Posts tagged ‘gold medal’

June 2, 2012

Jane Mc Corkell’s My Garden is a garden for everyone -BLOOM 2012

by Ciaran Burke
Bord na Mona Growise ‘My Garden’ by Jane McCorkell

Bord na Mona Growise ‘My Garden’ by Jane McCorkell

Maybe it’s the economic climate, maybe people are more nostalgic when times are hard and we reminisce with our rose tinted glasses as we look back on the days that were better. Some of my favourite show gardens at Bloom have a touch of the past about them, where the simplistic design relies on a strong selection of plant material and the emphasis on plant composition. The overall large garden category award went to Jane McCorkell for her entry “Bord na Mona Growise ‘My Garden’, a garden with straight borders and a central lawn. Simply a gardeners garden, lots of colourful herbaceous planting, a veg patch, greenhouse and potting area.  I like it a lot!

Bord na Mona Growise ‘My Garden’ by Jane McCorkell

Bord na Mona Growise ‘My Garden’ by Jane McCorkell

The garden which was designed as a space that can be recreated by visitors in their own homes incorporating a working garden for horticultural enthusiasts while offering an engaging space for all the family.  Jane Mc Corkell has had four previous entries at Bloom and she sets a high standard where nothing less than gold is the result.

Bord na Mona Growise ‘My Garden’ by Jane McCorkell

Bord na Mona Growise ‘My Garden’ by Jane McCorkell

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June 6, 2010

Should have gone to…

by Ciaran Burke

Specsavers garden, designed by Paul Doyle. I think that having a sense of humour in the garden is important. Sometimes garden design can be too serious and self important. It is good to laugh!

June 5, 2010

Specsavers Garden- Eclipse 2010 by Paul Doyle, Gold Medal

by Ciaran Burke

Paul Doyle returns to Bloom this year, after winning a Gold medal in 2008. This years garden once again demonstrates Paul’s sense of style with a formal garden featuring a sculpture of his own design. Formal lines are enhanced with wonderful details. Upturned wine bottles fill the central aisle, succulent plants carpet the earth and pairs of glasses decorate planters. Truly a great spectacle!

I am delighted to see a clasmate from the Botanic Gardens being so successful.

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