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Kerry’s Kells Bay House and Gardens to showcase at Bloom 2018

Hot on the heels of his appearance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Kells Bay House and Gardens owner...


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Bloom 2018 Small Garden – The Enchanted Wood

What is it about treehouses that capture our imagination…at any age? This woodland garden is created around a Dr. Seuss inspired children’s treehouse. Situated on a woodland slope and combining elements of stone, water and wood clothed in informal planting, the garden seeks to tap into our inbuilt connection to the primal forest in general, and to treehouses in particular.

Read more: Bloom 2018 Small Garden – The Enchanted Wood

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Bloom 2018 Large Garden – Fruit Juice Matters Garden

Designed as a sanctuary for young professionals to enjoy a healthy way of life, this garden features multiple spaces for exercise, relaxation or entertainment with family and friends. The contemporary indoor space, in particular, can be enjoyed all year round and the garden’s simple and clean lines are reminiscent of a lifestyle clear from clutter. 

Read more: Bloom 2018 Large Garden – Fruit Juice Matters Garden

Bloom 2018 News update

Bord Bia’s Bloom is only two weeks away and the jewel in the crown will be an eclectic mix of 20 stunning show gardens created by leading garden designers worth some €1 million (accounting for plants, materials, sponsorship and labour).

Read more: Bloom 2018 News update

Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – Moments in Time – Dementia: Understand Together Garden

This garden is a gentle space that facilitates understanding, togetherness and connection with nature, drawing on a strong evidence-base of dementia-friendly design and the lived experience of dementia. It comprises a short multi-sensory walk leading to a central seating area, sheltered by a grove of trees, grounding the person in the ‘here and now’.

Read more: Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – Moments in Time – Dementia: Understand Together Garden

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Where have all the insects gone? All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

As a child, it was always my job to remove moths from my big sister’s bedroom. They were common visitors then and she was terrified of them, especially the big furry white moths which would flicker around the light and bang themselves off the window panes, probably puss moths.

Read more: Where have all the insects gone? All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

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Bloom 2018 Small Garden – No Limits – GOAL’s Garden for Women

This garden celebrates the role of women in the developing world and highlights some of the challenges they continue to face. It depicts a journey from bleak to blossoming, merging dry arid with lush tropical planting, all creatively assembled to represent some of the inequalities that women endure, and the efforts they are making to improve their lives and the lives of their families and communities.

Read more: Bloom 2018 Small Garden – No Limits – GOAL’s Garden for Women

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Bloom 2018 Large Garden - The Sustainable Seafood Garden

The Sustainable Seafood Garden tells the story of the journey from tide to the table of the fish and seafood that surround and inhabit this island. This journey starts in the water and ends on a plate, but it is the multitude of sustainable and ecological practices and methods that are employed to produce this bounty that the garden hopes to highlight.

Read more: Bloom 2018 Large Garden - The Sustainable Seafood Garden

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Hairy gardeners, moving statues and climate change at Bord Bia’s Bloom!

An upside down garden, the challenges of urban living, skin cancer awareness, gender inequality, sustainable fishing and biodiversity are among the issues which will be brought to life in some of the stunning show gardens at Bord Bia’s Bloom which returns to the Phoenix Park Dublin from 31st May – 4th June 2018.

Read more: Hairy gardeners, moving statues and climate change at Bord Bia’s Bloom!

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Lots to do and see at the this weekends Garden Show Ireland

Announcing our fabulous programme of events!

Here's a glimpse of what's in store...

Gardens - Magnificent  'Eco Gardens' adorned with wildflower meadows, hedgehog houses, insect hotels, fruit trees and hawthorn hedging. Thousands of plants to buy from specialist nurseries for spring planting!

Read more: Lots to do and see at the this weekends Garden Show Ireland

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Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018. The Grand Final.

Leo Walsh, Ireland Branch Winner competed in the YHOY Grand Final at Harrogate today. He was one of the runners-up. Leo is a graduate of WIT/Botanics in Horticulture.

Read more: Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018. The Grand Final.

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Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – Marie Keating Foundation SunSmart Garden

This vibrant yellow and orange garden has been created to raise awareness of the fact that skin cancer is the fastest growing cancer in Ireland and the importance of being SunSmart. Using trees and canopies for shade, along with umbrellas, hats and sunscreen, volunteers will be asking visitors to protect themselves in the sun.

Read more: Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – Marie Keating Foundation SunSmart Garden

Céide Fields Heritage Site brings home the International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens

The Office of Public Works (OPW) Heritage Site the Céide Fields has won the prestigious Carlo Scarpa international landscape award for Gardens. At a ceremony today in the Céide Fields Visitor Centre in Mayo, the Minister for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin “Boxer” Moran T.D., in the presence of Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development welcomed the bringing home of the Award which will now be proudly on display in the Visitor Centre.

Read more: Céide Fields Heritage Site brings home the International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens

Bloom 2018 Small Garden – Growing Shed Garden

With its round tower, high grasses and mossy stone walls, this garden evokes a sense of wild County Wicklow within a low-maintenance suburban, urban garden. The design is about increasing the green footprint and biodiversity regardless of the size of garden and enabling easy experimentation with planting and maintenance autonomy.

Read more: Bloom 2018 Small Garden – Growing Shed Garden

Bloom 2018 Large Garden – DLR Fernhill ‘An Exercise In Sustainability’

This garden highlights the challenge for parks to balance protection of the environment with a human need for outside space. Fernhill has been recently acquired by DLRCC and will provide much-needed parkland for the local community.

Read more: Bloom 2018 Large Garden – DLR Fernhill ‘An Exercise In Sustainability’

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Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – The Enable Ireland Beyond Boundaries Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs

This garden has been designed to highlight the work of Enable Ireland, a charity that works with people of varying abilities and their families, providing support, education, and therapy. The designer has created a garden that, while beautiful in its own right, is inclusive and can be enjoyed by a wide range of people of all ages and abilities, along with their families.

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Coillte launch a new Charter of Commitment to the Peoples’ Millennium Forests

Coillte launched a new Charter of Commitment to the Peoples’ Millennium Forests recently.  The launch event took place at Ballygannon Millennium Forest, Rathdrum, County Wicklow, as part of a Native Woodland Conference organised by the Woodlands of Ireland.

Read more: Coillte launch a new Charter of Commitment to the Peoples’ Millennium Forests

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Biodiversity week events 2018 at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

To celebrate National Biodiversity Week 19th – 27th May 2018, DLR are hosting a number of events. National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. Join us and find out a little more about our Biodiversity.

Read more: Biodiversity week events 2018 at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

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Kerry’s Kells Bay House and Gardens to showcase at Bloom 2018

Hot on the heels of his appearance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Kells Bay House and Gardens owner and fern-lover Billy Alexander has been chosen once again to be one of the exhibitors at Ireland’s most prestigious show Bloom. This year is the eleventh year of this hugely popular festival which will be held at Phoenix Park during the June Bank Holiday weekend from 31st May to 4th June 2018.

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Magic Moments in the Floral Display Pavilion at Garden Show Ireland

Groups of flower arrangers from all around Northern Ireland will be creating ‘Magic Moments’ in the Floral Display Pavilion!

Members of NIGFAS (Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies) will be showcasing their talents in the floral marquee creating massive ‘Magic Moments’ themed displays.

Read more: Magic Moments in the Floral Display Pavilion at Garden Show Ireland

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