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Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

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Gardens to engage all your senses at Garden Show Ireland

Gardens have wonderful ways of stimulating our senses, and this year there will be lots to inspire through sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell!

Get ready for tingling taste buds from learning how to grow your own cocktails with Mark Diacono to cooking all parts of homegrown vegetables with Paula McIntyre.

Read more: Gardens to engage all your senses at Garden Show Ireland

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New faces & returning favorites at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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What do Graham Norton, Monty Don, Trish Deseine, Stephen Fry, James Taylor and Roy Lancaster have in common?

...well, they would all get a dinner invite from the celebs and experts performing at this year’s Show! In fact, Roy Lancaster would get two invites, one from Geoff Stebbings, and one from Reg Maxwell!

Read more: New faces & returning favorites at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin delighted to host ‘Three Threads'

On 3 September 1907, Frederick William Moore (1857-1949), Curator of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin addressed the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), London. His lecture was titled 'Lesser known orchids' and for it, he punctuated his mark on orchid history.

Read more: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin delighted to host ‘Three Threads'

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - 'Until Love Conquers Fear’ – A Garden for Trocaire

This modern contemporary garden space celebrates Trocaire as one of Ireland’s leading overseas charities. The garden highlights Trocaire’s vision for a just and peaceful world and its belief that everyone has the right to peace and dignity alongside access to clean water and sustainable land.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - 'Until Love Conquers Fear’ – A Garden for Trocaire

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Despicable Me 3

The ‘Despicable Me 3’ garden is a fun and exciting space that highlights the contrasting personalities of Gru and his twin brother Dru, who are coming to cinema screens across Ireland on 30 June. Dru is everything that Gru isn’t – wealthy, charming, sophisticated, with a head of fabulous golden hair.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Despicable Me 3

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin Garden

The garden – a composer’s retreat – is owned by a successful classical and film-score composer who is also a keen plants person. Having a particular love for tranquil and peaceful surrounds, the owner relishes the chance to reflect on compositions while undisturbed during summer evenings.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin Garden

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - On Cloud CaNine

Every garden can be a dog-friendly garden, says Dogs Trust which is campaigning to make Ireland the best country in the world to be a dog. Built by Bloom award-winning designer Brian Burke, ‘On Cloud CaNine’, Dogs Trust’s dog-friendly garden showcases a host of simple, innovative ideas designed to provide fun and stimulation for dogs while maintaining the garden as a safe, relaxing place for the whole family.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - On Cloud CaNine

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Bloom 2017 Small Garden - A Space to Collaborate

‘A Space to Collaborate’ is an urban garden which is located adjacent to the home of a maker. The garden is a creative sanctuary which is focussed on its inhabitants and the interaction that is fostered through collaboration.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Small Garden - A Space to Collaborate

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - My Land, Your Land - Ireland

Agri Aware’s garden brings the journey of Ireland’s agri-food industry to life. The garden tells the story of Irish agriculture and food, through a farm to fork food circle. Now in its 20th year, Agri Aware aims to communicate the importance of the agri-food industry to the public, highlighting how farming is embracing sustainable practices and creating safe, affordable, traceable and quality food for Irish consumers and the export market.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - My Land, Your Land - Ireland

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Nature’s Resurgence

The Ría Organics Garden is designed to encapsulate and present the ethos and values of its organic skincare sponsor. Its rudimentary circular form represents society’s return to nature as a source of goodness and healing, having deviated towards synthetic products over previous decades. This resurgence in natural, organic goods is cross-referenced throughout the garden.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Nature’s Resurgence

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Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018 Finals

The Grand Final is to be held at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Saturday 28 April, where eight of the brightest young talent in the horticultural profession will compete for the prestigious title of CIH Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018.

Read more: Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018 Finals

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Coillte’s Curragh Chase forest park successful at RDS forestry awards

Coillte’s Curragh Chase forest park was voted the winner of the National RDS forestry awards under the Multipurpose Forestry category.

The Multipurpose Forestry category is open to individuals and organisations that are expanding or developing existing or new forest habitats through natural and environmentally sensitive methods.

Read more: Coillte’s Curragh Chase forest park successful at RDS forestry awards

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RHSI ‘Open Garden Fest’ 2018

The RHSI is delighted to announce that the very successful ‘Open Garden Fest’, first introduced and run throughout 2016 is being relaunched again this year. All those garden owners who so kindly opened their gardens in 2016 and the visitors who supported them, will recall very enjoyable and interesting garden visits. We are inviting as many RHSI members as possible to open their gardens during 2018 for members, friends and the public, in return for a small donation.

Read more: RHSI ‘Open Garden Fest’ 2018

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Flowers Bring Art to Life - CAFRE

The National Gallery and The Flower Council have won the 2017 UXB London Award for Best Use of Digital Channels. This is one of the Emcees Awards that aim to recognize excellence in arts and culture fundraising.

Read more: Flowers Bring Art to Life - CAFRE

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Enable Ireland No Limits Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs

Inspired by children using Enable Ireland’s services, the garden represents both the challenges that people with disabilities face but also the reality that, with creativity, determination, and support, you can ‘Live life with no limits’. It is a conceptual garden based on Enable Ireland’s vision for an Ireland that is fully inclusive and accessible to all.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Enable Ireland No Limits Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs

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NEW battery walk-behind mowers from John Deere

John Deere has introduced two cordless battery powered models to its extensive range of petrol and electric walk-behind mowers for residential customers.

Thanks to the latest Lithium-Ion battery technology, there are no cables, petrol or pollution to worry about.

Read more: NEW battery walk-behind mowers from John Deere

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - FBD Insurance’s “Transition”

This garden (name TBC) is a water landscape with a dramatic tidal effect. This unique idea is aimed at capturing the essence of the wild Irish tidal landscape. The garden will be dramatically transformed in front of the spectators’ eyes by lowering the water level. Landmasses and islands will appear and form a new landscape and then they disappear again.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - FBD Insurance’s “Transition”

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Oxfam GOAL Garden - A World Beyond Walls

The Oxfam GOAL garden is a vibrant, social space designed to highlight the need for tolerance and acceptance in a world that is becoming increasingly divided. The back wall of this garden represents what could, in a more inclusive and diverse global society, become of some of many border walls that are currently being talked about and constructed around the world today.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Oxfam GOAL Garden - A World Beyond Walls

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Bloom 2017 Small Garden - Stem Cell

In Ireland’s monastic tradition the ‘cell’ is seen as a retreat from the world and Hugh hopes that ‘Stem Cell’ can be viewed as a modern retreat with stems, i.e. plants. Here the walls of the ‘cell’ have been exploded and re-arranged to give a semi-enclosed space where screening is provided by both the walls and the embracing plants.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Small Garden - Stem Cell

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Living Oasis by Santa Rita 'Living La Vida 120'

Santa Rita and Kevin Dennis have come together to demonstrate how an oasis of calm can be achieved in the hectic lifestyle of urban living. The ‘Living Oasis by Santa Rita “Living La Vida 120”’ garden will celebrate how outdoor spaces should be cherished and how they can make people’s moments special.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Living Oasis by Santa Rita 'Living La Vida 120'

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