Bloom 2014 was a great event this year. The weather stayed fine and the crowds turned out to enjoy the day. We visited on the bank holiday monday starting early before the crowds got too large and we were still able to get a good view of all the show gardens.
My favourite garden was by Andrew Christophere Dunne and was called ‘You Talk I’ll Listen’ . It recieved gold and the ‘Best in Catergory’ award which i think was richly deserved. The design was very strucutured but softened with lovely lush green planting. It featured a very comfortable looking seat in a raised corner surrounded with three corners of the garden filled with Birch and woodland style planting. You just wanted to go over to the seat and submerge yourself in the space. The dominate colour of the hard landscaping was purple which just happens to be my favourite colour too. The central space was open with some other benches making it very sociable. Considering that the design was quite contemporary, with sharp straight lines, the overall feeling was quite comforting and inviting. This I believe was due to the planting which was gorgeous and used a lot of different textures and green shades to soften the hard landscaping. Foxgloves in each corner wound themselves through the lower branches of the birch trees beautifully. Even the corner steps were softened with planting between each riser. A truely lovely outdoor space.