In bloom as Ireland hosts World Flower Show for first time
Organisers secure bid against strong contenders from Barbados, Peru and Russia
The World Flower Show 2014 is under way in the RDS, with as many as 20,000 people hoped to attend.
This is the first time Ireland has hosted the event.
Floral designer Jane Godshalk, faculty member of Longwood Gardens, a leading botanical gardens in the US, is one of the high-profile demonstrators.
The RDS Industries Hall is hosting a full selection of trade stands for Irish and international exhibitors ranging from floral art accessories and jewellery to Irish crafts and foods.