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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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – MAMMA MIA! Here we go again

This garden creates a scene in which visitors can get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again in advance of...
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The FBD Insurance’s “Deep Play” Garden is a relaxing and tranquil space for spending time with family and friends. The garden draws its inspiration...
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Bloom 2018 Medium Garden – Moving Statues to Marriage Equality

The inspiration behind this garden installation comes from the passing of 30 years since sponsor Woodie’s opened its first store in Ireland. It depicts...