From a few steps away, you’d swear it was real.
But every petal on every colourful bloom in this joyous wildflower garden is carefully crocheted by hand.
The Crochet Wildflower garden is now open to the visiting public in the top plaza at Nano Nagle Place on Evergreen Street, adding another great reason to visit the venue, recently awarded the hugely prestigious Council of Museum Prize.
The art installation was created under the guidance of artist Amy O’Riordan with the gifted crochet ladies who are a part of The Lantern Project Cork.
A number of different Irish wildflowers make up the display, including the dog rose, the marigold, and the buttercup. If you’re not the most green-fingered, a handy explanation sits beneath each one.
Anyone who is curious about how to make a crocheted flower can check out The Lantern Project’s handy video tutorials on YouTube.