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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Teagasc Garden of Hope

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The Teagasc Garden of Hope

The ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’ provides a peaceful space for spiritual renewal, reflection, and ease. A sense of intimacy is enhanced by the circular format used throughout. The circular form encourages contemplation and walking to relieve stress in a calm and secure setting. A fusion of planting, sophisticated colours and changing water flow creates an uplifting space in which to pause and replenish one’s wellbeing. The garden aims to evoke serenity and a connection with nature to raise the spirit.

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The positive contribution of Pieta House is recognized universally and is celebrated through the creation of this garden. Darkness into Light, which is the main tenet of the charity Pieta House, will be represented by the colour scheme of the planting. Following Bloom, a modified design of the garden will move to a permanent home at one of the Pieta House centres.

Laura Cassin, Louise Jones, Linda Murphy.

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This year Teagasc, in association with Pieta House, is delighted to present ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’. Teagasc designers Laura Cassin, Louise Jones and Linda Murphy combined their creative flair to come up with the design. Laura Cassin qualified from UCD in 1995 with a B.Ag.Sc degree in Landscape Horticulture, gaining design experience in London while completing a Higher Diploma in Therapeutic Horticulture. Laura began teaching Landscape Design at Kildalton College in 2003. Louise Jones’ formal training in horticulture includes Warrenstown College, ITB, and UCD where she qualified with a B.Ag.Sc degree in Landscape Horticulture. Louise joined Teagasc as a teacher, first in Warrenstown College for three years, and in 2009 she became part of the education team in Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens. Linda Murphy worked as a secondary school teacher until qualifying with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from UCD in 2000. Shortly afterward she joined ...(View profile)

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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