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Santa Rita Show Garden at Bord Bia’s Bloom-in-the-Park

santa_rita_bloom_2After their inaugural show garden in 2015, Santa Rita will once again be exhibiting a show garden at Bord Bia’s 2016 Bloom-in-the-Park, to be held in Phoenix Park, Dublin 2nd – 6th June.  Entitled ‘The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120’, the ‘Large Category’ show garden is inspired by the wine brands South American origins and will bring a flavour of Chile to Bloom this year.


Dublin based Alan Rudden was selected from a list of highly talented designers who all pitched to work on the Santa Rita garden. Alan has created a number of award winning gardens for Bloom, but it was his understanding and creation of a garden that conveyed both the Chilean and Santa Rita brand origins, history, quality and values that caught the judges’ eye.


santa_ritas_casa_real_hotelFurther inspiration for the garden came from a trip out to Chile for Rudden in December 2015. There he visited the beautiful Santa Rita Casa Real homestead and gardens both of which are listed as National Monuments in Chile, and experienced first-hand the synergy between the traditional Casa Real parkland and the vineyards surrounding it. Rudden also visited a number of prestigious public parks on his trip and met with celebrated Chilean garden designers Margarita Alamos and María Olga Rivera, all of which helped further his understanding of the indigenous flora, soils and landscape of the country.



Terry Pennington, Commercial Director, Europe comments

Our horticultural link goes back to the Santa Rita estate in Alto Jahuel, Chile where our beautiful Casa Real manor house and 40 hectare park is found. The house, after which our legendary  award winning wine Casa Real is labelled,  is surrounded by wonderful ornate gardens and parklands which are regularly opened up to the public, schools and local communities.  Santa Rita is steeped in tradition both in terms of their garden and viticultural history, their contemporary and progressive approach to winemaking is reflected in both the outstanding wines they produce and the modern approach to the ‘Santa Rita’ garden.  We very much looking forward to meeting you on our Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 Show garden at Bord Bia’s Bloom’. 






Last Updated ( Monday, 23 May 2016 )