WE HOPE OUR EVENTS STAFF IS READY FOR THE AMAZING BLOOM FESTIVAL THIS YEAR.
THIS EVENT WILL RUN FROM THURSDAY 2nd JUNE UNTIL MONDAY 6th OF JUNE.
The Bloom Festival is Showcasing the best from Ireland’s horticulture and food industry, Bord Bia’s annual Bloom festival takes place for five days over the June bank holiday weekend, in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Bloom continues to blossom and grow each year as Ireland’s largest garden, food and family festival, attracting over 100,000 visitors.
The show is based on similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows, and has gone from strength to strength over the past ten years.
The show incorporates almost 30 show gardens created by Ireland’s top garden designers, over 100 delicious Irish food and drink producers, 50 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Other highlights include floral and nursery displays, a plant village, a wide range of craft and Irish artisan food stalls, fashion stage, cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s finest celebrity chefs and fun activities for all the family. Throughout the festival, there is a strong focus on highlighting Bord Bia’s Origin Green initiative and how Ireland is a world-leader in terms of sustainable food and drink production.
This year’s festival will include 30 show gardens, which are often referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Bord Bia festival. The gardens will vary in size from large, medium and small gardens, each developed with a unique theme and style to inspire those who wish to create their own garden at home. Returning show garden designers confirmed to date include Fiann O’Nuallain, who is the only designer to take part in every Bloom event, Andrew Dunne, Alan Rudden, Oliver Schurmann and Brian Burke to name but a few. The show includes an international flair with gardens coming from Chicago, Chile, The United States, and the Chinese region of Yanghzou, among others. The designers continue the tradition of repeatedly raising the bar on previous years, to develop beautiful, imaginative and thought provoking designs. Organisations such as GOAL, Marie Keating Foundation, Social Farming, UCD, Fingal County Council and St. John of God Hospital have teamed up with garden designers to create spaces with powerful messages around social and cultural issues.