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HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

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Bloom research: Bord Bia survey shows 1.3 million of us love to garden!

According to new research launched by Bord Bia today, Ireland’s next generation gardeners will be younger, more eco-aware, GYO (grow your own) advocates, with a desire for easily maintained, compact gardens.

Read more: Bloom research: Bord Bia survey shows 1.3 million of us love to garden!

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Bloom 2017 Small Garden - Bloom Dementia-Friendly Garden

Dementia can bring difficulties with short-term memory, comprehension, orientation, spatial awareness, visual perception, and mobility. These difficulties are gently accommodated in the ‘Bloom Dementia-Friendly Garden’, where a clever use of layout, color, planting and customized garden fittings creates an attractive, safe and therapeutic outdoor space. It is designed to tap into a person’s retained skills, abilities, interests, and memories.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Small Garden - Bloom Dementia-Friendly Garden

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Statement on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD on recent Gorse Fires

Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD and Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD wish to remind landowners and the public that it is an offence under Section 40 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (amended by Section 46 of the Wildlife Act, 2000) to burn, from 1st March to 31st August in any year, any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated. Individuals who are found to burn vegetation within that prohibited period are liable to prosecution by An Garda Síochána or by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Read more: Statement on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD on recent...

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BFEI Total Design Exhibition 2017

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
BFEI is delighted to host its annual Total Design Exhibition on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May 2017. This annual exhibition offers students studying on the Web Design and Digital Media, Interior Architecture and Design, Landscape Architecture and Graphic Design courses an opportunity to display their creative work and processes in addition to showcasing the variety of courses that the Institute has to offer.

Read more: BFEI Total Design Exhibition 2017

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Save Water – Every Drop Counts!

Globally, water shortage and scarcity is a growing problem, affecting approximately three billion people around the world. Climate change is accelerating the issue making water shortage a problem that could face many more of us in the years to come.

Read more: Save Water – Every Drop Counts!

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Marks Major Contract Between Coillte and Treemetrics - Coillte

Coillte, Ireland’s national forestry company, recently announced a major €1 million contract agreement, with Cork-headquartered Treemetrics to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control.

Read more: An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Marks Major Contract Between Coillte and Treemetrics - Coillte

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Threat to UK gardening from Climate Change

A new report from the Royal Horticultural Society highlights the challenges and opportunities of gardening in a changing climate.

Read more: Threat to UK gardening from Climate Change

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10 Reasons Why Home & Gift Buyers Should Visit Glee 2017

1. 60+ home, gift & clothing suppliers all ready and willing to do business. Glee’s dedicated Home, Gift & Clothing section has witnessed significant growth in recent years, reflective of the changing trends in garden retailing. Over 60 home, gift and clothing brands will be making their home at Glee 2017, bringing with them a wide selection of products, from seasonal gifts to garden and outdoor clothing that has found its influence from future high street and catwalk trends.

Read more: 10 Reasons Why Home & Gift Buyers Should Visit Glee 2017

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Ministers Launch Report On Future Skills Needs In The Food And Drink Sector

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, recently launched the 2017 Report on Future Skills Needs in the Food and Drink Sector.

Read more: Ministers Launch Report On Future Skills Needs In The Food And Drink Sector

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour

This conceptual rose garden investigates how we perceive and engage with the use of color in a garden. It will feature a sculptural kaleidoscope at its heart, a portal from which to investigate the vibrant arrangement of plant colors and complementary pigments of Cuprinol paints displayed throughout the garden, which together creates a playful and surreal visual experience for the visitor.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Savills Urban Retreat

‘Savills’ Urban Retreat’ will be an elegant and contemporary garden using mostly cuboid architectural forms. This garden, in terms of its size, is reflective of the vast majority of outdoor spaces found in modern, urban residential properties.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Savills Urban Retreat

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Greenmounts Adam goes from Euro Gold to World Final

Greenmount Horticulture graduate, Adam Ferguson, has secured one of only two places on the UK Team that will compete in the final of the WorldSkills Landscape Gardening Competition in Abu Dhabi in October.

Read more: Greenmounts Adam goes from Euro Gold to World Final

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Plantarium 2017 Takes Shape

With a nice international group of participants, both in the main hall as in the new growers' square, Plantarium 2017 is taking its definitive shape. On 1 June, the layout will be defined during the participants meeting. Apart from the stand holders, five Houses of Inspiration will be prominently present at the trade fair.

Read more: Plantarium 2017 Takes Shape

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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 exhibiting a show garden for the first time at this year’s annual Bloom event in the Phoenix Park in Dublin from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th June.

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

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BurrenLIFE Programme nominated for Green Awards

This year the European Commission is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the LIFE Programme which has been supporting Environment and Climate actions in the EU since its inception in May 1992.

Read more: BurrenLIFE Programme nominated for Green Awards

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Towards a European Bee Partnership: register now | European Food Safety Authority

EFSA is to co-host a scientific colloquium on bee health as part of the European Parliament’s Week of Bees and Pollination 2017.

Read more: Towards a European Bee Partnership: register now | European Food Safety Authority