UCD are sponsoring a garden at Bloom this year and past pupil, John McCord is one of the pupils chosen to develop it. He said: “The concept of our garden is the History of the Irish Diet in Plants and was chosen by Professor Alexander Evans. We are going to highlight key moments in our history’s diet starting with the early settlers 8000 years ago up to the modern day. To illustrate the change in the diet, we have split the garden into 5 distinct sections. Along with fruits, vegetables and cereals, the garden includes pastureland to represent grass-fed animals (cattle, sheep and pigs) and ponds to represent early dependence on lakes for fish and plants”. The Garden is sponsored by UCD. Good luck to John and his fellow landscape architecture students.