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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Twins Logan and Kal Smith (1) from Navan enjoy the Fruit Juice Matters Garden at Bord Bia's Bloom 2018 where 20 show gardens, 13 postcard gardens and 200 retail stands that include more than 100 food and drink exhibitors and some 30 plant nurseries are on display. The 70-acre site of stages, marquees and pavilions are hosting in the region of 150 live talks, demonstrations and family-friendly activities continues untilMonday, June 4th. Photo Fennell Photography

Day 5 – Bloom Highlights

Today, Monday, 4 June 2018, is the penultimate of five days of activities from Bord Bia’s 12th Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. MILLIONTH VISITOR On Sunday, Bord Bia’s Bloom...
Bord Bia today hosted more than 200 national and international buyers for a trade breakfast in the Food Village at Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and drink festival created by Bord Bia. The breakfast event is just one of a number of business opportunities which Bord Bia’s Bloom offers to Irish companies exhibiting at the festival with the showcase also offering a platform for emerging businesses and new product innovations to launch. A 2017 visitor report quantified spend at the show at almost Eur9 million, with the potential for up to Eur34 million spent with exhibiting companies post-event. Pictured addressing the event is Tara McCarthy, Chief Executive, Bord Bia. Iain White - Fennell Photography.

Business blooming at Ireland’s premier floral and food festival as 200 buyers descend on...

Bord Bia today hosted more than 200 national and international buyers for a trade breakfast in the Food Village at Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening,...
Bloom 2018

‘The Greener Way for Fingal’ wins Gold at Bloom 2018

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Fingal County Council, and the Dublin Dun-Laoghaire Education and Training Board (ETB) have been awarded a gold medal for their...
Designer Andrew Christopher Dunne, The Sustainable Seafood Garden, Gold Medal Winner and Overall Show Garden Winner at Bord Bia's Bloom 2018. Following a rigorous two-day judging process with an independent panel of expert judges, the award was announced as Bord Bia opened the gates on the 12th annual Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Sustainable Seafood Garden tells the story of the journey from tide to table, of the fish and seafood that surround and inhabit this island. It boasts a large water feature with shimmering fish sculptures and an ÔupcycledÕ fishing boat which doubles as a kitchen. Throughout the weekend, the boat will host cookery demonstrations featuring sustainably sourced seafood. Bord Bia's Bloom takes place in the Phoenix Park from May 31st to June 4th. Photo Fennell Photography

What A Catch! Sustainable Seafood Garden Hooks Overall Prize at Bloom 2018

Garden designer Andrew Christopher Dunne from the coastal fishing village of Clogherhead in County Louth has been named as the overall Show Garden winner...
An upside down garden, the challenges of urban living, skin cancer awareness, gender inequality, sustainable fishing and biodiversity are among the issues which will be brought to life in some of the stunning show gardens at Bord Bia's Bloom which returns to the Phoenix Park Dublin from 31st May to 4th June 2018. 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. Pictured at the Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, for the launch of Bord Bia's Bloom were: Gary Graham, Bord Bia's Bloom Show Manager, Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia and children Skye Toal aged 5 from Finglas with Mateus Carvalho aged 6 from Athlone. Picture Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography 2018

Opening Day at Bloom 2018

Bloom will be officially opened by President Michael D. Higgins with his wife Sabina today at 11am. Visitors will also have the chance to see top chefs at the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen Stage in The...
Nicola Haynes

Why do I do BLOOM?

Nicola Haines returns to Bloom this year after receiving a Gold Medal and ‘Best in  Category’ for co-designing the UCD Evolution of Land Plants show garden in 2016. With a training in architecture and horticulture, she...
Resistance, a garden for Trócaire

Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – Resistance, a garden for Trócaire

This garden will represent the plight of Human Rights and Environmental Defenders in the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, Zimbabwe and Palestine. It will provide...
A Different Outlook

Bloom 2018 Large Garden – A Different Outlook

This roof garden brings a modern office environment as close to nature as possible. The garden is designed to wrap around an extremely minimalist...

Meet the Judges at Bloom 2018

Our judges: Garden Judges Andrew Wilson Mark Gregory Paul Maher Feargus McGarvey Karen Foley Leslie Moore – Guest Judge Cor Van Gelderen – Guest Judge Nursery & Floral...