February 8, 2023


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Home-grown talent across Wexford wins big at Bloom


There was loads of property-grown expertise at this year’s Bord Bia Bloom in the Park, with quite a few of the Wexford entrants flourishing in their decided on groups.

exford sculptor and back garden designer Niall Deacon been given a gold medal and the Ideal in Group award for his compact backyard garden Eureka, sponsored by Solus Mild Bulbs. Inspired by Archimedes’ ‘Eureka’ second, it featured hand-carved sculptures from Niall, a sauna and a plunge pool which invitations the viewer to just take time to replicate and loosen up. Hazel Woods of Kilmurry Nursery in Gorey also received a gold medal for her show at the clearly show. In the meantime, Irish Fuchsia Nursery from Gorey received a silver medal at the Nursery Village and seven medals were awarded to Wexford floral artists.

In the Affiliation of Irish Floral Artists (AOIFA) Floral Art Level of competition, four medals were being awarded to Wexford floral artists. Karen Robinson from Gorey been given a gold medal in the ‘Another World’ classification. In the meantime, Elizabeth Kenny from Enniscorthy received a Silver Gilt medal in the ‘Phenomenal Forms’ category. Caroline Stewart was one more Gorey winner, taking home a silver medal in the ‘This Radiant Season’ category, though Paula Hore also received a silver medal in the ‘Another World’ class.

Three medals were being also awarded to Wexford artists at the Botanical and Floral Artwork Exhibition. This included Anne McLeod from Coolree who acquired a gold medal and the Finest in Classification award for her Floral entry, ‘Japanese anemones in the mist’. Carmel Fenlon from New Ross gained a silver medal for her Floral entry ‘Hope Meadow’ and a bronze medal for her Floral entry ‘Sunflower Meadow 1’.


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