Visitors to the Jack & Jill garden which won a silver medal at the 2013 Bloom festival. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Stilettos, craft beer and WB Yeats are among the inspirations for some of the 25 show gardens to be unveiled at Bloom gardening and food festival in P(...)

Niall Terry and Robert Rudden from Gardens Now in the “A Cranberry Gathering”, under construction at the Bloom festival 2013 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Festival runs from Thursday, May 30th, to June 3rd. Photograph: Alan Betson

Visitors to the Bloom gardening festival which opens on Thursday will see an explosion of colourful plants and flowers but might not realise t(...)

Consumption of crops such as strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce is on the increase

The Irish horticulture sector remains buoyant despite unseasonable bad weather and pressure on producers from big retailers. The horticu(...)