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"Fingal Bee Positive" Garden Scoops gold at Bloom 2019

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07/06/2019 10:42:52

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We are delighted to announce that "Fingal Bee Positive", a show garden developed in partnership with TU Dublin and Fingal County Council, has won a Gold Medal in the Bloom 2019 Large Garden Category.

Designed by Jane McCorkell, Landscape Architect and Horticulture Lecturer at TU Dublin Blanchardstown, and developed in Partnership with Fingal County Council and DDLETB, the "Fingal Bee Positive" garden aims to emphasise the importance of pollinators within rapidly urbanising environments. The garden also demonstrates how to create and protect habitats for pollinators - including bees and many other insect species - within a usable, outdoor recreation space.

"Bee Positive" is a reflection of both TU Dublin and Fingal County Council's commitment as a Pollinator Partner in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and our recognition of the importance of Climate Action.

We congratulate all involved in this achievement.

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At TU Dublin Blanchardstown, Horticulture is offered on both a full time and a part time basis, from Higher Cerificate up to Honours degree level. These hands-on practical courses are specially designed to develop the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to work in the dynamic and developing horticulture sector.

There is a particularly strong emphasis on sustainable practices on these courses, covering modules in Ecology & Biodiversity, Organic & Sustainable Horticulture, Environmental Management, Apiculture, Soil Science. Integrated Crop Management, Trees & Woodlands, Vegetable Production, Fruit Production and Health, Recreation and Green Infrastructure.

For full details on our Horticulture Programmes please click here



A selection of photos from "Fingal Bee Positive" can be viewed in the slideshow below.




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