28May2015

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National Landscape Forum 2015 - Have your say on the launch and implementation of the National Landscape Strategy

National Landscape Forum 2015 - Have your say on the launch and implementation of the National Landscape Strategy


An open gathering of all key players & stakeholders in our landscape to identify issues, challen...


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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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    ITB and Fingal County Council at Bloom 2015


    Fingal County Council has worked closely with the Department of Horticulture at ITB for the past 4 years providing a training ground for their students in Beech Park Gardens, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. The students have gained invaluable work experience in garden restoration, plant cultivation and plant identification under the guidance of John Harrington, Chargehand Gardener in Fingal County Council who has worked in the horticultural industry for more than forty years.

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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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              Kilimanjaro Sunrise 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year

              Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘KILIMANJARO SUNRISE’ a striking, easy Japanese snowball exhibited at the show by Burncoose Nurseries, has been crowned winner of the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year.

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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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                  Organic Farming Scheme

                  The Organic Farming Scheme is now open and participants can submit their applications to the Department of Agriculture before May 29th.

                  How to join the scheme:

                  The OFS is now an online application so in order to join you must complete the following steps:

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                    Our Origin is Green’ Garden Awarded Top Prize at Bloom 2015


                    Jane McCorkell, Kilsallaghan, Co.Meath received the highest accolade, overall large garden winner, at Bloom today for her ‘Our Origin is Green’ garden. The gold medal garden, which represents a trip through Irish mythology, showcases Celtic design through the use of modern Irish material. The design is inspired by a Celtic knot of two dogs found in the Book of Durrow. Later this morning, Bord Bia’s Bloom 2015 festival will be officially opened by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.

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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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                            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 - 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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                                TidyTowns Special New Diversity Award

                                This new award will recognise the way that you include all of your community, on an inter-generational and inter-cultural basis, in your TidyTowns committee and in the work you do.

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