Thursday September 24, 2020

Full Bloom: glorious sunshine draws thousands to gardening extravaganza

Judges award 57 medals this year - 24 gold

3rd June, 2016
Alan Ruddan's Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 garden Pic: Ali Rochford

For the first time in years, the weather turned up for Bloom 2016 in Phoenix Park- drawing thousands to the annual garden exhibition hosted by Bord Bia over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Property Plus gardening expert Ali Rochford noted a dual emphasis this year on quality planting and creating gardens as an outdoor extension of the home and examines how landscape gardeners translated themes from the 1916 Rising, the displacement of people in war-torn Syria,...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

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

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Martin warns Taoiseach that his earlier remarks could ‘undermine’ case for action

Aiden Corkery | 10 months ago

Robbie Fox, the man behind Renards and the Pink Elephant, reflects on the recent closure of his D4 eatery Belluccis and the future of hospitality in a changing city

Róisín Burke | 10 months ago

The party is down to 24 per cent, completely wiping out the gains it had made in the previous Sunday Business Post/Red C poll last month

Michael Brennan | 10 months ago