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Bloom in the Park 2013 Medal Winners

The esteemed Bloom judges, including Chelsea Flower Show’s chief judge Andrew Wilson, have been examining, observing and deliberating over the last two days before announcing the much- anticipated results this morning. A total of 95 medals including 25 Gold, 22 Silver Gilt, 28 Silver and 20 Bronze, were presented to garden designers, nurseries and floral artists.

The overall large garden category award went to Gerard Mullen from Dungarvan, Co Waterford for his entry Waterford Harvest – Venture into the Wild. Gerard is returning to Bloom after a four-year hiatus. The theme of the garden is inspired by the wetland wild habitat near the Comeragh Mountains in Waterford and incorporates rustic old tones and crumbling structures with a clean, minimal architectural design style.

Speaking about this year’s show gardens, Gary Graham, Bloom Show Manager, Bord Bia said “Each year the variety of styles and the depth of talent showcased at Bloom amazes me and this year the standard is particularly high. From peaceful and holistic sanctuaries to the new-age and science-fiction, the designers have explored intriguing and thought-provoking themes in both the ‘concept’ and ‘show garden’ categories that are truly impressive.”

Overall winners in each category are listed below.

Large Garden: Gerard Mullen, Waterford Harvest – Venture into the Wild

Medium Garden: Jane McCorkell, Love to Grow

Small Garden: Tunde Szentesi & Svaja Vaicula, Eco Tango Garden

Concept Garden: Paul Martin/The Kerry Group – Concern Worldwide 1000 DAYS Garden

Best Nursery Display: Mount Venus Nursery, Dublin;

Best Educational Display: Pearse College of Further Education, Dublin

Best Floral Display: Association of Irish Floral Artists (A.O.I.F.A)

Floral Art Exhibition Gold Medal Winners: Richard Delmer, Marie Dodrill, Portmarnock Flower Club, Harumi Langford, South Dublin Flower Club

Show Garden Winners 2013

Gold
Large Garden

  • Waterford Harvest – Venture into the Wild by Gerard Mullen
  • Giardino della Mostra by Tim Austen

Medium Garden

  • Love to Grow to by Jane McCorkell

Small Garden

  • Tunde Szentesi & Svaja Vaicula, Eco Tango Garden

Concept Garden

  • Concern Worldwide 1000 DAYS Garden by Paul Martin and The Kerry Group

Silver Gilt
Large Garden

  • Journey on Earth – The Hospice Garden by Eileen Nolan, Dr Mary Toomey and Adrian Eggers

Medium Garden

  • A Love Letter to the West by Leonie Cornelius
  • A Cranberry Gathering, inspired by Ocean Spray by Alan Rudden and Dave Ryan
  • Riverside Calm by Kevin Dennis and Michael Carroll

Concept Garden

  • Woodies DIY Gardens by Woodies DIY Horticulturists and Anthony Ryan
  • Destination Bloom by Fiann Ó Nualláin
  • The Wizard of Oz Sanctuary Garden by Mark O’Loughlin
  • Garden of Plenty – Sustainable Living by Eugene Boyle

Silver

Large Garden

  • The Jack and Jill Foundation Garden by Kildare Growers in association with Peter O’Brien Landscapes, Bord na Móna and Killashee House Hotel

Medium Garden

  • Scents & Sensibilty! By Lisa McKnight
  • Past Times – A 70s Retro Garden by Francis Doyle
  • Zip into Bloom by the CFE Dundrum Students of Garden Design 2012-2013

Small Garden

  • Eco Tango Garden by Tunde Szentesi and Svaja Vaicula
  • Fairy Garden – Create Magic! By Kate Kurevleva
  • Calor Gas Garden by Linda McKeown

Concept Garden

  • Urban Clearing by Anne Whelan

Bronze
Medium Garden

  • Blossom with Every Breath by Erika Reeves

Small garden

  • The Aspire Garden by Colette Lemaire-Brady; Flower of Life Garden by Dawn Aston

Concept Garden

  • Saolre by Peter Little


Nursery and Floral Display Awards
Gold

CAMOLIN POTTING SHED  Nursery Display               Gold                    
ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND Educational Display Gold
GLENS GARDEN Nursery Display Gold
DUBLIN SCHOOL OF HORTICULTURE Educational Display Gold
BOYNE GARDEN CENTRE Nursery Display Gold
PLANT STORE Nursery Display Gold
MOUNT VENUS NURSERY Nursery Display Gold
HERITAGE BULBS Nursery Display Gold
KILMURRY NURSERY Nursery Display Gold

