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Garden Design Time-Lapse; Bloom Festival 2018

Bloom festival  returned this year for its 11th year and it was another spectacular event. Last year we created a Time-Lapse of Teagasc and Pieta House’s show garden, ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’ and this year we were delighted to be filming at Bloom again for Sanctuary Synthetics.

Sanctuary Synthetics created two wonderful showpiece gardens, The Sanctuary Nurture Garden and The Sanctuary Upside Down Garden.

The Sanctuary Nurture Garden

Designed by Dominic O’ Donghue, the Nurture Garden is a garden created around a heart-shaped mound with a sunken outdoor classroom at its centre. As well as being a functional outdoor classroom, it is also designed as a social space and playground to represent the transition from inside to outside in a school setting. The garden’s centre is surrounded by multisensory planting allowing children to connect with nature on a safe soft artificial surface. When Bloom finishes, Phoenix Park Special School are set to inherit this one-of-a-kind teaching garden. Dominic O’Donohue from Sanctuary Synthetics said: “When designing the garden, I took inspiration from a classroom wall inside the school which features a large mural of a tree with the school’s six guiding values; PLAY, LISTEN, TRY, LEARN, TAKE PART and SAFE.” (DublinLive)

Lensmen had 3 Time-Lapse cameras recording footage during the building of the garden. We also had a videographer on site to capture some unique events unclosed. See more of our Time-Lapse work here.

The Sanctuary Upside Down Garden

This garden is designed to quite literally turns the world upside down. Designed to challenge, intrigue and amuse visitors, the garden features a simple urban terrace front garden and house façade, with a major twist: the ground is the sky and the footpath and lawn are overhead.

The grass lawn, lollipop potted trees, conifers and border hedging are all artificial and have been carefully placed to show-off the versatility of the materials used.

Visitors were invited to go through the front door to take fun “look at me I’m upside down” pictures and selfies.

The garden received a great response from the public and even featured in The Irish Times Images of the week.

Stills from our Time-Lapse Cameras

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