11December2017

Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Teagasc Garden of Hope

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The Teagasc Garden of Hope

The ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’ provides a peaceful space for spiritual renewal, reflection, and ease. A sense of intimacy is enhanced by the circular format used throughout. The circular form encourages contemplation and walking to relieve stress in a calm and secure setting. A fusion of planting, sophisticated colours and changing water flow creates an uplifting space in which to pause and replenish one’s wellbeing. The garden aims to evoke serenity and a connection with nature to raise the spirit.

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The positive contribution of Pieta House is recognized universally and is celebrated through the creation of this garden. Darkness into Light, which is the main tenet of the charity Pieta House, will be represented by the colour scheme of the planting. Following Bloom, a modified design of the garden will move to a permanent home at one of the Pieta House centres.

Laura Cassin, Louise Jones, Linda Murphy.

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This year Teagasc, in association with Pieta House, is delighted to present ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’. Teagasc designers Laura Cassin, Louise Jones and Linda Murphy combined their creative flair to come up with the design. Laura Cassin qualified from UCD in 1995 with a B.Ag.Sc degree in Landscape Horticulture, gaining design experience in London while completing a Higher Diploma in Therapeutic Horticulture. Laura began teaching Landscape Design at Kildalton College in 2003. Louise Jones’ formal training in horticulture includes Warrenstown College, ITB, and UCD where she qualified with a B.Ag.Sc degree in Landscape Horticulture. Louise joined Teagasc as a teacher, first in Warrenstown College for three years, and in 2009 she became part of the education team in Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens. Linda Murphy worked as a secondary school teacher until qualifying with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from UCD in 2000. Shortly afterward she joined ...(View profile)

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