Almost a year late, but here is the story of my involvement in Bloom in the Park garden show last year. Picking up icy cold stones in January of 2013 as the winter was slowly easing its grip on the country, I powered on through the cold in a bid to get my outdoor classroom project completed for my May deadline.
It was during this time that I was contacted by renowned Irish landscape designer Tim Austen. A regular medal winner at Bloom, Tim was designing a large garden for the
So Bloom in the park is on in Dublin at the moment, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family event that takes place every June bank holiday weekend. (This year from Thursday 31st May – Monday 4th June). Last year 90,000 visitors visited the 70 acre site at the Visitor’s Centre in the Phoenix Park, Dublin with similar numbers expected this year. I was there in the glorious sunshine yesterday and an again in the soggy rain today, and the atmosphere was great. Here is a look
As it is Valentines Day today I thought it would be a good time to talk a little bit about one of my favourite colours to use in the landscape. The colour red.
Red has more personal associations than any other colour. Recognized as a stimulant, red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention, and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element. It also increases e
Here are a few photos of my visit yesterday to the Bloom gardening event , in the the Phoenix Park Dublin. installation by Hortisculptures I think my actual overall favourite was the display by Hortisculptures at the main entrance. A close second was this garden by West Cork designer Anne Hamilton ISLANDS by Anne Hamilton Felicia amelloides ‘Reads Blue’ and Liscannor dry stone walling More lovely Gardens CHINA GARDEN by Frazer McDonogh ECLIPSE 2010 by Paul Doyle FLORESTA AMAZ