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Olivia Treacy in the Specsavers ‘Wonderful Awakening’ show garden ahead of the opening day of the Bloom festival. Photo: Damien Eagers

Olivia Treacy in the Specsavers ‘Wonderful Awakening’ show garden ahead of the opening day of the Bloom festival. Photo: Damien Eagers

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Eat Your Way Around Edible Garden At Bloom

Pictured is Catherine O’Leary in the Irish Country Garden created by Garden Designers Fiann ? Nuall?in and Lisa Kelly.  The ‘Irish Country Magazine Garden’ was greated for Bloom in the Park 2015 where over 110,000 visitors are expected over the bank holiday.  

With the help of Cuprinol Garden Shades the pair created a garden which explores the modern gardening lifestyle featuring an edible garden plants with alfresco eatable greenery, eclectic and attractive ornamentals, fun elements to entertain family and friends, as well as health and wellbeing elements.  This space is a productive space yet a social space – a large table for home harvested meals with friends and family doubles as a potting table and over the bloom show as staging for demos and activities – a place to commune and communicate.
www.cuprinol.ie, www.inspiringgardens.ie
PIC. KEITH ARKINS NO REPRO FEE
For further information contact:
Tracy Kelly, touchstone communication
T 012937956, m 0872025160, e tracy@tstone.ie
For further information contact:
Tracy Kelly, touchstone communication
T 012937956, m 0872025160, e tracy@tstone.ie

Wednesday 27 May 2015
 Eat Your Way Around Edible Garden At Bloom Pictured is Catherine O’Leary in the Irish Country Garden created by Garden Designers Fiann ? Nuall?in and Lisa Kelly. The ‘Irish Country Magazine Garden’ was greated for Bloom in the Park 2015 where over 110,000 visitors are expected over the bank holiday. With the help of Cuprinol Garden Shades the pair created a garden which explores the modern gardening lifestyle featuring an edible garden plants with alfresco eatable greenery, eclectic and attractive ornamentals, fun elements to entertain family and friends, as well as health and wellbeing elements. This space is a productive space yet a social space – a large table for home harvested meals with friends and family doubles as a potting table and over the bloom show as staging for demos and activities – a place to commune and communicate. www.cuprinol.ie, www.inspiringgardens.ie PIC. KEITH ARKINS NO REPRO FEE For further information contact: Tracy Kelly, touchstone communication T 012937956, m 0872025160, e tracy@tstone.ie For further information contact: Tracy Kelly, touchstone communication T 012937956, m 0872025160, e tracy@tstone.ie

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia event features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today were Susan McDarby, Alesha McDarby, aged 7 and Anne Klaithira in The GOAL Garden ? What you call a slum, I call a home! designed by Joan Mallon. Credit Gary O' Neill

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia event features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today were Susan McDarby, Alesha McDarby, aged 7 and Anne Klaithira in The GOAL Garden ? What you call a slum, I call a home! designed by Joan Mallon. Credit Gary O' Neill

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Biaevent features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today was designer, Jane McCorkell, in her garden "Our Origin is Green" sponsored by Savills. Credit Gary O' Neill

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Biaevent features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today was designer, Jane McCorkell, in her garden "Our Origin is Green" sponsored by Savills. Credit Gary O' Neill

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia event features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today was Alesha McDarby, aged 7 in The GOAL Garden ? "What you call a slum, I call a home!" designed by Joan Mallon. Credit Gary O' Neill

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia event features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today was Alesha McDarby, aged 7 in The GOAL Garden ? "What you call a slum, I call a home!" designed by Joan Mallon. Credit Gary O' Neill

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Dun Laoghaire Garden Designer Creates Underwater 
Love At Bloom

Pictured is T?nde Szentesi of Tunde Landscapes from Kikliney putting the finishing touches to her garden design at Bloom in the Park 2015 where over 110,000 visitors are expected over the bank holiday..  With the help of Cuprinol Garden Shades, Tunde has created a garden which gives the illusion of being in an aquarium for hydrophobic people where visitors will feel as though they are underwater, or in space. 

