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(...)

David Austin rose ‘Strawberry Hill’ from Mr Middleton – €22

I used to think that when it came to the chore of Christmas present shopping, buying a gift for the green-fingered person in your life was as easy-pea(...)

Annual pictorial meadows like this one at Airfield Gardens in Dundrum show how colour can be used in imaginative and enlivening ways in the garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s at this time of year that I always find myself contemplating sowing my own mini flower meadow, using a joyful, high-octane mix of fast-growing, u(...)

Wake up and smell the flowers this summer. Photograph: Getty Images/Cultura RF

It’s summer, that magical time of year when many of Ireland’s best gardens are opened to the public. But which to visit over the coming months? We’ve (...)

You don’t expect to see roses blooming in Ireland in the depths of winter. Or marigolds, pelargoniums, agapanthus, tree mallows, campanulas, hybrid cl(...)

Looking forward to tomorrow’s Christmas turkey and figgy pudding? Can’t wait to finally hear some sleigh-bells in the snow, rather than the steady dr(...)

 Close-up of the flower and buds of Papaver somniferum ‘Lauren’s Grape’ flowering in Fionnuala’s garden last week. Photograph: Richard Johnson

Don’t you just love it when things go right in the garden? When, for example, seedlings come up just as you’d hoped – pristine and in perfectly spa(...)

Verney Naylor-designed garden and boathouse at the West Cork home of Lord and Lady Puttnam

Vast, golden beaches, salty summer breezes, anemone-filled rock pools and sand in your toes: what would summer be without at least one trip to the sea(...)

Calendula ‘Indian Prince’
Sow colourful

I’ve always thought that one of the most enduringly fascinating things about plants is their great variety of life-cycles. Take the titan arum (Amorph(...)