For Bloom 2016 I designed and built GOAL’S Damascus Courtyard – War and Peace. The garden is a version of a real world garden which I am building in the Syrian Refugee Reception Centre in the former Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin in Co.Kildare. That project commenced in the Spring and relies on voluntary labour and material donations. We reached a point where we could not bring the project any further without access to plants and material and it was then that I developed the idea of seeking sponsorship to bring a version of the garden to Bloom which would then, upon completion of the show, allow us to use all the plants and material to relocate to Co. Kildare to finish the source garden. This will happen over successive weekends throughout the summer. Check out more photos of the garden in the Gallery.