Sculpture in the Park

Ruth Liddle and Ken Folan

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About the Garden - Large Feature Garden

This year’s Sculpture in the Park feature garden is a celebration of beauty and nature, combining living materials and static art to create a welcoming, contemporary landscape. Always a popular feature at Bord Bia Bloom, the large garden incorporates criss-crossed pathways set against a rich backdrop of purple and white hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla Deep Purple Dance and Hydrangea paniculata Whitelight). 

Art on display this year includes the winning sculpture from the Currys Garden Sculpture Competition, which will be made from waste electrical and electrical equipment (WEEE), and a striking two-and-a-half metre goshawk sculpture created by the competition’s guest judge, Anna Campbell. Bronze diving ladies by Dawn Conn and whimsical bronze hares by Donnacha Cahill, both of whom are exhibiting at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will also be showcased in the garden. 

About the Designers

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Ruth Liddle and 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 recently moved from its location in Carton House, Maynooth, to a new gallery space in Kildare Village. 

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

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