In the normal running of events following last weeks RHS Chelsea flowers how would then follow Bloom in the Phoenix Park, a magnificent event run expertly by Gary Graham, Kerrie Gardiner and the team at Bord Bia.
Over the years we have been involved in many capacities from building gardens, sponsoring gardens, supplying gardens to plant stalls, each time has been such a great experience and it great to see o many beautiful and well put together gardens. So I wanted to give you my favourites over the last fourteen years.
In year one which was 2007, there was some stunning displays and Read More
After last weeks, RHS Chelsea bonanza we are now heading to Bloom at the Phoenix Park our very own garden and food festival. It is always a great show and I will be giving my observations and writing about the gardens over the week.
Weather will be on everyone’s minds over the weekend, according to RTÉ Weather presenter, Gerry Murphy, ‘I’m really looking forward to Bloom 2018. It will live up to its name with bright sunshine in store for most of the festival and perhaps a few showers at times. Temperatures will be around 20 degrees. So, be prepared for Read More
Today we are showcasing the first two gardens, interesting gardens that attracted us in different ways
The first is the M&G Garden by Sarah Price a romanticised haven designed for a warm and sunny climate (unlike ours in Ireland) but it with its beautiful terracotta tones, mediterranean plants that celebrates colour, texture, light and shadow. This is tipped for best in Show.
The stand-out plants in the garden are a pair of beautifully gnarled old pomegranate trees. Their spreading forms contrast with the more upright shape of crepe myrtle (Largerstroemia indica) grown for their attractive bark and showy late summer flowers. Also in the garden is a young cork oak, another Read More