The Rain Garden designed by Jane Mc Corkell

by Ciaran Burke

Jane Mc Corkell returns to Bloom this year performing her own style of alchemy, using steel and water to produce gold. Steel structures form dramatic shapes above the patio where a central sculpture rises from the ground. Her brief for Bloom explains the function of the garden. “Water is collected from the roof, and the hard surfaces in the garden, it flows to an underground ‘Rain Water Harvesting Unit’, and can then be used internally and externally in a variety of ways.”

The garden also features stylish planting; pristine white stemmed birch, upright spires of foxgloves and swaying stems Stipa grasses. Ivy clad boundaries feature rusted iron butterflies nestled amongst the verdant backdrop. A garden awash with innovation and style.

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