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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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Summer Camps at Airfield

Airfield’s Summer Camps are back and packed to the brim with exciting adventures! Each camp will be hands-on with the campers growing, cooking, eating, exploring, and investigating Airfield’s fields, farm and gardens.

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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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Garden Book Swap at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Bought a gardening book and finished it? Been given a beautiful gardening book and you already have a copy? Or have you been clearing your dusty shelves and are not quite sure what to do with those old favourites that you’ve read in the past?

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New Park on Cork St. Community Consultation Workshop

Dublin City Council are developing a new public park on the vacant site on Cork St/ Ormond St. The project team will be hsoting a Consultation Workshop so that the local community can share ideas and views on the park design and development. 

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TCD Gardening Classes

Spring Gardening Classes 2015

April 25th - €30 - 11am to 2pm
How to grow vegetables from seed to plateLearn all about crop rotation, companion planting and how to fill your home and garden with lots of delicious, edible plant you can enjoy all summer.

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BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time Visits Garden Show!

On Friday 8th May, BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time will be recording from Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens! So bring along your questions and put them to the celebrated panel of gardening experts. The team is made up of organic gardening guru Bob Flowerdew, plantsman and horticulturalist Matthew Biggs, and botanist James Wong with Eric Robson in the chair.

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Fota House Plant and Garden Fair

The next event in the calendar that ISNA members will be participating in is the annual Fota House Plant and Garden Fair. This will be held at Fota House & Gardens, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on Sunday 19th April between 11am and 4pm. 

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Forest Service Irish Forestry Awards - RDS

The Irish Forestry Awards recognise and reward farmers and woodland owners who are employing the principles of Climate-Smart Agriculture on their properties including: sound commercial management, environmental protection and bio diversity.

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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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Visit a Park in Dublin City

South Central Area:

  • Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, D. 12.
  • Kylemore Park, Ballyfermot, D.10.
  • Liffey Valley Park, Chapelizod / Islandbridge, D.8/10.
  • Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot, D.10.
  • Oisin Kelly Park, Basin Street, Off James’ Street, D.8.
  • St Audeons Park, High Street / Cook Street, D.8.
  • St Catherines Park, Thomas Street, D.8.

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Historic Antrim Castle Gardens the Venue for Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015

Antrim Castle Gardens is an historical gem. The 400 year old gardens are unique in Northern Ireland. A recent £6m restoration project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund has now preserved this historic site for generations to come.

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The Rare & Special Plant Fair 2015 In Association With Bord Bia

Spring has sprung and summer is on the way. Green fingered gardeners of all ages are encouraged to visit Airfield Dundrum on Sunday May 10th from 10am to 5pm, when it will play host to The Rare & Special Plant Fair 2015. 

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Garden Show Ireland is for Family's

In recognition of National Gardening Week, Ulster Rugby Star Ian Humphreys and his family this week helped launch the family programme for this years Allianz Garden Show Ireland event which will take place from 8-10 May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

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New Awards for Growers at Garden Show Ireland

Nurseries and specialist growers who create displays in the Growers' Pavilion at Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015 will have the opportunity to win £500.

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Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 Ireland Regional Final

16 April 2015
Venue: Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
E-Mail: cih@horticulture.org.uk Telephone:
Event Times: Start: 14:00
Website: http://www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorcentre/

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A Game Menu For Garden Show

For over a decade, Northern Ireland's premiere gardening event, Allianz Garden Show Ireland has been championing local food producers from all over the country. Recently, organisers revealed a game menu featuring lobster burgers and wild game as the Show teams up with Food NI for this year's event, which runs 8-10 May in Antrim Castle Gardens. 

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