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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Ingrid Swan & Ruth Liddle

INGRID SWAN of IS Design is a Landscape and Garden Designer working throughout Ireland. Following her studies at Limerick School of Art & Design Ingrid completed a degree in Landscape & Garden Design in Writtle College, Essex. With extensive design experience on a wide range of projects including domestic gardens of varying scales, stud farm and village design, Ingrid’s designs are driven by a passion for horticulture and the belief that a well designed garden will have a positive impact on everyday life. 

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Our Origin is Green

The garden concept for ‘Our Origin is Green’ has developed from a Celtic knot design of two dogs found in the Book of Durrow. Celtic design has been a source of inspiration for designers and crafts people for many centuries. The application to Landscape has often been through a rustic style. The purpose of this garden is to demonstrate Celtic design through the use of modern Irish materials. 

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Hugh Ryan

Hugh Ryan studied Architecture in Dublin in the early 70’s before progressing to Garden Design and establishing his own practice, Hugh Ryan Landscape Design in 1977 where he specialises in the design and construction of private gardens. Many of his designs have received recognition both at home and overseas and have been published extensively. 

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Yeat's Secret Garden in Sligo

This garden is purely imaginary. It exists only in the head of a poet: the private bolthole in his beloved Sligo that Yeats dreamed of while living in smoggy, grey London. Peeking in, we are voyeurs, seeing a clearing on a wooded island, with the lake lapping on the tree-lined shore beyond. Nothing is perfect – Yeasts hasn’t tried to tame or tidy his secret hideaway. 

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Fiann Ó Nualláin

Fiann Ó Nualláin is an author, broadcaster and perennial bloom designer. With a background in medicinal botany and holistic therapies he is an advocate of the healing potential of the garden and has worked in the field of horticultural therapy for almost two decades.

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Crumlin Childrens Hospital Garden Presented by Kildare Growers

This garden is presented at Bloom by the Kildare Growers Group, facilitated by Kieran Dunne (L&K Dunne Nurseries) and designed by Anthony Ryan (Landscape Architect).

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Connect - Karen M. Butler

Landscape Architecture graduate from UCD with an art and fashion background from NCAD and Central St. Martin’s, London. Keen interest in creating spaces in which people relax, escape and interact with each other enjoying the outdoors; creating outdoor living rooms where memories are made.

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Ideas for Teacher that Won't Break the Bank

It's getting close to the end of the school term again. That time of year when we look forward to the occasional trip to the beach with our little gems. Weather permitting of course?? The hanging question arrives!!! What will I get teacher? or will I get anything for teacher?? Hummm.. I have two children in school, what if I had four plus children? That would be extremely costly coming into the summer. Or would it be?

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Bloom is Back! - Video Update from Bloom Manger Gary Graham

Bord Bia's Bloom Show Manager Gary Graham explains how preparation for Bloom 2015 is going.

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We’re Back in Bloom!

Wednesday, 6th May 2015: Bord Bia today launched its plans for Bloom 2015; a five day annual event packed full of gardening inspiration, gastronomic delights and good old fashioned family fun! Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia festival has firmly established itself as one of the most anticipated social events of the year, not just for those with green fingers, but for all who enjoy a fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Attracting a nationwide audience – with over 106,000 people attending last year – this year Ireland's largest garden, food and family festival will run from Thursday, 28th May until Monday, 1st June 2015.

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RHS Chelsea Flower 2015

HOTEL FLORISTRY
Best Hotel Floristry Exhibit: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
in partnership with Indoor Garden Design

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Ingrid Swan

Ingrid Swan has a degree in Landscape & Garden Design and has worked for professional garden design practices for over 12 years. Last year, Ingrid launched her own garden design business when she undertook her first garden at Bloom. She received a Gold Medal last year for The Garden of Sculptures in the Concept Garden Category.

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BFEI Landscape Design Students To Celebrate Modern Living at Bloom 2015

Having won awards at every Bloom in the Park since its inception in 2007, landscape design students from Blackrock Further Education Institute (formerly Senior College Dun Laoghaire) are set to turn heads once again at Bloom 2015. With garden creations including, A View Askew, Furrows of Sustainabilty, The Labyrinth, The Clearing, Aspire, The Garden That Nobody Saw, ArGhairdinCuil and last year’s gold medal winning, Facing South, this year’s entry comes with an excellent pedigree.

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Niall Maxwell

Niall is a landscape and horticulture graduate with twenty years of experience designing and building gardens. He is a multi award winning garden designer, including a Best in Category for Bloom 2009. Based in Dublin, Niall transforms gardens with a strong emphasis on creative flair and customer service.

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The Bloom Fringe Festival

This June Bank Holiday Weekend Dublin will be taken over by plants, gardening and food. Not only will the Phoenix Park turn into a mecca for gardening enthusiasts but the magic of the festival will make its way down into the streets of Dublin with the Bloom Fringe Festival.

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - -Fiann Ó Nualláin & Lisa Kelly

Fiann Ó Nualláin is the bestselling gardening author of the holistic gardener series with Mercier Press. He regularly contributes articles on food, health and gardening to a variety of publications and is an advocate of GIY and gardening for health – which he regularly explores on radio and television appearances and perennially at bloom.

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Charity Gardens are Big at Bloom

The show gardens at Bord Bia's Bloom always strive to not only entice visitors with their fantastic designs and plant selection, but they also aim to promote a key message to the public. This is especially true for Bloom’s Charity Show gardens which aim to highlight a particular cause or calls to action with the public. This year Bloom has four main charity show gardens on display, each of which is raising awareness for a worthy cause.

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ICOMOS + ILI Lecture: Villes Et Villages d’art Et De Patrimoine

ICOMOS Ireland in association with the Irish Landscape Institute presents: Villes et villages d’art et de patrimoine – Towns and Villages of Art and Heritage in Quebec

Claude Dubé, Professeur titulaire UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage, Université Laval
Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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Bloom In Transition - Bloom 2015

Bloom regular Fiann Ó Nualláin is back again this year with not only a show garden but he will also be launching a pilot project in association with Bloom and Bord Bia entitled ‘Bloom in Transition’.

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8 Things to Do at Garden Show Ireland Even if it Rains

 

  • 'Make your own Garden Show buttonhole' with Richard Haslam in Flower arranging Pavilion
  • Listen in to Chef, Paula McIntyre 'Cooking with weeds!' – using seaweeds, dandelion, gorse incorporating McKeever's cider and Broighter gold oil in fish dish with seaweed, dandelion sherry and rabbit confit with gorse flat breads.

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