be the centre piece of the show is entitled “Nourishing Tradition: from the Past, for the Future” and is based on the shape of the Brigid Cross.

Rohanna said: “We feel really fortunate to be given this project of designing and building a feature garden for this year’s Allianz Garden Show Ireland.

“We hope to capture something of the ancient wildness of Northern Ireland and create an interactive space that is both fun as well as thought-provoking.”

Visit www.gardenshowireland.com for more info.