The "Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour Garden" at Bloom 2017 explored how people perceive and engage with colour.

Winner of Silver Gilt Award at Bloom 2017.

"Cuprinol Kaleidoscope of Colour" garden featured in the medium sized garden category at Bloom. The conceptual garden featured a contemporary take on the traditional and centuries old rose garden. Post show, the garden was donated to the Enable Ireland children's service in Jigginstown, Co Kildare, which supports over 1,000 children with disabilities.

The garden, co-designed by Dan Henson of Cuprinol's creative agency Boys & Girls and the award winning Architect and Garden Designer James Purdy from Belfast investigates how we perceive and engage with colour.

The giant kaleidoscope itself sits at the heart of the garden; it is made of mirror and suspended on an elegant metal work. Those who peek through the kaleidoscope can enjoy a visual feast of roses paired with vibrant Cuprinol shades, which together create a playful and surreal visual experience. The dual combination of colour and intoxicating rose petal perfumes create a sensory experience like no other.

The main body of planting blends a carefully selected variety of Roses, Wisteria, Salvia Nemorosa and Astrantia with popular Cuprinol Garden Shade colours including Fresh Rosemary on the fence, Lavender on the kaleidoscope and pergola and Spring Shoots on the benches. Working closely with a local nursery to create a vibrant, colourful and highly scented planting palette, the colours of the garden captured the attention and imagination of the visitors. The rose, a plant derived from classical origins and well known to the public, formed the main body of planting in the garden as a flower that can be successfully incorporated into the very heart of a conceptual modern designed garden.