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Paul Smyth at a garden he helped build in Blarney recreated at Bloom at the Phoenix Park in Dublin

Snowdrops are his passion, but at Crug Farm Plants in Wales, horticulturalist Paul Smyth is thriving on the diversity of plants

Paul Smyth began his exciting career in horticulture by going from one plant Shangri-La to another. The week he completed his degree in horticulture at Waterford Institute of Technology, he went to work at Evolution Plants, a nursery described by then owner Tom Mitchell as a botanical ark due to its unique and varied collection of plants from all over the world.

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