Local success at Bord Bia Bloom event

There was local success at the Bord Bia Bloom event held in Phoenix Park in Dublin over the June Bank Holiday weekend with three exhibitors from Roscommon receiving recognition for their displays.

Rathcroghan Ogham Alphabet Garden, designed by Richard Farrell and team, sponsored by Farming Rathcroghan CLG/Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, received the silver medal in the ‘Show Garden – Small’ category.

Little Green Growers from Strokestown received the silver medal in the ‘Plant Nursery’ category.

Finally, the Magic of the Kingdom That Lies Beneath and Above Through the Power of Brigid by Uí Máine Kingdom in Ballinasloe received a ‘Commended Award’ in the ‘Postcard Garden’ category.

A total of 19 medals were awarded to show gardens, including eight medals to garden designers exhibiting for the first time at Bord Bia Bloom.

A show garden encouraging developers to incorporate biodiversity, planting of new woodlands and sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) into housing developments was awarded the best large garden.