Local gardener wins at Bloom

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Leitrim at Bloom

Leonie Cornelius receives a Silver Gild Medal and Small Best In Category Winner for her garden 'Everyone has a dream' by Leonie Cornelius at Woodies from Gary Graham, Bord Bia's Bloom Festival Manager

Leitrim based garden designer and interior architect, Leonie Cornelius  won a Silver Gild Medal and Small Best In Category Winner for her garden 'Everyone has a dream' by Leonie Cornelius at Woodies at the recent Bloom festival.

Also taking part was the Organic Centre in Rossinver.

Run by Bord Bia and now in its 11th year, Bloom showcases the best of Ireland’s horticultural and food industry. 

‘Everyone has a Dream’ by Leonie Cornelius at Woodie’s is a small show garden for the popular Woodie’s brand. This dreamy space, which combines old and new, shows how, through careful design consideration and creative thinking, we can build the garden of our dreams on a small scale. It shows how simple products such as stone, copper and painted surfaces can combine to create a truly unique and personalised space, which is all about customisation and creative thinking. The garden invites us all to ‘Dream big in small spaces’.

Leonie Cornelius is a garden designer and interior architect. Her company, Blume Design, specialises in extraordinary customised garden and interior designs for companies and brands, as well as private clients. One of Ireland’s leading garden designers, Leonie has worked on the RTÉ Today Show as the regular garden design expert and is a Judge on the popular RTÉ Super Garden show. In 2016 she started working as the Woodie’s Design Ambassador and collaborates on unique design projects and ideas with the well-known brand. Leonie’s first book, Dream Gardens, is in shops now.

The Floral & Nursery Pavilion was also brimming with flowers and plants from more than 30 of the very best plant nurseries in Ireland including plants from the Organic Centre in Rossinver.

The Organic Centre promotes organic growing, sustainable living and eco-tourism. It is a not for profit organisation set up in 1995, with the aim of providing public education, training and information.