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A Podscape Garden - Medium Show Garden Bloom 2016

This show garden strives to harmonise James’ two passions of architecture and landscape, demonstrating a modern and sustainable approach to how we can better live and relax within our everyday environment.

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UCD Evolution of Land Plants Garden - Large Show Garden Bloom 2016

The UCD garden allows visitors to walk with plants through half a billion years of plant evolutionary history. The show garden tells the story of plants moving from water onto land, making land suitable for animals which followed later.

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No Need to Fear for the 'Lost Generation of Gardeners' in Northern Ireland

Concerns were expressed by the Royal Horticultural Society at the opening of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show that Britain has a ‘lost generation’ with no gardening skills. However, there need be no such concerns in Northern Ireland.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2016

Here are the 20 plants on the shortlist for the RHS Plant of the Year

And the winner is

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Highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Once again, Chelsea will be packed with amazing plant displays and the best cutting-edge garden designs

For five days in May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be transformed into the world’s greatest flower show.

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Bloom Fringe 2016

The Gritty City Turns Pretty this June Bank Holiday for Bloom Fringe Festival 2016. Bloom Fringe kicks off on Friday 3rd June @ 6pm in Dublin Castle with the Irish film premier of the Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley's film "Can You Dig This?" produced by John Legend followed by Q&A hosted by Peter Donegan of The Sod Show!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Winning Formula for a Successful Garden

The world’s best-known horticultural event is around the corner. In just a few weeks thousands of flower, plant and garden design enthusiasts will descend on the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower show for five days of green-fingered heaven.

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Gardening Icon Monty Don Returning to the Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Gardening icon Monty Don returns as the Show’s star attraction on Saturday 7th May to give his expert opinion on all things gardening to the crowds gathered at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens.

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Yi Garden (Friendship Garden) - Large Show Garden Bloom 2016

This garden originates from Yangzhou City in China, and contains traditional elements from the region. The Yangzhou garden is named “Yi Garden”, which literally means “The Garden of Friendship”.

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Free Garden Consultations from ALCI at Bloom 2016

Free Garden Consultations from the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (Stand G40 in the Grand Pavilion)

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Greenmount Florists’ Chelsea Success

Greenmount students Natalie Straney, Killyleagh, and Shannon Ormandy, Ballymena, have each won a Bronze Medal for their stunning design work at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They were competing in the Final of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition and had been asked to create a carnival headdress for a male participant.

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The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 Garden at Bord Bia's Bloom

After their inaugural show garden in 2015, Santa Rita will once again be exhibiting a show garden at Bord Bia’s 2016 Bloom-in-the-Park, to be held in Phoenix Park, Dublin 2nd – 6th June. Entitled ‘The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120’, the ‘Large Category’ show garden is inspired by the wine brands South American origins and will bring a flavour of Chile to Bloom this year.

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Bloom to Highlight the Importance of Mental Health, Breast Cancer and Crumlin Children's Hospital

Monday, 23rd May 2016 According to Bord Bia, this year’s Bloom event will draw attention to many important societal issues including mental health, breast cancer survivorship and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Mindfulness, the plight of Syria refugees and the need for social inclusion in rural Ireland will also feature as key themes within the popular show garden area.

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All About Bloom 2016

The evolution of plants, the war in Syria and international gardens from Chicago, China and Chile are just some of the themes and inspirations for this year’s Bloom festival. Bord Bia today launched its 10th annual Bloom event and according to the organisers, this year’s show will have something for all ages and interests.

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Only 4 Days To Go - Meet Monty Don at Garden Show Ireland

We're on the countdown to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event and gardening icon Monty Don is busy preparing for his third show. On Saturday 7th May the Show Patron will give his expert opinion on all things gardening to the crowds gathered at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens.

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The Krazi Baker Returns to Allianz Garden Show Ireland

We are delighted to welcome back Mark Douglas, more commonly known as the Krazi Baker. Mark who makes artisan griddle breads on site is looking forward to interacting with the public and absorbing the brilliant atmosphere. 

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