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Beauty! Photos: the World Flower Show Dublin

 

red Flowers in World Flower show Dublin 2014Be surrounded by beauty!

Photos: The World Flower Show Dublin 2014 !

Oh yes, it’s ace! I’m just back from the World Flower Show, Dublin and it is full of stunning designs! You won’t believe the amount of floral art displays; all sorts, for all tastes. From funky and vibrant, to clean & cool modern, to full flowery billowy, there’s plenty to enjoy.

UPDATE: The Flower Show is over now, but check out the photos!

I spent 3 hours oohing & ahhing and taking photos. I could easily have done an hour more. Give yourself plenty of time to see all you’d like– I wish I hadn’t had to leave!

To whet your floral appetite, or to give you a taste of the flower show if you can’t go, I’ve made a 2 minute photo video (at bottom,) as well as the photos here. Believe me when I say there is SO much more to see. Some shots of the amazing floral creations just didn’t come out, so there are loads of wow-factor designs not getting a hat-tip here. Go see for yourself!

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The judges pick Vinta Khemka’s (India) creation as Best In Show

I’ll see if I can easily add the list of winner for you shortly, but until then, here are the judges at the Winner of Best in Show. Vinta Khemka of India won it with her tranquil arrangement in the Quietude theme.

Northern Ireland had a great win when Rev William McMillian won Most Innovative with his Celtic inspired entry in Anthologia.  Check out the truly green Green Man on the pillar.

Fittingly, in the category of Fairy Ring, Ireland took 2nd and 3rd place, plus a load of commended. I don’t think I’ve any photos of that category. (FAIL!) I told you there is loads to see! I must have missed it.

You will forgive me- there are 31 different categories, and it is easy to just become enchanted by the beauty and artistry all around….hmmm, maybe the whole show is a fairy ring! 😀

Tips:

Get there early if you can. On Thursday by 11 there was a queue to get in, and it was quite busy. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy. I reckon a minimum would be about 3 hours.

There are also trade stands where you can buy bulbs, plant pots, glass craft, cute scarves & more. There are also interesting organizations’ stands; do call by the Carlow Garden Festival & Trail’s stand, for example. You could win tickets to Carol Klein’s talk at their fest!

Tempting shopping stalls at World Flower Show!

Tempting shopping stalls at World Flower Show!

The World Flower Show Dublin tickets can be bought on the door at the RDS. Cost is €25. The amount of top class floral art  on show here you just won’t get anywhere else! Tis well worth it if you enjoy flowers–compare to the cost of a movie & popcorn– and for a little more you can totally surround yourself in beauty 🙂

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Enjoy The World Flower Show Dublin!

I’ll work on getting a list or a link to the list of all winners for you. I hope you enjoy the photos, and the video is at the bottom of this post. It will give you a taster of the show.

I’d like to dedicate these photos to Al & Barbara, who have hearts even more beautiful than the flowers. I know you’ll be on your feet dancing through life again soon. xx

 

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