Ireland's answer to the Chelsea Flower show, Bloom, returns to Dublin's Phoenix Park this June Bank Holiday.
Like always, there's an Eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family during the 5 day event taking place from Thursday May 31st – Monday June 4th 2018
Each year gardeners' up their game in terms of show gardens and this year is no exception. An upside down garden, the challenges of urban living, skin cancer awareness, gender inequality, sustainable fishing and biodiversity are just some among the issues which will be brought to life in some of the stunning show gardens at Bord Bia’s Bloom.
The five day event which showcases the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry will feature 20 spectacular show gardens and endless garden and floral features.
Bloom offers a great out for all the family featuring arts, crafts, music, food and drink as well as talks, debates, workshops and live cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best loved chefs.
There's a Budding Bloomers children’s area will host a vibrant mixture of family friendly features to keep children of all ages entertained and active in an effort to play, learn and grow at Bloom. This includes Margaret’s Fun on the Farm Kids Zone; Paddy’s Plot where children can learn how to grow a sunflower; ‘Away with the Fairies’ which will demonstrate how to make your own fairy garden; and features from Children’s Books Ireland (CBI); Clap Handies; Amnesty International; Billie Bubbles; Scientific Sue; Physics Busting and Food Dudes.
There will also be some 200 retail exhibitors (for shopping), the YouBloom music stage, the Debenhams Fashion Stage and a children’s stage.
Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the gate. Ticket prices vary from €16 – €25 and children under 16 go free.
Returning sponsors for this year’s event include FBD Insurance, Irish Independent and the Office of Public Works.