Bloom sees growth of innovation

Bloom this year showcased some gardens by designers not limited by convention, writes Ros Drinkwater.

9th June, 2012
The Birds and The Bees show garden at Bloom. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

"If I see another David Austin rose, I will scream." This was a colleague's comment on the big annual garden shows when I asked if he was going to Bloom. He's in the minority - a survey carried out among 1,100 Club Bloom members voted the rose as the most popular garden flower in Ireland, and David Austin roses are the apogee of floral perfection.

At the same time, I know just what he means, I...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago