After only 5 short weeks and on a budget of 5000 euro, the SUPER GARDEN designers have finished their show gardens. The judges (Gary Graham - director of Bloom and Paddy Gleeson - Horticultural Consultant with Woodies and garden centres) have visited each garden and must now make the difficult decision, who to crown the winner of SUPER GARDEN 2013. Each garden will be marked on Originality, Impact, Planting and Quality of Finish. With some of Ireland's most talented garden designers, each Bloom gold medalists, mentoring our contestants this year, the standard and variety of gardens is extremely high, but there can be only one winner!
The winner will be announced when all the designers, judges and mentors meet in Powerscourt House & Gardens. Along with the judge's vote, the mentors have 1 combined vote, but cannot vote for the garden they mentored. The prize will be awarded to the contestant voted SUPER GARDEN designer 2013, and with it the life-changing opportunity to re-create their design at the prestigious Bloom 2013 and take a big step forward into the world of professional garden design.
So after the most challenging weather conditions in Super Garden history, who will be the champion? Will it be Oisin with his Fire Themed garden, Nathan with his Beach garden, Lisa with her Romantic Senses garden, Amelia with her Mediterranean garden, or Declan with his Contemporary Chinese garden?
Congratulation to Lisa McKnight, winner of Super Garden 2013.
Lisa has won Silver at Bloom for her recreated Super Garden called 'Scents and Sensibility'.
All Super Garden Mentors who entered gardens into Bloom 2013 have won Gold. Very well done to Tim Austen, Jane McCorkell and Gerard Mullen
Last but not least Leonie Cornelius, Super Garden 2012 winner, has won Silver in Bloom 2013 for her showgarden.