K & M PLANTS DIRECT

Nursery Display Gold
FUSHSIAVALE NURSERIES Nursery Display Gold
PENINSULA PRIMULAS Nursery Display Gold
KELLS BAY HOUSE & GARDENS Nursery Display Gold
PEARSE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION Educational Display Gold
BLACKWATER FLORAL ASCCESORIES Floral Display Gold
ASSOCIATION OF IRISH FLORAL ARTIST Floral Display Gold
HARRINGTON EXOTICS Nursery Display Gold
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BLANCHARDSTOWN Educational Display Gold

Silver Gilt

SETANTA TREE CARE  Educational Display        Silver Gift     
HUGHES ROSES Nursery Display Silver Gift
MR MIDDLETON GARDEN SHOP Nursery Display Silver Gift
COUNTRY GARDEN HERBS Nursery Display Silver Gift
RIVERLANE NURSERIES Nursery Display Silver Gift
PEPPERMINT FARM & GARDEN Nursery Display Silver Gift
NAVAN GARDEN CENTRE Nursery Display Silver Gift
J&JR NURSERIES Nursery Display Silver Gift
LEAMORE NURSERY Nursery Display Silver Gift

Silver

TEAGASC COLLEGE OF AMENITY HORTICULTURE  Educational Display Silver 
DEVINE NURSERIES Nursery Display Silver
HERBS ON THYME Nursery Display Silver
TWO LIONS NURSERY Nursery Display Silver
RARE PLANTS IRELAND Nursery Display Silver
DEVINE NURSERIES Nursery Display Silver
SHADY PLANTS Nursery Display Silver
IRISH WATER PLANTS Nursery Display Silver
BALLYROBERT COTTAGE GARDEN & NURSERY Nursery Display Silver
THREE GATES FLORIST & NURSERY Nursery Display Silver
FOREST PRODUCE LTD. Nursery Display Silver
DORAN NURSERIES (IRISH PLANTS) Nursery Display Silver

Bronze

SEAVIEW NURSERIES   Nursery Display  Bronze    
FLANNERYS NURSERIES LTD. Nursery Display Bronze
COIS NA TRA PLANTS Nursery Display Bronze
PREMIUM PELARGONIUMS (FUCHSIAVALE) Nursery Display Bronze
NAUL FLOWER CLUB CHELSEA 2013 DISPLAY Flower Display Bronze
GARDEN DIRECT.IE Nursery Display  Bronze
BALLYHOE NURSERY GARDENS Nursery Display Bronze
LANDBARN NURSERY Nursery Display Bronze
THE GARDEN SCHOOL Educational Display Bronze

A.I.O.F.A Floral Art Competition

Gold

CLASS 1: PERENNIAL PLEASURES  HARUMI LANGFORD     South Dublin Flower Club   Gold   
CLASS 2: FLAMBOYANT AND FUN MARIE DODRILL Portmarnock Flower Club Gold
CLASS 3: INTERACTION RICHARD DELMER Gold

Silver Gilt

CLASS 1: PERENNIAL PLEASURES   ANN CLIFFORD   Doddervale Flower Club   Silver Gift   
CLASS 1: PERENNIAL PLEASURES MAURA WORTHINGTON Sutton Foral Art Silver Gift
CLASS 2: FLAMBOYANT AND FUN MARY HAYDE Nass Flower & Garden Club Silver Gift
CLASS 3: FLAMBOYANT AND FUN MARIE DODRILL Portmamock Flower Club Silver Gift
CLASS 3: INTERACTION ANNE MOLONEY Sutton Floral Art Silver Gift

Silver

CLASS 1: PERENNIAL PLEASURES    SALLY KING          Bray Flower Club   Silver  
CLASS 1: PERENNIAL PLEASURES BETTY O'NEILL Doddervale Flower Club Silver
CLASS 2: FLAMBOYANT AND FUN SALLY KING Bray Flower Club Silver
CLASS 2: FLAMBOYANT AND FUN ORLA MCGRANE Doddervale Flower Club Silver
CLASS 3: INTERACTION

Source: HortiTrends News Room