Tipperary Enable Ireland work to be highlighted at Bloom festival

Tipperary Star reporter


Tipperary Star reporter



Tipperary Enable Ireland work to be highlighted at Bloom festival

Linda McKeown

The work of charity Enable Ireland, which has a centre in Nenagh, will be highlighted in one of the show gardens at Bord Bia’s Bloom which returns to the Phoenix Park Dublin from May 31 to June 4.

Entitled The Enable Ireland Beyond Boundaries Garden in association with Solus Bulbs, this show garden has been designed to highlight the support, education and therapy the charity provides to people of varying abilities and their families, including those in North Tipperary.

Created by Belfast-based garden designer Linda McKeown, its layout will be sinuous and organic, combining modern materials such as weathered steel arcs, smooth polished concrete paths and a tactile boundary wall.

Trees and shrubs will provide height and soft structure while lush, naturalistic grasses and herbaceous perennials will provide texture, movement and colour. Vertical planting and raise bed planting will provide space for herbs and edibles, and glass wind chimes combined with scented planting will create an inclusive sensory garden experience accessible to all. 

The five-day event which showcases the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry will feature 20 spectacular show gardens; endless garden and floral features, installations and talks; more than 100 food producers; 25 live cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best loved chefs and a host of activities and entertainment for all the family.

Meanwhile, Tipperary food writer Roz Purcell will feature among the 100 participants in the show's Bord Bia Food Village, a bustling culinary hub showcasing the very best of Irish food and drink producers.