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Bloom Showgarden Medal Winners 2015


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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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ITB Launch New Part-time Level 6 Higher Certificate in Science in Professional Horticulture Practice

Limited Places Now Available - ITB Level 6 Part-time Higher Certificate in Science - Professional Horticulture Practice.
Deadline for Entry 20th September.

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ITB Grows with New Horticulture Facilities

ITB (Institute of Technology Blanchardstown) have launched their new plans for growth in their Horticulture Department. The plans include a new Horticulture Facility on a 0.67 hectare site on campus costing well in excess of 1 million euro and designed by Hamilton Architects. The construction will be carried out by Felix O’Hare and Co. Ltd.

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Sales are Blooming at Bord Bia’s Annual Garden, Flower and Food Show

Sales are blooming for the 400 horticultural and food companies participating in Bloom, the annual garden, food and flower show organised and run by Bord Bia. Stock is flying off the shelves for the 100 exhibitors in Bord Bia’s Food Village, with many reporting overnight trips and late night baking to restock and keep up with demand. Many producers are estimating a 30% increase in sales over the previous year's event.

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Blooming Great Turnout at the Phoenix Park!

The Phoenix Park Blooms as record 15,000 visit Bord Bia’s annual gardening and food show on opening day. Bord Bia has opened the gates for the second day of this year’s Bloom, the annual gardening, food and family festival. Organisers report a record number of 15,000 visitors have already experienced all things Bloom and it is anticipated that numbers will continue to rise as the event continues and the sun continues to shine.

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ITB Promoting Horticulture to Young Students at Scifest Event

SciFest is a one day event showcasing Science and Technology and Intel are the main sponsors. It is an exhibition of projects and a competition for students in different Science and Technology categories. It is considered a precursor to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

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UK Horticulture: An Industry at Crisis Point

‘Horticulture Matters’ report calls for Government action to close skills gap. More than 70% of horticultural businesses cannot fill skilled vacancies, nearly 20% are forced to recruit overseas and almost 70% say career entrants are inadequately prepared for work.

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Lucan GIY Host Great Educational Evening of Food Growing in Schools - Trevor Sargent

Paddy Madden, author of ‘Go Wild at School’ and SESE lecturer in Marino Institute of Education, was the brilliant speaker at Lucan GIY monthly meeting on Mon 15 April last. Even though I thought I knew a good bit about school gardens and getting kids interested in the natural world, I was blown away by the practical array of trials, projects and experiments which Paddy demonstrated using old containers and other make-shift equipment which would be common in most households.

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Our Origin is Green’ Garden Awarded Top Prize at Bloom 2015

 
Jane McCorkell, Kilsallaghan, Co.Meath received the highest accolade, overall large garden winner, at Bloom today for her 'Our Origin is Green' garden. The gold medal garden, which represents a trip through Irish mythology, showcases Celtic design through the use of modern Irish material. The design is inspired by a Celtic knot of two dogs found in the Book of Durrow. Later this morning, Bord Bia's Bloom 2015 festival will be officially opened by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.

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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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ITB and Fingal County Council at Bloom 2015

 

Fingal County Council has worked closely with the Department of Horticulture at ITB for the past 4 years providing a training ground for their students in Beech Park Gardens, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. The students have gained invaluable work experience in garden restoration, plant cultivation and plant identification under the guidance of John Harrington, Chargehand Gardener in Fingal County Council who has worked in the horticultural industry for more than forty years.

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Winners 2013 Show Gardens

Giardino della Mostra (Large)
Giardino della mostra, translating generally from the Italian as “exhibition garden” or “garden of exhibits,” is a garden that encourages you to design your own garden to a strong theme whilst referring to the fact that a good garden is formed from the sum of its parts. The concept and layout are, in part, inspired by Ireland’s only permanent exhibition of show gardens at Gardenworld, Kilquade (the National Garden Exhibition Centre), Co. Wicklow.

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Bloom in the Park 2013 Medal Winners

The esteemed Bloom judges, including Chelsea Flower Show’s chief judge Andrew Wilson, have been examining, observing and deliberating over the last two days before announcing the much- anticipated results this morning. A total of 95 medals including 25 Gold, 22 Silver Gilt, 28 Silver and 20 Bronze, were presented to garden designers, nurseries and floral artists.

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Learning to Grow... Organic Horticulture Courses

Enhance your life, work and community as we spring into Summer!

Two courses in Organic Horticulture start in June 2013 at the Heritage Garden, Avila Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, delivered by NICER Training in partnership with Cultivate with tutor Peadar Lynch:

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Bord Bia Launches Bloom 2013

Bord Bia recently announced the return of Bloom, its hugely successful gardening, food and family festival, which will take place within a 70 acre site in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this June bank holiday weekend. Now in its seventh year, the event attracted over 80,000 visitors last year.

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SCD Landscape Students to Bloom Once Again

Landscape Students to Bloom once again…you can too!
Design students from Senior College Dun Laoghaire (SCD) will once again return to Bloom to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and expertise they’ve acquired over their two years of study. With past students having secured medals in 2007, 08, 09, 10, 12, this year’s entrants are under no illusions about the pressure they’re under.

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