Bord Bia Bloom Festival is Back

One of the long-awaited festivals in Dublin is Bord Bia Bloom in the Phoenix Park and it returns over the June bank holiday weekend. Now in its 16th year, Bord Bia Bloom is Ireland’s leading horticulture and food festival.  

Bord Bia Bloom Festival is Back

Organised and run by Bord Bia, the festival aims to promote the high standards found within the Irish horticultural and food sectors. The festival provides the ultimate platform to showcase Ireland’s talented garden designers, food producers, crafts and design people. 

 Visitors to this year’s event can expect to experience breath-taking show gardens, sample some of Ireland’s finest food and drink, and enjoy music, and plenty of gardening talks across a series of live stages. 

Gardens and Horticulture 

As the centrepiece of Bord Bia Bloom, the show gardens provide an exceptional showcase for Ireland’s top garden designers. The show garden space at Bloom brings together some of Ireland’s most experienced, creative and hard-working garden designers and horticulturists.

They work tirelessly to create the stunning show gardens which form the heart of the show. These show gardens are remarkable, not only in their beauty and variety, but also in their ability to communicate important themes. In addition, they bring attention to issues such as sustainability, biodiversity, water conservation and mental health. 

Food Experiences 

The food experiences will include a range of indoor and outdoor dining along with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs. There will so be a food market to buy some farm fresh and Irish made food products. 

Bloom Festival Cookery Demonstration
Shane Smith, Quality Kitchen Stage. at the Bord Bia Bloom Festival photo Iain White – Fennell Photography

Family Activities 

Play, Learn and Grow in the Food Dudes Budding Bloomers Stage. With a vibrant mix of interactive, educational and most importantly FUN activities, you are sure to find something to entertain children of all ages.

A highlight for families who want to develop their knowledge of horticulture, food, science, literature, imagination and play, the Kids Zone hosts an exciting mix of fun and games for all the family to enjoy. Two children up to 16 are free with adult tickets. 

Shopping and Tickets Information

Bloom is always an opportunity buy plants and flowers that you have seen at the show, and to find rare and unusual plants.  

Bloom begins on Thursday 2 June – Monday 6 June from 9.00am – 6.00pm, adults tickets are €25, two children under 16 free with each adults, buy tickets here

Just to remind you what Bloom was like in 2019, here is a video on the highlights. 

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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