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  • January 18, 2012

This is my first attempt at writing a blog!  I am currently preparing for The Chelsea Flower Show which will kick off 21st May so I am literally counting down the weeks and wondering where the time is going! It’s all very exciting but because I’m so busy creating my art glass garden features at the moment, I am going to be very cheeky and borrow a piece written about both myself and Damien (who is my partner but also the gardening genius who will be designing and building my Chelsea glass garden).  The very lovely lady Emily Westbrooks published the piece on her site fromchinavillage.com so check it out!


Since I spotted blooming daffodils on my way to work this morning, I thought it might be okay to share a little garden treat with you for my first in the Truly Irish series. Enjoy!

At this very moment, I think Bianca Divito is probably up to her elbows in soldering wire and hunks of coloured glass, getting ready for the Chelsea Flower Show. But this summer, she and her ultra-talented garden-designer fiance, Damien Keane, gave me a little tour around their corner of the world.

I took a trip out to Mount Usher Gardens, where I got to visit Bianca and Damien. Bianca let me ask her a million questions about her business making beautiful glass art. Turns out, she also restores historic stained glass windows, and fixes those pretty Tiffany-style lamps. But what she really loves is creating beautiful glass art, from garden hangings that twinkle, peeking the leaves, to window hangings, lamps and lots of intricately sparkly bits.

Bianca and Damien are both displaying their work at the Chelsea Flower Show in a few months, which means thousands of people will get a chance to see a couple incredibly talented Irish artists!

And even better? They both teach classes on their respective crafts! If you’re looking to learn a little more about garden design, and then to sparkle it up with a handmade hanging, this dynamic duo is your best bet.

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