Award winning Teagasc/Pieta House ‘Garden of Hope’ at Bloom
Teagasc in association with Pieta House have won a Gold Medal for best medium show garden at Bloom in the Phoenix Park. They followed this with the Best in Category award for the garden and a third gold medal for their separate Teagasc education and advisory exhibition (number 28) in the floral pavilion.
Teagasc designers, Laura Cassin, Louise Jones and Linda Murphy combined their talents to come up with the show garden design to reflect the Pieta House theme of darkness into light and enlisted the expert help of Teagasc landscape construction specialist Paddy Smith and horticultural staff and students from across the organisation to deliver the garden.
“Over the coming days, we hope people will take time to visit the ‘Garden of Hope’ and perhaps vote for our garden in the people’s choice award by texting ‘Garden9’ to 51500. We in Teagasc are delighted and proud to be able to increase awareness about the services offered by Pieta house through this garden. The fact that it has achieved gold will further highlight the Pieta house message it supports,” according to Dermot Callaghan, Head of the Horticulture Development Department in Teagasc
Speaking at Bloom, Principal of the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens, John Mulhern said; “Horticulture staff in Teagasc are proud to be associated with the winning displays and also the partnership with Pieta house, whose organisational efforts are widely recognised by the general public. It is a huge endorsement of the talent that we have in Teagasc that our colleagues have been rewarded with winning displays at Ireland’s premier horticultural and gardening show.”
Bloom, organised by Bord Bia, continues in the Phoenix Park over the bank holiday weekend.