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Teagasc and Pieta House to build a ‘Garden of Hope’ for Bloom

Teagasc and Pieta House to build a ‘Garden of Hope’ for Bloom

Teagasc, in association with the suicide prevention charity Pieta House, are delighted to be exhibit...


Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Greening the City

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Greening the City

This garden reflects Dublin City Council (DCC) Parks & Landscape Services’ ambition to green the city. The department has recently developed a Tree Strategy and a Biodiversity Action Plan, and an Open Space Strategy is almost complete. These policy documents are a statement of intent on how Dublin City Council (DCC) Parks & Landscape Services’ envisages Dublin city centre developing over the next number of years. This garden reflects several components of how DCC plans to achieve these goals.

Dara ODaly Greening the City

A monumental oak tree is the main element of the garden. This tree is a symbol of DCC’s intent to increase the population of trees in the city. The swathes of planting are reflective of how the city council has evolved its palette of planting to create more sustainable, interesting and bee-friendly beds. The large bench reflects the council’s goal to provide more well-placed public seating throughout the city. The culmination of this work will make the city a healthier, more liveable, nature-rich place.

Dara O’Daly.

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Dara O’Daly graduated from UCD in 2004 with a degree in Landscape Horticulture and worked in the private sector as a Landscape Designer for four years. Projects included small courtyard gardens, expansive country estates, and a Dublin city centre plaza. In 2012, he completed a Masters in Sustainable Development, providing him with a great overview of national and European policy. Dara has worked in the public sector since 2013 on projects that include the regeneration of historic parks and public realm improvement.(View profile)

Source: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Greening the City

Featured Event


11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017

The NEC @ North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK

Glee Birmingham 2017

Join us at Glee 2017 to see the launch of hundreds of new products, discover the future customer buying trends and seize the opportunity to meet over 500 suppliers!

At Glee we bring the most exciting exhibitors together with the most powerful and influential visitors and buyers in the industry. Spread across 8 select show sectors Glee offers three jam-packed days of networking, selling and purchasing which are not to be missed. Whilst discovering the latest in innovative products, you can also meet hundreds of new and existing suppliers all under one roof. Taking place at the perfect time of year to re-stock your shelves just before Christmas, Glee is the most crucial garden trade event in any retailer’s calendar.

Offering thousands of the newest and most inspirational garden retail products from over 550+ suppliers, Glee welcomes all kinds of exhibitors from across 8 carefully edited show sectors. If you have your own brand, garden centre, shop or make or grow your own products, we have a spot just for you. With visitors from multiples, independents and online retailers, it’s the perfect opportunity to launch and showcase your product collections, nurture your existing relationships and grow new ones.

Date, Time & Location
11 to 13 September 2017

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Mon 11 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Tues 12 Sept - 9:00 - 18:00
Wed 13 Sept - 9:00 - 16:00