Wexford well represented at Bloom
THE Wexford representatives at the Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park at the weekend did themselves proud.
The pupils of Clolgue National School, who were interviewed by Marty Morrissey for RTÉ, were commended by the judges for their postcard garden entry. Postcard gardens are developed The pupils designed a garden on the theme of 'The Seasons', representing the importance of time.
Over in the Floral and Nursery Pavilion, four local nurseries received medals for their displays.
Camolin Potting Shed based in Camolin; Springmount Garden Centre, Ballycanew Road, Gorey, entering for the first time; and Kilmurry Nursery, Gorey, all received gold medals.
Landbarn Nursery in Gorey was awarded a silver medal.
This was Bord Bia's tenth annual Bloom festival. It featured 23 show gardens, more than 100 Irish food and drink producers, 200 retailers and 50 of Ireland's top nurseries, all providing gardening tips, artisan food, craft beer and much more to more than 100,000 visitors who attended over the five days of the festival.