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Seasons Greenings!

Wishing all of our campaign supporters in Ireland a lovely Christmas and New Year. See you in 2024.


About Green Cities Europe

Urbanisation and climate change call for new solutions to maintain and improve the quality of life in our cities.  

Public green space has a positive effect on biodiversity, climate, wellness and air quality. This impact ensures that cities are becoming better places to live and work.  

‘Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe´ is a platform that encourages the greening of public spaces by providing innovative ideas, information based on scientific research, and technical expertise. Its activities address certain themes: health, climate, the economy, biodiversity and social cohesion. 

🐌 Background to the campaign

Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe was launched by the ENA (European Nurserystock Association) and runs across 13 European countries, with nursery organisations in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.  

Green Cities Europe aims to combat the consequences of climate change when developing new building projects and improving living conditions in existing projects. 

☘️ The campaign in Ireland

In Ireland, Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe is supported by Bord Bia on behalf of Irish Hardy Nursery Stock Association (IHNSA).  

This campaign encourages local authorities, developers, planners and architects to work with local growers in Ireland to incorporate green spaces into their building projects.  

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Children deslighted with the green space in Dublin, Ireland.

Children at the announcement of the opening of the Green Cities Award submission period, Phoenix Park Visitors Centre, Dublin. Pic credit; Damien Eagers

🏡🏡🏡 The Green Cities Europe Award – Ireland

Have you worked on a project adding green landscaping to our built environment?

Each European country holds their own national award competition, and national winners will represent their country in the European wide Green Cities Europe awards.
Competing projects in the awards will champion the ideals behind the Green Cities campaign, highlighting the importance of green areas in minimising the consequences of climate change, while raising awareness for the wider benefits green space can offer for human wellbeing, biodiversity, social cohesion and the economy.

🌱 Please note that nominations are now closed for 2023 – keep an eye on our socials, and here on our webpage, for more updates for 2024.

Have a question about the campaign in Ireland? Contact us on today.


Seasons Greenings!

From all of us on the #GreenCitiesEurope Ireland team, wishing you a safe, warm and wonderful few days ahead celebrating family and friends. Seasons Greenings! 🎄🎄🎄

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Please note that the nominations process has now closed for 2023. The Green Cities Europe Award 2023 national competition is now open for submissions! We love hearing about great green landscaping projects in Ireland, and now we want to celebrate…

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Seasons Greenings!

From all of us on the #GreenCitiesEurope Ireland team, wishing you a safe, warm and wonderful few days ahead celebrating family and friends. Seasons Greenings! 🎄🎄🎄

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Meet an Irish Grower: O’Connor Nurseries

Meet O’Connor Nurseries Ltd. , part of the Green Cities Europe campaign in Ireland. O’Connor Nurseries is a family business based in Gorey co. Wexford. The nursery is at present about 7.5 acres all glass houses and produces pot plants, bedding plants…

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Meet an Irish Grower: Nightpark Nursery

Meet Thérèse and Michael Duffey! 👋 Thérèse and Michael are co-owners of Nightpark Nursery, a family run business with over 20 years of experience. Nightpark is a supporter of the #GreenCitiesEurope campaign in Ireland. The Nursery started on a greenfield site and…

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The positive effect of green living.

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