The winner of the series will have an opportunity to showcase their entry at the Bloom festival.

TV callout for garden designers

Super Garden is launching the annual callout for five garden designers who are ready to showcase their talents in the TV series.

The winner of the series will have an opportunity to showcase their entry at Ireland's premier garden festival, by Bord Bia Bloom in 2022.

Last year’s winner, Mark Hoey, said: “Winning Super Garden still means a lot to me now. It makes me incredibly proud whenever I think about it and especially as I feel the standard was so high last year. It really meant a lot to me and my family who were all so involved in winning it.”

Successful candidates will display a passion for garden design and demonstrate a flair for creating desirable outdoor spaces. Applications are welcomed from anyone aged over 18, who has not previously designed a garden for the popular gardeing festival Bloom.

The series is sponsored by Woodie’s and Dulux Exteriors. To find out more information please email Andy at, or to apply to become a designer on the series you can log onto www.rte/ie/lifestyle.

Tipperary Educational Training Board has been awarded €435,000 in Development Grant Funding. Deputy Michael Lowry has welcomed this funding, which forms part of Project Ireland 2040 and will be provided via SOLAS for the delivery of small-scale and necessary infrastructure and improvement works, and for the purchase of equipment.

He said: “Under this funding programme, ETBs will be in a position to make decisions around small-scale FET investment priorities locally, and to ensure that projects can be advanced quickly and efficiently. The grant also allows ETBs an opportunity to consider future accommodation needs and to procure professional expertise to conduct condition surveys of existing buildings, with a view to a strategic approach to estate planning and development.

“In addition, funding has been provided for the introduction of an emergency health and safety works programme and further detail will be announced in the coming days.”

Deputy Lowry says that this funding will support ETBs in progressing their plans for further education and training, while also addressing smaller scale improvement works in the near term.

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