Sculpture in the Park – Large Show garden

Ruth Liddle & Ken Folan

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About the Garden - Large Show garden

Back at Bord Bia Bloom for a ninth year, the Sculpture in the Park large feature garden takes you on an imaginative journey along crisscrossed paths that are rich in wonder and colour.

The garden combines living materials and static art with a colour palette of yellow and white to create a welcoming, contemporary landscape. Art on display includes many small- to large-scale sculptures created in metals such as bronze, copper, steel, and a unique medium of bog oak.

The art is nestled against a backdrop of yellow Rosa ‘Arthur Bell’, Delphinium ‘Magic Fountains Pure White’ and a selection of pines. The richness of planting, married with the variety of the sculptures’ mediums, finishes and sizes, creates a unique viewing experience around every turn.

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Ruth Liddle & Ken Folan

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A graduate of the National College of Art & Design, Ruth Liddle worked in glass studios in New Zealand before she returned home to work in Irish galleries and craft businesses.

Passionate about garden sculpture, she met Ken Folan in 2014, who is best known for his large scale outdoor Vanishing Art exhibitions. Together they launched The Kildare Gallery which is now located in a gallery space in Kildare Village.

This is Ruth and Ken’s ninth sculpture garden at Bord Bia Bloom. Their first show garden, designed by Ingrid Swan, won a gold medal in 2014.

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