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Galway garden designer wins Silver at Bord Bia Bloom!

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Pictured from left outside Croí House: Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Fundraising Director; Christine Harnett, Croí Programme Participant; Croí Garden Designer and Project Lead, Dr Derek O’Keeffe – Professor of Medical Device Technology, NUI Galway, and Consultant Physician, Galway University Hospitals; and Mark O’Donnell, Croí’s Head of Foundation and Chief Operations Officer. Photo: Aengus McMahon

Galway-based garden designer Professor Derek O’Keeffe has won a silver medal for the Croí show garden at the Bord Bia Bloom festival in Dublin which kicked off this morning.

The show garden, sponsored by local heart and stroke charity Croí, raises awareness of cardiovascular health and the role gardens, plants and technology can have in protecting the heart.

Prof O’Keeffe, who is a consultant physician at UHG and professor at NUIG as well as an avid gardener, believes gardens are ideal for communicating the importance of heart health.

Plants are used in many life-saving cardiovascular

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Super Garden judge Brian Burke on his Bloom garden design

Award-winning garden designer and Woodie’s garden expert Brian Burke has returned to Bord Bia Bloom in the Phoenix Park with a stunning show garden.

Over the past two years, many of us have found a new appreciation for our homes and our outdoor spaces. With this in mind, Burke’s design shows nature fans how to create an outdoor extension of our calming indoor space.

Entitled ‘Seomra Eile’ (Another Room), the design depicts the garden as an extension of a contemporary home, with a natural flow from inside to outside.

“We never lose the opportunity to throw in a bit of Irish,” Brian says proudly, standing in front of his show-stopping design in the Phoenix Park.

“It’s prompted by our experiences over the past couple of years, we saw a lot of people taking on DIY projects at home,” he continues. “During the restrictions we realised that, no matter how much

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