The gardening and outdoor extravaganza that is 'Bloom' is back this year. It takes place from from May 30th to June 3rd.
It covers a host of different gardens and today on the Hard Shoulder, Ivan heard about one in particular. It is a dementia-friendly garden called “Memories are Made of This”, named after the Dean Martin hit, and it is an initiative of the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign.
This evening Ivan was joined by a great friend of the show, and an ambassador for the campaign, Nora Owen.
Nora is a former Fine Gael justice minister and TD, and she spoke to Ivan about why the campaign is close to her heart, after her husband Brian was diagnosed with dementia.