About

The Flower Gallery

The early days...

Newcastle Flower Gallery was founded by Mary Bowring in August 1998.

Mary’s love of flowers began when she lived in the UK where she studied and qualified as a florist.

On returning to Ireland over 20 Years ago she opened up Newcastle West Flower Gallery in Co. Limerick where she has worked on numerous weddings and events with her unique designs.

Mary prides herself in not wanting to be like other florists, she gets to know the bride so every wedding is designed specifically to that individual.


“Once I get inside a brides head the ideas just flow”
Mary Bowring



Adare Manor

The Manor...

Mary worked at the majestic Adare Manor for a number of years.

She was told by the team over there that she was the first florist ever to capture the ambiance of the manor which was clearly reflected in the arrangements she made.

The Pro Am...

Mary worked on the first JP McManus pro am golf tournament in 2010.

At this world-class event she and her team decorated the beautiful Manor, the various hospitality and press marques and also the club house.

Adare Manor

The Wabi Sabi...

Newcastle West Flower Gallery were honoured to be chosen out of all the florists in Limerick City and County to do the floral arrangements when Elton John’s yacht "The Wabi Sabi" docked in Limerick in June 2017.

This was a major tribute to Mary's design work and shows her level of expertise that she can be proud of.

The 20th anniversary

2018 marks the 20th year in business for The Flower Gallery. Since opening in the Market Yard, Newcastle west in August 1998 Mary has worked with Chris by her side.


Chris specialises in artificial designer wreaths. From A to Z you name it he can make it from Jimmy Choo shoes to Chanel handbags, pool tables to 3D JCB, there is nothing Chris can’t make. Chris also looks after hanging baskets, window boxes and planters. You can indeed bring in your own and we will plant them up for you.


Mary can capture any occasion and has been thanked over the years for capturing exactly what the brides had imagined their wedding flowers to be from the most romantic to the wackiest themed weddings.


At Newcastle West Flower Gallery we offer a personable service of maintaining graves at christmas, birthdays and anniversaries on your behalf. This is fast becoming a very popular side to the business with customers from all over the world requesting that we maintain the graves of their loved ones as they live overseas anywhere from the UK, the US and Australia.