Bloom 2012 – An adventure in a horticultural playground

This year is shaping up to be one of blooms best with many stunning gardens but also plenty of gardens with health and compassion at their heart.

Beyond the Wild Garden

Although I was working while I was at Bloom this year, I did find a few stolen moments to meander around the tents and show gardens that were dotted around the Phoenix Park, Dublin. This was the sixth year of the show and welcomed over 80,000 garden enthusiasts.

For those of you who do not know what Bloom is, it is Ireland’s equivalent to the Chelsea Flower Show in England. The show runs over the June Bank Holiday each year and offers Irish gardeners the chance to soak up inspiration from show gardens created by some of Ireland’s leading landscape designers as well as many up and coming designers. This year there were 27 gardens to inspect, dissect and pull some inspiration from, to bring home to your own garden. As well as show gardens, Bloom also offers food lovers something to wet their appetite with. The artisan food area show cases…

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About The Holistic Gardener

I am a horticulturalist and writer interested in how the garden and engagement with nature facilitates full potential living and therapeutic benefits.
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