25May2017

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Curating the City. The Changing Nature of Public Space

It's not easy to find a seat in the centre of Dublin. If you want to buy a coffee, there's plenty of choices. But if you fancy just sitting and dreaming or resting your legs while shopping, you'd better head for the boardwalk. Or at least be near a public park. Otherwise, there's not a seat in sight between Parnell Square and St Stephen's Green. It is hardly a pedestrian-friendly gesture, but the city council says there is a perception that benches attract people who don't move on, so they're not suitable street furniture.

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    Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - 'Until Love Conquers Fear’ – A Garden for Trocaire

    This modern contemporary garden space celebrates Trocaire as one of Ireland’s leading overseas charities. The garden highlights Trocaire’s vision for a just and peaceful world and its belief that everyone has the right to peace and dignity alongside access to clean water and sustainable land.

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      RHS Chelsea Show 2017 Winners

      Congratulations to all the 2017 Chelsea award winners!

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        A Centennial’s View

        The term ‘Centennial’ describes a member of today’s youth cohort, an individual aged 19 or under. I, along with 2.68 billion others, fall into that category and feel that I am well positioned to give my views as to what is important to us as a demographic.

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          Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin Garden

          The garden – a composer’s retreat – is owned by a successful classical and film-score composer who is also a keen plants person. Having a particular love for tranquil and peaceful surrounds, the owner relishes the chance to reflect on compositions while undisturbed during summer evenings.

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            Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - On Cloud CaNine

            Every garden can be a dog-friendly garden, says Dogs Trust which is campaigning to make Ireland the best country in the world to be a dog. Built by Bloom award-winning designer Brian Burke, ‘On Cloud CaNine’, Dogs Trust’s dog-friendly garden showcases a host of simple, innovative ideas designed to provide fun and stimulation for dogs while maintaining the garden as a safe, relaxing place for the whole family.

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              Bloom 2017 Small Garden - A Space to Collaborate

              ‘A Space to Collaborate’ is an urban garden which is located adjacent to the home of a maker. The garden is a creative sanctuary which is focussed on its inhabitants and the interaction that is fostered through collaboration.

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                Bloom 2017 Large Garden - My Land, Your Land - Ireland

                Agri Aware’s garden brings the journey of Ireland’s agri-food industry to life. The garden tells the story of Irish agriculture and food, through a farm to fork food circle. Now in its 20th year, Agri Aware aims to communicate the importance of the agri-food industry to the public, highlighting how farming is embracing sustainable practices and creating safe, affordable, traceable and quality food for Irish consumers and the export market.

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                  Rising Stars at Chelsea Flower Show

                  With under a week to go, Westland Horticulture and the Rising Stars Programme are getting ready to exhibit at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
                  A total of 3 Rising Stars will be taking part and have created a specially planted container to exhibit, which will be seen by members of the public, journalists and perhaps even royalty!

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