23January2018

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No Need to Fear for the 'Lost Generation of Gardeners' in Northern Ireland

Concerns were expressed by the Royal Horticultural Society at the opening of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show that Britain has a ‘lost generation’ with no gardening skills. However, there need be no such concerns in Northern Ireland.

Read more: No Need to Fear for the 'Lost Generation of Gardeners' in Northern Ireland

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2016

Here are the 20 plants on the shortlist for the RHS Plant of the Year

And the winner is

Read more: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2016

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Highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Once again, Chelsea will be packed with amazing plant displays and the best cutting-edge garden designs

For five days in May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be transformed into the world’s greatest flower show.

Read more: Highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

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Bloom Fringe 2016

The Gritty City Turns Pretty this June Bank Holiday for Bloom Fringe Festival 2016. Bloom Fringe kicks off on Friday 3rd June @ 6pm in Dublin Castle with the Irish film premier of the Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley's film "Can You Dig This?" produced by John Legend followed by Q&A hosted by Peter Donegan of The Sod Show!

Read more: Bloom Fringe 2016

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Winning Formula for a Successful Garden

The world’s best-known horticultural event is around the corner. In just a few weeks thousands of flower, plant and garden design enthusiasts will descend on the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower show for five days of green-fingered heaven.

Read more: Chelsea Flower Show 2016: The Winning Formula for a Successful Garden

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland Brings Thousands to Antrim Castle & Gardens

Thousands of visitors flocked to the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens over the three days of Allianz Garden Show Ireland to enjoy the fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun.

Monty Don’s visit on Saturday was a highlight for many. Returning as Show Patron for his third visit, he remarked on the warmth of the welcome he received. Those who managed to get into the Punjana Tea Pavilion to hear his talks were enthralled with his stories of behind the scenes filming of BBC Gardeners’ World.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland Brings Thousands to Antrim Castle & Gardens

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Gardening Icon Monty Don Returning to the Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Gardening icon Monty Don returns as the Show’s star attraction on Saturday 7th May to give his expert opinion on all things gardening to the crowds gathered at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens.

Read more: Gardening Icon Monty Don Returning to the Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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The Krazi Baker Returns to Allianz Garden Show Ireland

We are delighted to welcome back Mark Douglas, more commonly known as the Krazi Baker. Mark who makes artisan griddle breads on site is looking forward to interacting with the public and absorbing the brilliant atmosphere. 

Read more: The Krazi Baker Returns to Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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Greenmount Florists’ Chelsea Success

Greenmount students Natalie Straney, Killyleagh, and Shannon Ormandy, Ballymena, have each won a Bronze Medal for their stunning design work at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They were competing in the Final of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition and had been asked to create a carnival headdress for a male participant.

Read more: Greenmount Florists’ Chelsea Success

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The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 Garden at Bord Bia's Bloom

After their inaugural show garden in 2015, Santa Rita will once again be exhibiting a show garden at Bord Bia’s 2016 Bloom-in-the-Park, to be held in Phoenix Park, Dublin 2nd – 6th June. Entitled ‘The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120’, the ‘Large Category’ show garden is inspired by the wine brands South American origins and will bring a flavour of Chile to Bloom this year.

Read more: The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 Garden at Bord Bia's Bloom

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Bloom to Highlight the Importance of Mental Health, Breast Cancer and Crumlin Children's Hospital

Monday, 23rd May 2016 According to Bord Bia, this year’s Bloom event will draw attention to many important societal issues including mental health, breast cancer survivorship and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Mindfulness, the plight of Syria refugees and the need for social inclusion in rural Ireland will also feature as key themes within the popular show garden area.

Read more: Bloom to Highlight the Importance of Mental Health, Breast Cancer and Crumlin Children's Hospital

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All About Bloom 2016

The evolution of plants, the war in Syria and international gardens from Chicago, China and Chile are just some of the themes and inspirations for this year’s Bloom festival. Bord Bia today launched its 10th annual Bloom event and according to the organisers, this year’s show will have something for all ages and interests.

Read more: All About Bloom 2016

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Dublin Garden Squares Day 2016 and Free Lunchtime Seminar

Dublin Garden Squares Day 2016 returns for its seventh year on Saturday 21stMay with a host of expert walking tours of Dublin’s historic squares and public gardens.

It follows a free lunchtime seminar entitled Squaring the City on Friday 20thMay in the Irish Architectural Archive.

Read more: Dublin Garden Squares Day 2016 and Free Lunchtime Seminar

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Only 4 Days To Go - Meet Monty Don at Garden Show Ireland

We're on the countdown to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event and gardening icon Monty Don is busy preparing for his third show. On Saturday 7th May the Show Patron will give his expert opinion on all things gardening to the crowds gathered at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens.

Read more: Only 4 Days To Go - Meet Monty Don at Garden Show Ireland

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Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

The 2016 SuperValu TidyTowns competition is open for entries from the 5th of April 2016. This year marks the 25th anniversary of SuperValu’s sponsorship of the competition.

Read more: Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

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One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Plans are coming together really well and we are working hard to ensure our greenfinger friends will delight at the show line up.

This year's event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors.

Read more: One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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