Opening: Sat 8th September, 6-7pm
We are proud to exhibit and celebrate the beauty and diverse character of Ireland’s Community Gardens. These community green spaces have brought a breath of fresh air to many city streets, and estates, as well as delivering community amenities in rural villages and towns across Ireland. These garden projects have contributed a great deal to our collective quality of life over the last decade, sometimes in unexpected ways. Their contribution towards community interaction is strengthened by community gardening’s inclusivity. Indeed gardening is one of the few activities that people from all walks of life can and do engage in.
To celebrate all the hard won successes from scores of different community gardens, allotments, community orchards, and volunteer landscaping projects, this new Green Communities photo competition promotes the best images of community green space projects from across the whole country in one exhibition. The photography competition was opened to everyone, the only requirement being for photographs that feature volunteer community green spaces. All such projects and their neighbourhoods stand to benefit from this national promotion of successful horticultural improvement. By bringing together the best images of these gardens An Taisce Green Communities celebrates the success of your community spirit in making Ireland a greener place for people, plants, and biodiversity.
Nearly 40 different community gardens, allotments, orchards and community parks entered this first year of the new garden photography competition. With a prize fund of over €1,000 there are three categories in the competition; Garden Activity, Nature in the Garden, and Landscapes/Citiscapes.
Well done to all who took part and we look forward to seeing you at the gallery and showing your support.
Daily viewing Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Mon to Thurs 12pm to 3pm / Fri: Culture Night
(evening viewing will be available. Please check Inspire Galerie Facebook page for times during next week ).