22April2018

Chelsea Fringe: From Highgate to Belgravia

One of the exciting things about the Chelsea Fringe is when a modern art installation and horticulture come together and 'Tiny Taxonomy' in Belgrave Square, Belgravia is one of those great moments.

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Bloom in Numbers - Over 106,000 Attend Bloom 2014

Bord Bia welcomed over 106,000 visitors to its Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend. Artisans, exhibitors and garden designers alike have enjoyed a very busy few days with many reporting buoyant sales onsite including Donal Skehan's Skoff pies, CAIS farmhouse cheese and Caulfield Country Boards who were all sold out before lunchtime yesterday. Last year, a Behaviours and Attitudes study valued the onsite sales at €5.5 million.

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Plant Focus – Salvia Madeline - David Corscadden

With a weekend spent at Bloom comes a five day marathon of plants and plant purchases for crazed gardeners like myself! One of the first I bought for myself was a fantastic plant called Salvia Madeline.

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The Loy – An Early Irish Spade - David Corscadden

Each year at Bloom you will find something new and someone new and interesting who has a great story to share. Today it was the people at The Loy Association of Ireland that had a great story to tell.

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Bloom Plant Village

The Plant Village at Bloom 2014 is a new addition to the festival which works to highlight and promote the world class plant production Ireland has to offer. Set among the popular retail stands at Bloom, the village allows a space for the five participating exhibitors to inspire visitors to use plants to their full advantage.

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An Amazing Crowd Appreciating the Prehen Bluebells - Gareth Austin

Packed....only word for it...the Prehen Ancient woodland in Prehen was packed for our annual bluebell walk. Folks came out from near and far to appreciate amazing displays of bluebells in Prehen ancient woodland...so many infact that we stopped counting after 70...

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Bloom Show Garden - Planting Theme and Concepts

Bloom 2014 boasts 30 incredible show gardens which have been designed and constructed by some of the top Landscape Architects and Garden Designers Ireland boasts. Showcasing the high horticultural standards and practices Ireland has to offer, the show gardens provide visitors with inspiration and ideas that they can bring back to their own garden regardless of the size of garden or budget they are working with.

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Bloom Bites

The Bord Bia Food Village hosts an exciting menu of Artisan Street Food for visitors to tickle their taste buds. Perfect at any time of the day, the delights include roast suckling pork from Adare Farm, marinated Hereford beef on ciabatta with carmelised onions, leaves and dressing from Country Choice on Tour and pork terrine, black pudding rolls, and slow cooked pork ribs from 'Three Men in a Trailer'.

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Dublin Garden Squares Day 2014 - Saturday 14th June

Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to announce details of the fifth Dublin Garden Squares Day. Enjoy expert walking tours, open houses, live performance and children's events in a stimulating day out for all. Walk or cycle between the squares and discover the history of these magnificent urban gardens, their plants and wildlife, the people who once used them and the historic buildings that embrace them.

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A Mid-Summer Festival of Dublin Gardens

Dublin Garden Group Mid-Summer Festival 18th - 22nd June 2014. Private Gardens open to the public for Festival - Individuals and Groups Welcome. All gardens open between 2-5pm unless otherwise stated. Entry is  €5 and Refreshments (R) €3 where served. Separate fees for Mount Usher. A special welcome also to delegates of " A Floral Odyssey" from all over the world.

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Designers Choice Garden Announced at Bloom 2014 - David Corscadden

It has been an exciting evening in Bloom today with one of the top awards announced! The garden picked as the best this year by fellow designers at the show was awarded to Andrew Christopher Dunne.

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Gardening Made Better and Easier by Gerry Daly at Bloom - David Corscadden

One of the big pulling factors to Bloom each year for garden lovers like myself is the fountain of garden knowledge that is simply around every corner that you turn!

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Schedule for Bloom 2014

Bloom 2014runs from Thursday the 29th of May to Monday the 2nd of June 2014in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Fashion at Bloom

The Weekend Style Stage at Bloom will feature three fashion show features daily for the five days of the show.Hosted by style guru Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent, the Style Stage will feature top models from 1st Option model agency and special guests including contributors from Weekend magazine styled for a 'catwalk' appearance at Bloom.

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Bloom Floral Marquee

The Floral Marquee is one of the first stops for many visitors when they arrive at Bloom. With over 30 different nurseries under one roof it is a key highlight for plant lovers and garden enthusiasts when they visit. Past visitors to Bloom will notice many key features have returned again this year such as the fuchsia wall just inside the main door and the primula pyramid, created by Peninsula Primulas, in the centre of the room.

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Meet Over 110 Food Producers!

The Artisan Food Market and Love Irish Food Pavilion return showcasing the finest artisan and Irish food that Ireland has to offer and providing a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the products on offer and how best to prepare them at home. Foodies will find a fantastic range of top quality, locally produced beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fresh fish, all of which carry the Bord Bia Quality Mark, at the Meat, Fish and Poultry Market – perfect for all aspiring cooks!

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