|Ar Gháirdín Cuil by Students from Senior College Dun Laoghaire and Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education|
Ar Gháirdín Cuil was created to celebrate two things; Ireland’s craft heritage and what a nation of skilled people can achieve by working closely together on shared goals.It is a collaborative garden which brings together the skills, knowledge and experience of two vocational colleges. The Senior College Dun Laoghaire and the Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education (with sculptures by artists Brian O’ Loughlin.
|Ar Gháirdín Cuil|
|The Cystic Fibrosis Garden, in Association with CF Ireland by Erika Reeves of Growing Designs|
|Wild Metal Garden by Jack Harte & Frank McGeeney of Wild Metal|
This garden is the work of garden duo Jack Harte & Frank McGeeney
of Wild Metal. Jack Harte is responsable for the wounderful red metal sculptures in the garden, and makes colourful and unique metal sculptures and ornaments for both public and private open spaces while Frank McGeeney uses his skills in both landscape archutecture and farming to creat the green oaises that suroundes the wounderful art.
|Sunken pods in the Wild Metal Garden|
|Machnamh / Reflection by Deirdre Pender of Talamh Landscapes|
The "Reflection" garden is designed by Deirdre Pender to provide a source of quiet contemplation and refuge from busy everyday living.
It draws on the ancient connection of hazel trees and water in Celtic mythology, in particular the sacred stand of hazel trees that hung over the Well of Wisdom in the Otherworld.
|The Cavan Crystal Hotel Wedding Garden by Jason Stubbs for KHS Landscaping|
|Garden by RTE Super Garden winner Leonie Cornelius|
More Great Gardens.
As this post is getting very long, here is just a quick look at a few more of the gardens at bloom.
|Table for 4 by Gary Hanaphy of Landscape Studios Ireland|
|Angel's Fishing Rods, Mermaid's Tears - A Tale of the Sea by 3Design Gardens|
|Green House by Deirdre Prince & Patricia Tyrrell|
|Birds and the Bees Garden by Ben Landers|
You can also find out more about these gardens and the event on the Bloom website http://bloominthepark.com/ or better still, go and have a look for yourself.