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Zip Into Bloom | Medium Gardens | Bloom 2013

This garden is a space to celebrate the invention of one of the most useful items ever invented in the fashion industry: “The Zipper”. One hundred years ago, in December 1913, Swedish born Gideon Sundback introduced his idea for the “Hook-less Fastener No. 1” and later patented what would become the modern zipper. Ever since, the Zipper has been used for all types of garments, including boots, clothing, accessories etc.

The Purpose of the garden is to provide a space for a fashion show within the context of an outdoor setting. The garden consists of a globe shaped canopy from where models are invited to start their cat walk, a curved path with a turning point at the end where fashion judges will sit to observe the fashion show and a pond with a fountain as a central feature of the garden. The rest of the garden is covered with planting material. A metal sculpture of the zipper is placed among the planting to highlight the theme of the garden.

 

Garden Design Students at CFE Dundrum have been participating in many garden shows since 2005. Here are some facts: Garden Heaven Show 2005 – Spanish Garden and Dutch Garden (1st and 2nd) Garden Heaven Show 2006 – Celtic Fusion (Gold Medal) NGEC Kilquade 2007– “Water’s Edge” garden Bloom 2008 – “5x5 In the City” (Bronze Medal) and “Seeing is Believing” Bloom 2011 – “Colombarium” (Silver Guilt Medal) Bloom 2012 – “Lights, Camera, Action… Popcorn!) This Year's group are as enthusiastic as ever. They come with a lot of knowledge and experience gathered from their latest project. They built a garden from scratch as a charity garden for St. Michael's House in Marley Court, and are now ready to show landscapers and potential clients alike their commitment and love for gardening. Here are their names as seen in the picture from left to right: Joan Mallon, Padraig Clinch, Daragh Kinch, Wendy Oakes, Monica Alvarez (course coordinator), Noel Flanagan, Mathew Cullen, Megan Baston, Pascal Wharton and Deirdre Downey

Source: Bloom - Zip Into Bloom | Medium Gardens | Bloom 2013