Show Gardens - The Bloom Festival, Ireland

Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour by James Purdy project

The conceptual garden features a contemporary take on the traditional rose garden. Post show, the garden will be donated to the Enable Ireland children’s service in Jigginstown, Co Kildare, which supports over 1,000 children with disabilities.

The garden, co-designed by the award winning creative agency Boys & Girls and Architect and Garden Designer James Purdy from Belfast investigates how we perceive and engage the use of colour.

The concept was to create a garden that worked colour with a piece of reflective sculpture, so that the vision of the kaleidoscope is carried across the whole garden. Challenging the traditional by using roses as a contrast between the soft and hard, the giant kaleidoscope itself sits at the heart of the garden. The main body of planting blends a carefully selected variety of Roses, Wisteria, Salvia Nemorosa and Astrantia with popular Cuprinol Garden Shade colours including Seagrass, Lavender and Fresh Rosemary.

CED have donated three pieces of Grey Sandstone circles to the garden and Bronze CEDEC footpath gravel. Made from granite or quartzite CEDEC is tree-friendly, not affecting the soil’s pH balance.

Designer: James Purdy from James Purdy Architects

Materials: CEDEC Bronze Footpath Gravel, x3 Grey Sandstone Circles


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