Medical herbalist Kelli O’Halloran. Photographs: Richard Johnston

Of all the plants that I grow in the garden, there are a few that are particularly dear to my heart. Among them are pot marigolds (Calendula officinal(...)

Visitors to Bloom in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, yesterday reflected in the pond of one of the show gardens.  Photograph: David Sleator

President Michael D Higgins was in his element when he opened the Bloom gardening festival in the Phoenix Park in Dublin today. No flower was safe fro(...)