The Landscape Show

Featuring exhibits and expert advice from the leading suppliers in the landscaping sector.

Make sure to check out the talk in the Bord Bia Learning Theatre;

1pm – 1.30pm

Fingal County Council ‘Coming home to nature’ Show Garden – Bord Bia Bloom 2024

Presented by Nicola Haines, Tierney Haines Architects and Ingrid Smyth, Ingrid Smyth Garden Design & Chairperson of the Garden Landscape Designers Association (GLDA)

This show garden was directly linked to new design guidance for building developers demonstrating how biodiversity can be incorporated into housing developments. The design managed rainwater using sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS), while also catering for tree and shrub planting, wildflower meadows, nesting facilities in building facades, green roofs, dead wood, and natural play. The show garden claimed 5 prizes in total, including a Gold medal, Best in large category and a Special award for sustainability.

Nicola works as a landscape designer with Tierney Haines Architects. She works on all scale of public, commercial and private projects, as well as community-based and educational gardens. An enthusiastic member of the Garden Landscape Design Association (GLDA), she is passionate about connecting people to nature through design. Nicola has won numerous awards at Bord Bia Bloom, including a gold medal and Best in Category award for her Citroën Power of One garden last year.

Ingrid Smyth Garden Design (ISGD) is a design and plant focused service. Her past experience in design was honed as a designer and company associate with a prominent Architectural Firm and her continued passion for plants and materials constantly informs the work she does. Ingrid has designed and constructed private gardens of all sizes, gardens for residential care homes and commercial projects. She is the current Chairperson of the GLDA.

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With the full support of Bord Bia, GLAS offers a unique networking opportunity for both buyers and sellers in Ireland’s horticulture, sportsturf and related industries.