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  • Northside East

Local man wins gold at Bloom

Sunday, 23rd June, 2019 1:00pm
Local man wins gold at Bloom

Designer Kevin Dennis pictured in the FBD Insurance Urban Sanctuary Garden at Bord Bia Bloom 2019. PHOTO: CHRIS BELLEW/FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY

Local man wins gold at Bloom

Designer Kevin Dennis pictured in the FBD Insurance Urban Sanctuary Garden at Bord Bia Bloom 2019. PHOTO: CHRIS BELLEW/FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY

A GARDEN designer and horticulturist, based in Raheny, won a gold medal at Bloom.   

Kevin Dennis won his fourth gold medal for his iconic ‘FBD Insurance Urban Sanctuary Garden.’ The success followed wins in 2014, 2017 and 2018.

The garden, which was constructed onsite in the Phoenix Park, took a team of professional gardeners over two weeks to complete following months of design by Kevin.

This garden, generously sponsored by FBD Insurance, captures a contemporary urban lifestyle with the aim of inspiring people living in towns or cities to disconnect from an online world and become more engaged with their outdoor spaces around them. 

Kevin crafted a strongly designed landscape that will allow the visitor to enjoy meaningful time reflecting and enjoying the impact of a truly urban sanctuary.

Speaking after his triumph, Kevin said: “I am absolutely delighted with the result and to win another gold medal means so much to me and my team, who have worked so hard over the past few weeks and months to get it just right. 

“FBD Insurance gave me the freedom to develop the urban sanctuary theme and express my passion for inspiring people to engage and experience life outdoors.

“We were thrilled to exhibit once more at Bloom this year. Winning gold is a great honour not just for me, but for my team and volunteers who helped to bring it all together and make this garden happen.”

 

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