The Sustainable Seafood Garden tells the story of the journey from tide to the table of the fish and seafood that surround and inhabit this island. This journey starts in the water and ends on a plate, but it is the multitude of sustainable and ecological practices and methods that are employed to produce this bounty that the garden hopes to highlight. The garden will educate, inform, inspire and entertain, all with the goal of encouraging an appreciation of the incredible resources, industries and produce that this island has to offer.
The garden features two piers, one traditional and one modern. The purpose of these structures is to highlight how the very old tradition of fishing has been developed, with the assistance of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, into the cutting edge thriving industry it is today. Moored to one of these piers will be a fishing boat with a difference…. it also doubles as a kitchen that will play host to some of Ireland’s top seafood chefs, who will tantalise visitors’ taste buds with freshly prepared sustainable seafood dishes.
Creating high-end, exclusive gardens all over Ireland for almost twenty years, Andrew Christopher Dunne has earned a reputation as one of Ireland’s foremost garden designers. Andrew lives with his wife and three children in the coastal fishing village of Clogherhead County Louth. This will be Andrew’s third visit to Bloom having won a Gold Medal, Best in Category in 2014 for the Samaritans and a Gold Medal for Savills in 2016.