The setting-up for the Bloom festival in the Phoenix park, Dublin, this afternoon.
The festival, taking place over 70 acres of the park, begins tomorrow until Monday. And features some ‘fair play though in fairness’, soil-handled talent including from toP:
1) Dorothy played by Olivia Ball in The Wizard of Oz Santuary Garden by Mark O Loughlin
2) Tim Austen from Wicklow Town in his garden entitled Giardino Della Mostra
3) Gardening teacher Monica Alvarez (left) and Megan O Reilly modeling a dress by Craig Donn stands in a garden designed by students from the College of Further Education, Dundrum, Co Dublin
4) Assorted Cosplay characters roam the site.
5) Leonie Cornelius at the pond in her garden she calls, ‘A Love Letter To The West’.
6) Dave Ryan (left) and Alan Rudden from Gardens Now, CastleKnock, Co Dublin with their offering, A Cranberry Gathering.
7) Sarah Cummins as the Wicked Witch and Olivia ‘Dorothy’ Ball (as above).
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)