Council joins Bord Bia Bloom Festival with special parklet

by Gazette Reporter
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Dublin City Council is taking part in Bord Bia Bloom this year, with a special parklet designed to showcase how to create, manage and grow green spaces in our towns and cities.

The festival takes place over five days from today to Monday June 5 in the Phoenix Park. 

The Dublin City Council, Bord Bia Green Cities and Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland collaborative garden is inspired by the Council’s greening initiatives, established by its Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services team, and is designed for everyone living in urban communities. 

It is a space for biodiversity with a safe, accessible and inclusive design and layout that serves to connect the community with horticulture. 

Observers will be encouraged to imagine a future city where you wake up to a chorus of bird song rather than traffic and as you walk down the street, the breeze rustles through the branches of the city forest. The roadside where the neighbours once parked cars, is now a green sanctuary, a place to rest, where children can play safely on their walk to and from school. As we move towards a Net Zero future, wondrous opportunities emerge to rethink our city spaces. 

Trees and pollinator friendly planting are hugely beneficial in urban areas as it helps to cool cities, filter air and water pollution and provide a sustainable means of drainage. 

The salvaged granite kerbs and concrete paving are all re-used materials from our Parks depots. We try to reuse materials where possible in order to reduce our construction waste going into landfill.

Dublin City Council is proud to work with Bord Bia Green Cities and the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland to create this garden. 

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