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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Nature’s Resurgence

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Nature’s Resurgence

The Ría Organics Garden is designed to encapsulate and present the ethos and values of its organic skincare sponsor. Its rudimentary circular form represents society’s return to nature as a source of goodness and healing, having deviated towards synthetic products over previous decades. This resurgence in natural, organic goods is cross-referenced throughout the garden.

The inclusion of salvaged materials amongst a carefully selected planting scheme reflects modern day life’s constant struggle for balance and equilibrium. A ripple effect is created by a series of layers moving outwards from the garden’s centre. Each layer incorporates a mix of different materials that work in unison to achieve a sense of balance and serenity.

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The subtle use of water adds to the sensory experience of Nature’s Resurgence, while the brash use of rusted metal highlights the beauty that remains in reclaimed materials. The sense of permanence and timelessness created by the stone is contrasted by the contemporary wooden benches wrapped around the garden’s heart.


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Following a degree in Philosophy in 1997, John continued his education in Termonfeckin College of Horticulture. During the three-year horticulture course, he was chosen as one of six up-and-coming designers to appear on RTE’s Garden Heaven program. Since graduating, he runs his own landscape design company, John Durston Landscape Design, based in Ballylusk, Ashford, County Wicklow. John’s love for gardening and the outdoors was inspired by his fourth class teacher who delighted in sharing his knowledge and interest in nature with his students. The Karate Kid movies also captivated his interest – but not because of the cool martial arts moves. ‘I was in awe of the bonsai trees, and to this day, I am still an avid bonsai collector.’ Over the past 17 years, John has honed his skills as a designer and he now feels ready for the challenge of creating a show garden at Bloom. Earlier this year, John was approached by Richard King of Ría Organics, a Wicklow-based organic skincare ...(View profile)

Source: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Nature’s Resurgence

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