Sofia and Diana crowned Solus Brightest at Bloom
Bloom by Bord Bia | Phoenix Park, Dublin | May 31st – June 4th
It could be a megawatt smile or a radiant glow, a brilliant hat or style down pat, dazzling designer or bargain chic, a child’s delight or love at first sight or maybe even just a sunny disposition!
Sisters Sofia Diadiajeva (10) and Diana Diadiajeva (6) from Edenderry in Co Offaly scooped the overall prize for Brighest at Bloom today in the blazing sunshine at Bloom by Bord Bia in Phoenix Park. Solus Brightest at Bloom is a nod to Ladies Day but is all-inclusive. It is open to ladies, gentlemen, children, people of all abilities and sunny dispositions of all ages. It is not about fashion but more about luminosity, brightness and light. The final was held at Bord Bia’s Bloom on Bank Holiday Monday June 4th at 2pm when the yellow carpet was rolled out at Enable Ireland’s Beyond Boundaries Garden in association with Solus light bulbs. Sophie McCormack Kennedy from Rathangan returned to hand over her crown and once again dazzled all with her megawatt smile.
Solus invited people to simply take a bright selfie and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #BrightestatBloom. Finalists were invited to attend Bloom on Sunday June 4th to the ‘yellow carpet’ where a winner was chosen at Enable Ireland’s ‘Beyond Boundaries’ Garden in association with Solus light bulbs. The Solus team were also busy hunting for megawatt smiles and all sorts of sunny dispositions amongst visitors to Bloom from May 31st to June 4th. The prize for the winner of Brightest at Bloom is a helicopter ride over the beautiful Cooley Peninsula followed by a VIP lunch. Finalists received tickets to Bloom and a hamper of goodies from Solus at the final.
Enable Ireland’s ‘Beyond Boundaries’ Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs was designed by Belfast-based designer, Linda McKeown and inspired by a mission to maximise independence, choice and inclusion for the 5,500 children and adults with disabilities using Enable Ireland services across Ireland. It features smooth, flowing pathways, a ‘living wall’ and raised beds allowing for easy access for gardeners whether they are standing or sitting, young or older. Glass wind chimes combined with lush, scented planting helps to create an inclusive sensory experience enjoyable to all.
Special guest performers from all over the country illuminated the garden each day with music, dance and performing arts. From harp to hip hop, violins to vocals and contemporary dance to poetry recitals, Solus shines a spotlight on young talent this year. Gifted performers from Midlands Drama School, Eden School of Music and many more accentuated the splendour and glory of this garden and delighted all who enter.
Bord Bia’s Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family festival, took place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday 31st May – Monday 4th June. Bord Bia’s annual showcase of the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry once again featured a range of impressive show gardens, food, music, fashion, lively debate and family entertainment.
Solus is an Irish owned company that has been established for over eighty years and now supports 63 jobs in Ireland. Solus is committed to providing a complete range of energy saving lighting products for all applications possible. See www.solus.ie
Helen O Dwyer | 086 2332725 | Helen@pr1.ie | www.pr1.ie
About Enable Ireland
Founded in 1948, Enable Ireland provides services to over 5,200 children and adults with disabilities from 40 locations in 14 counties. Services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child's physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence. They offer a range of services to adults with disabilities which include day care training, personal development, supported and independent living, and social and leisure activities.
Further information on: www.enableireland.ie
Enable Ireland Garden & Gift Store:
The Enable Ireland Garden Centre on Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4 was set up in 1990 to provide horticultural training for adults with a physical disability and very soon progressed into a fully functional garden centre open to the public. Since then we have added a gift store with fabulous gifts for every occasion including Danu pottery, jewellery, Irish craft gifts, Aine chocolates, Foxford rugs and much more. While providing employment and training for Enable Ireland services users, the store also stocks a wide variety of shrubs, trees, herbs, climbers, terracotta pot, containers, compost, tools, and everything you might need for your garden.