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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Breffni McGeough

Breffni McGeough is a landscape designer and contractor from Dublin. He has been designing and building gardens for a wide variety of clients over the last ten years in partnership with fellow landscaper Francis Doyle. He has won medals at bloom in 2011 and 2012. This will be his first solo design at bloom.(View profile)

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Brian Burke

Non Forsit is latin and translates literally as ’No Problem’. The youngest child in the family, Eddie was born with Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is latin and translates literally as ‘Split Spine’. As a result of this condition Eddie uses a mobility aid when he is outside playing with his older brother and sister; Evan and Naima. (View profile)

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Café Opens Near in Dublin’s Historic St. Patrick’s Park

Dublin City Council’s Parks Division recently announced the opening of new tearooms at St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8. The Council believes that the tearooms will be a popular addition to the park, which is located close to many of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions – including St. Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals, Dublinia, City Hall and Dublin Castle.

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Bloom Winners 2015

Bloom Medal Winners 2015

Best in Category
Large Garden: Our Origin is Green, sponsored by Savills and designed by Jane McCorkell (Large garden)

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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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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - 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. Clean, bold style with a contemporary feminine touch. Strong interest in multiple contrasting elements with a level of detail that captures the interest of the visitor. (View profile)

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Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Declan McKenna

We offer a range of services within the fields of Garden Design, Construction, Planting and maintenance for private, public and commercial spaces. Our focused, professional and committed team which is lead by Declan McKenna, best known for his appearance on Rte Super Garden in 2013 are committed to producing and maintaining your outdoor space to the highest Standards. (View profile)

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Flowers Galore in the Floral Marquee

For horticulturalists and plant enthusiasts that come to Bloom the Floral and Nursery Marquee is a haven to rekindled a passion for favourite plants or discover new varieties to bring home. The Floral and Nursery Marquee will showcase the very best of plant nurseries in Ireland.

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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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2015

The RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2015 has been awarded to Agralan Ltd for their ingenious Potato Pot. This innovative potato planter allows you to check the development of the potatoes and pick them week after week without digging the plant up.

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