The practical side of this design is to show the visitors how one can easily build an unusual, elegant but still fun, low maintenance garden in a small space using structured plants, like bamboo and echium to create a special atmosphere with their wavy effect blown by the wind. www.cuprinol.ie, www.tundeszentesi.com.
PIC. KEITH ARKINS NO REPRO FEE
For further information contact:
Tracy Kelly, touchstone communication
T 012937956, m 0872025160, e tracy@tstone.ie

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
 Dun Laoghaire Garden Designer Creates Underwater 
Love At Bloom
 Pictured is T?nde Szentesi of Tunde Landscapes from Kikliney putting the finishing touches to her garden design at Bloom in the Park 2015 where over 110,000 visitors are expected over the bank holiday.. With the help of Cuprinol Garden Shades, Tunde has created a garden which gives the illusion of being in an aquarium for hydrophobic people where visitors will feel as though they are underwater, or in space. The practical side of this design is to show the visitors how one can easily build an unusual, elegant but still fun, low maintenance garden in a small space using structured plants, like bamboo and echium to create a special atmosphere with their wavy effect blown by the wind. www.cuprinol.ie, www.tundeszentesi.com. PIC. KEITH ARKINS NO REPRO FEE For further information contact: Tracy Kelly, touchstone communication T 012937956, m 0872025160, e tracy@tstone.ie

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia event features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today was Annmarie Bowring in her garden Atlantic Youth Trust, which reflects the Atlantic coast of Ireland while highlighting the work of the Atlantic Youth Trust, their achievements and their future plans in the construction of a Tall Ship. Credit Gary O' Neill

PICTURES - NO REPRO FEE - 27 /05/ 2015 -Bord Bia?s Bloom, Ireland?s largest gardening, food and family festival will take place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday, 28th May ? Monday, 1st June from 9am to 6pm each day. Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia event features 25 exquisite show gardens, some 125 Irish food and drink producers, over 45 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com. Pictured at the preview today was Annmarie Bowring in her garden Atlantic Youth Trust, which reflects the Atlantic coast of Ireland while highlighting the work of the Atlantic Youth Trust, their achievements and their future plans in the construction of a Tall Ship. Credit Gary O' Neill

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AWAKEN YOUR SENSES WITH SPECSAVERS SENSORY SHOW GARDEN AT BLOOM -photo Kieran Harnett

Pictured at Specsavers "Wonderful Awakening" show garden at Bord Bia's Bloom Festival is model Olivia Treacy, just back from LA, and Lily Rose Keating (aged 4). Designed by Irish Landscape Architect, Karen Butler, the "Wonderful Awakening" garden takes inspiration from Dr. Seuss creating a breath-taking experience requiring visitors to make use of their senses with a view to demonstrate the magic and gift of the senses, subtly using water features, lighting, gravels, and many other hidden gems throughout the garden.  

Commenting on the show garden, Specsavers Ireland Chairperson Sinead Clohessy said, “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of this year’s Bloom festival. Our garden is absolutely stunning and the contrasting elements playing on the senses really brings our Specsavers messages on the importance of eye and ear health to life. We also have our hearing and eye care teams on site so make sure to drop by the exhibition hall and have a chat with them about any problems you may be experiencing.”

For more information please contact:
Suzanne Cairns and Naomi Keating, WH, 01 669 0030
suzanne.cairns@ogilvy.com / naomi.keating@ogilvy.com
Tel: 086 8945635 (SC)

no repro fee if SPECSAVERS mentioned in caption AWAKEN YOUR SENSES WITH SPECSAVERS SENSORY SHOW GARDEN AT BLOOM -photo Kieran Harnett Pictured at Specsavers "Wonderful Awakening" show garden at Bord Bia's Bloom Festival is model Olivia Treacy, just back from LA, and Lily Rose Keating (aged 4). Designed by Irish Landscape Architect, Karen Butler, the "Wonderful Awakening" garden takes inspiration from Dr. Seuss creating a breath-taking experience requiring visitors to make use of their senses with a view to demonstrate the magic and gift of the senses, subtly using water features, lighting, gravels, and many other hidden gems throughout the garden. Commenting on the show garden, Specsavers Ireland Chairperson Sinead Clohessy said, “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of this year’s Bloom festival. Our garden is absolutely stunning and the contrasting elements playing on the senses really brings our Specsavers messages on the importance of eye and ear health to life. We also have our hearing and eye care teams on site so make sure to drop by the exhibition hall and have a chat with them about any problems you may be experiencing.” For more information please contact: Suzanne Cairns and Naomi Keating, WH, 01 669 0030 suzanne.cairns@ogilvy.com / naomi.keating@ogilvy.com Tel: 086 8945635 (SC)

