Bloom 2008 – Pour L’amour de Jeux

This was the bio given to my show garden entry before it was built…


Without a main sponsor….. Peter Donegan’s design, titled ‘Pour L’amour de Jeux’ is a garden whose title and theme was chosen on the basis of a Designers desire to build and design ‘dream’ gardens because of a love of the game.

With modern pressures and taken for granted hectic lifestyles this garden is a micro-haven paradise designed and built with pure passion to show that dreamers do exist and that those dreams however illogic can become reality. If life is what you enjoy, then this garden is what you will love, our entry for Bloom 2008

When asked so many times throughout Bloom 2007, why one would design a show garden as was ‘No Rubber – Soul’; it seemed incomprehensible to some, yet to others put simply it was for ‘a love of the game’ the only reason why Peter Donegan and his team built such a garden. It seemed therefore quite an appropriate name for this garden.

A garden that is fully recycled or recyclable the main feature… comprises a 33ft 1957, pink, three story pleasure cruise boat named ‘Mo Chailín Cáitlín’. The garden is surrounded by water, a slightly raised recycled timber and lawn combined marina, and natures finest planting. The finshing touch is a hand sculpted piece by Patrick Campbell.

And so the question still remains… would you sponsor a show garden?

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6 replies
  1. nezza
    nezza says:

    I’d love to sponsor a garden but I’m not sure I have any spare cash. LOL.

    I do love this garden of yours though. It’s nice to see it from a different angle. I’m curious about what the red shrubs are to the immediate left of the car? I love the colours.

    Slan go foil (have I spelt that right?!?!)


  2. peter donegan MI Hort
    peter donegan MI Hort says:

    A Chara Nezza,

    this is really only an illustration/ artists impression of so the ‘red bits’ may not be that. Unfortunately, possibly, the actual intricate detailing of the garden will probably remain somewhat behind closed doors until then, so as the garden may stay as a surprise until then.

    However as the garden build progresses and as people come aboard the garden team – I’ll be keeping everyone posted through the weblog.

    If it is anything like last years garden [no rubber soul – alias the car garden] we should be superb.

    Watch this space!
    slán go foill [!!]

  3. peter donegan MI Hort
    peter donegan MI Hort says:

    A Chara Denise,

    amazing and brilliant. Thank you [and green tech] so much for such a generous and very kind offer.

    For those of you who dont know Green Tech operate a agrochemcal/ horticultural/ gardeners/ botanists supplies business and hold a really good range of products too.

    Super and genius
    slán, beannacht agus go raibh míle maith agat


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