Full Bloom: glorious sunshine draws thousands to gardening extravaganza

Full Bloom: glorious sunshine draws thousands to gardening extravaganza View Gallery
Alan Ruddan's Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 garden Pic: Ali Rochford

Judges award 57 medals this year - 24 gold

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,...

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