27May2015

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National Landscape Forum 2015 - Have your say on the launch and implementation of the National Landscape Strategy

National Landscape Forum 2015 - Have your say on the launch and implementation of the National Landscape Strategy


An open gathering of all key players & stakeholders in our landscape to identify issues, challen...


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BFEI Landscape Design Students To Celebrate Modern Living at Bloom 2015

Having won awards at every Bloom in the Park since its inception in 2007, landscape design students from Blackrock Further Education Institute (formerly Senior College Dun Laoghaire) are set to turn heads once again at Bloom 2015. With garden creations including, A View Askew, Furrows of Sustainabilty, The Labyrinth, The Clearing, Aspire, The Garden That Nobody Saw, ArGhairdinCuil and last year’s gold medal winning, Facing South, this year’s entry comes with an excellent pedigree.

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    Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Yeat's Secret Garden in Sligo

    This garden is purely imaginary. It exists only in the head of a poet: the private bolthole in his beloved Sligo that Yeats dreamed of while living in smoggy, grey London. Peeking in, we are voyeurs, seeing a clearing on a wooded island, with the lake lapping on the tree-lined shore beyond. Nothing is perfect – Yeasts hasn’t tried to tame or tidy his secret hideaway. 

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      Kilimanjaro Sunrise 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year

      Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘KILIMANJARO SUNRISE’ a striking, easy Japanese snowball exhibited at the show by Burncoose Nurseries, has been crowned winner of the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year.

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        RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2015

        The RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2015 has been awarded to Agralan Ltd for their ingenious Potato Pot. This innovative potato planter allows you to check the development of the potatoes and pick them week after week without digging the plant up.

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          Organic Farming Scheme – 4 Weeks Left to Join

          The Organic Farming Scheme is now open and participants can submit their applications to the Department of Agriculture before May 29th.

          How to join the scheme:

          The OFS is now an online application so in order to join you must complete the following steps:

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            Cork County Council's New Free Planning App

            Cork County Council's Planning Department has unveiled their new "Planning Viewer Cork" app, which is free to download on Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store, in a bid to simplify the inspection of planning notices. This is a FREE App for all members of the public and staff to use which will enable them to search a vast array of planning applications and associated documents from the comfort of their own home or on the move!

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              New Members Strengthen AIPH

              AmericanHort (U.S.A.) and Ibraflor (Brazil) have been accepted as full members of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) as the association grows in importance to the global ornamental horticulture industry.

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                "Making The Most Of Our Land" - Launch of LANDMARK

                The Pan-European research project LANDMARK was launched today, Wednesday, 20 May 2015, in Castledockrell, Co. Wexford, Ireland, by Mr Damien English, T.D., the Irish Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation.

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                  IOFGA Welcomes Opening of Organic Farming Scheme

                  Minister Hayes opened the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) today. IOFGA are delighted with the 60% increase in payment for participants in the scheme. Please note that the OFS will close on May 29th. Existing participants of the OFS have been issued a letter by the Organic Unit of the Department outlining options. For new entrants it is important that you get your applications into IOFGA as quick as you can.

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                    The Bloom Fringe Festival

                    This June Bank Holiday Weekend Dublin will be taken over by plants, gardening and food. Not only will the Phoenix Park turn into a mecca for gardening enthusiasts but the magic of the festival will make its way down into the streets of Dublin with the Bloom Fringe Festival.

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                      Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Crumlin Childrens Hospital Garden Presented by Kildare Growers

                      This garden is presented at Bloom by the Kildare Growers Group, facilitated by Kieran Dunne (L&K Dunne Nurseries) and designed by Anthony Ryan (Landscape Architect).

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                        TidyTowns Special New Diversity Award

                        This new award will recognise the way that you include all of your community, on an inter-generational and inter-cultural basis, in your TidyTowns committee and in the work you do.

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                          Charity Gardens are Big at Bloom

                          The show gardens at Bord Bia's Bloom always strive to not only entice visitors with their fantastic designs and plant selection, but they also aim to promote a key message to the public. This is especially true for Bloom’s Charity Show gardens which aim to highlight a particular cause or calls to action with the public. This year Bloom has four main charity show gardens on display, each of which is raising awareness for a worthy cause.

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                            HTA Events

                            Welcome to the events section of the HTA website where you can find full details as well as booking forms for all upcoming HTA events, which are usually open to non members as well as members. Forthcoming events include:

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                              Next Exciting Step in Teagasc's Birch Improvement Programme Announced

                              Teagasc’s Forestry Development Department was delighted to be present at this year’s very successful TIMBER 2015, the Irish Forestry, Woodland & Bio Energy Show. TIMBER 2015 took place over the weekend at the Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois.

                              Read more: Next Exciting Step in Teagasc's Birch Improvement Programme Announced

                                Summer Camps at Airfield

                                Airfield’s Summer Camps are back and packed to the brim with exciting adventures! Each camp will be hands-on with the campers growing, cooking, eating, exploring, and investigating Airfield’s fields, farm and gardens.

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