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no repro fee if SPECSAVERS mentioned in caption
AWAKEN YOUR SENSES WITH SPECSAVERS SENSORY SHOW GARDEN AT BLOOM -photo Kieran Harnett

Pictured at Specsavers "Wonderful Awakening" show garden at Bord Bia's Bloom Festival is model Olivia Treacy, just back from LA. Designed by Irish Landscape Architect, Karen Butler, the "Wonderful Awakening" garden takes inspiration from Dr. Seuss creating a breath-taking experience requiring visitors to make use of their senses with a view to demonstrate the magic and gift of the senses, subtly using water features, lighting, gravels, and many other hidden gems throughout the garden.  

Commenting on the show garden, Specsavers Ireland Chairperson Sinead Clohessy said, “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of this year’s Bloom festival. Our garden is absolutely stunning and the contrasting elements playing on the senses really brings our Specsavers messages on the importance of eye and ear health to life. We also have our hearing and eye care teams on site so make sure to drop by the exhibition hall and have a chat with them about any problems you may be experiencing.”

For more information please contact:
Suzanne Cairns and Naomi Keating, WH, 01 669 0030
suzanne.cairns@ogilvy.com / naomi.keating@ogilvy.com
Tel: 086 8945635 (SC)

no repro fee if SPECSAVERS mentioned in caption AWAKEN YOUR SENSES WITH SPECSAVERS SENSORY SHOW GARDEN AT BLOOM -photo Kieran Harnett Pictured at Specsavers "Wonderful Awakening" show garden at Bord Bia's Bloom Festival is model Olivia Treacy, just back from LA. Designed by Irish Landscape Architect, Karen Butler, the "Wonderful Awakening" garden takes inspiration from Dr. Seuss creating a breath-taking experience requiring visitors to make use of their senses with a view to demonstrate the magic and gift of the senses, subtly using water features, lighting, gravels, and many other hidden gems throughout the garden. Commenting on the show garden, Specsavers Ireland Chairperson Sinead Clohessy said, “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of this year’s Bloom festival. Our garden is absolutely stunning and the contrasting elements playing on the senses really brings our Specsavers messages on the importance of eye and ear health to life. We also have our hearing and eye care teams on site so make sure to drop by the exhibition hall and have a chat with them about any problems you may be experiencing.” For more information please contact: Suzanne Cairns and Naomi Keating, WH, 01 669 0030 suzanne.cairns@ogilvy.com / naomi.keating@ogilvy.com Tel: 086 8945635 (SC)

Kieran Harnett

Nuala Carey & Helen Curran, RT? Weather, launch RT? at Bloom 2015

Nuala Carey & Helen Curran, RT? Weather, launch RT? at Bloom 2015

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27/05/2015 - NEWS - Bloom 2015 Finishing touches are being made in preparation for the opening of this years Bloom in the Park.  Pictured were Mateusz Wargala and Luke Rothwell from Collinstown Community College, Clondalkin getting ready Bloom 2015.  Picture Nick Bradshaw

REPRODUCTION FREE 27/05/2015 - NEWS - Bloom 2015 Finishing touches are being made in preparation for the opening of this years Bloom in the Park. Pictured were Mateusz Wargala and Luke Rothwell from Collinstown Community College, Clondalkin getting ready Bloom 2015. Picture Nick Bradshaw

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Olivia Treacy in the Specsavers ‘Wonderful Awakening’ show garden ahead of the opening day of the Bloom festival. Photo: Damien Eagers

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.

Irish Independent