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Enjoying the sunshine is Gemma Rainey and Cody from Newtownabbey. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine is Gemma Rainey and Cody from Newtownabbey. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine is Eden John Robinson from Antrim. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine is Eden John Robinson from Antrim. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Loretta O'Donnell from Belfast planting seeds in the Kiddie Zone. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Loretta O'Donnell from Belfast planting seeds in the Kiddie Zone. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine Zoe Bruce-Brand from Dublin . Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine Zoe Bruce-Brand from Dublin . Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine Zoe Bruce-Brand from Dublin. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine Zoe Bruce-Brand from Dublin. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine are P5s Philip and James with Mr Thompson from Kilbroney IPS. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine are P5s Philip and James with Mr Thompson from Kilbroney IPS. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Rosemary McQuillan, Shirley Allen and Jacqueline Montgomery from Limavady enjoying the show. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Rosemary McQuillan, Shirley Allen and Jacqueline Montgomery from Limavady enjoying the show. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm.

Enjoying the sunshine and signing autographs garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine and signing autographs garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm.

Carolyn Stewart and Paula McIntyre at the Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Carolyn Stewart and Paula McIntyre at the Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.

Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Garden designer Joe Swift. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Enjoying the sunshine is Gemma Rainey and Cody from Newtownabbey. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Crowds can enjoy the glorious May weather at the Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens this weekend.

There are over 20 garden visuals for visitors to enjoy, including a feature garden which draws inspiration from CS Lewis and creations from local community groups and garden designers.

BBC’s Joe Swift, who anchors the broadcaster’s coverage for the Chelsea Flower Show, attended the event on Friday.

The show runs until Sunday May 7th at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm.

Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is free for children under 16.

Belfast Telegraph