Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Louise Bruton in her newly renovated, wheelchair-friendly garden. Photograph: Dave Meehan

As long as I have lived in my house, my back garden has been dominated by gravel and overgrown shrubs. You may not know this but, other than hills and(...)

Something for every garden enthusiast at Bloom in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Over the last 11 years it’s become one of the most anticipated highlights of the Irish horticultural year, a great coming together of nursery growers,(...)

Bloom 2018 at the Phoenix Park has an eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

BELFAST AVA Festival S13 Warehouse and the Mac, Belfast, June 1st-2nd avafestival.com This audio-visual arts (ava) festival and conference is wh(...)

There’s more to hedging than leylandii. Photograph: Getty Images

It can take a while for a new house to become a sanctuary, a protected space sheltered from surrounding housing and the less attractive aspects of the(...)

An artist’s impression of the evolutionary garden.  Illustration by garden plan co-designer, Nicola Haines of Tierney Haines Architects

The evolution of plants through geological time has culminated in the diversity of species we see around us today. Across forests, savannahs, deserts (...)

Muddy the water on social class.. wellies are welcome everywhere now.

So, the Great British tradition of class obsession rocks on. The Riot Club (at a cinema near you now) is a romp through the lives of members of the in(...)

One of the first visitors at a preview of the Bloom show-garden area –  Bloom opens on Thursday 31st for five days until Monday 4th June in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Officials from the Revenue Commissioners will be present at the Bloom in the Park gardening event in Phoenix Park to ensure exhibitors and traders are(...)

Sitting outside a Co Wexford pub on a bright evening, enjoying the sea view, pulling on a pint of iced cider like a sucky calf with the drought, discu(...)