Peter Pan and WB Yeats inspire Bloom gardens
Published 28/05/2015 | 02:30
Soar above Peter Pan's Neverland or go to WB Yeats's secret garden on the isle of Inisfree.
The 2015 Bloom Festival is set to be the biggest to date with over 106,000 people expected to make a bee line for the Phoenix Park this bank holiday weekend.
After weeks of pruning, the 25 show gardens will be unveiled today and they are an eclectic mix, to say the least.
Nairobi villages, fashion shoots and Disney films have all inspired the colourful foliage-filled show gardens.
'Footfall', designed by Hugh Ryan, should be a hit with green-fingered garden-istas - it is filled with 144 pairs of stiletto heels.
The husk of a sailing ship breaches the surface of the 'Atlantic Youth Garden' while the 'Pan Garden' encourages visitors to peer over Neverland as Captain Hook's ship floats by in the sky.
But by far the most whimsical and picturesque garden is 'Yeats's Secret Garden in Sligo'.
"I wanted to capture the romance and his imagination," designer Lorely Forrester explained.