Hayfever-friendly garden given a permanent home in Cork hospital
A hayfever-friendly garden which won the bronze medal Bloom in the People's Choice Award has found a permanent home in the grounds of Cork University Hospital.
Garden designer Chris Byrne was challenged to create a summer garden for all to enjoy by the makers of hayfever medicine Cetriz.
The garden path winds through a thoughtful array of pretty flowering plants, shrubs and trees complete with butterfly poles and mosaics, and leading to a swing.
If you are thinking of creating a more hayfever-friendly garden, Chris says it does not always have to be full of grass and high-pollen plants.
By creating more areas for decking and water features, your garden becomes a more social area for entertaining friends and family.
Hospital chief Tony McNamara said: "Our patients will benefit from having a peaceful and tranquil garden that they can go to, in what is an otherwise very busy environment."
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