Looking forward to a Bloom-ing marvellous June Bank Holiday Weekend

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There is a buzz in the air as Ireland’s favourite gardening and lifestyle festival, Bord Bia Bloom is set to return to its home in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from June 2nd – 6th 2022.

The celebrated festival, now in its sixteenth year, will be held in-person following two successful virtual #BloomAtHome events, and is sure to attract new and familiar faces over its five days.

Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia CEO said, “Bord Bia is delighted to return to the Phoenix Park for our annual celebration of Irish gardening, horticulture, food and drink. It’s great to once again bring together the many talented people who are a part of Bord Bia Bloom, from garden designers and growers, to food producers, chefs, musicians and artists. Whether you’re a regular attendee, a new gardening enthusiast, or simply looking to enjoy a great day out, there’s plenty to experience and inspire over the five days. From myself and all at Bord Bia Bloom, we hope you’ll join us this June Bank Holiday weekend.”

Book your tickets!

Bord Bia is advising people planning to attend to book tickets in advance to avoid potential disappointment on the day, as ticket numbers are being capped for this year’s festival. This new measure is one of several in place this year to ensure a relaxed, safe environment for entrants following on from Covid-19 restrictions. As with previous years, children under 16 go free. Visit bordbiabloom.com to book tickets today.

What to expect

  • Gardening: The showgardens at the heart of the festival will return with some seasoned Bloom showgarden designers exhibiting alongside some new gardening talent. This year’s garden creations will include exhibits from Universal Pictures, Peter McVerry Trust and the Green Cities Europe initiative, among others. Bord Bia’s Dream Gardens will also be at Bloom, featuring spectacular designs aimed at beginner gardeners to inspire their own outdoor spaces.
  • Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

    Food: The Quality Kitchen stage will once more provide a feast for the senses featuring some of Ireland’s leading chefs! The jam-packed schedule includes seasonal summer recipe demonstrations from Ballymaloe Cookery School’s Rory O’Connell, award-winning chef Gary O’Hanlon, and desserts from pastry chef Shane Smith. For kids aged 8-14 there will be a competition to learn to cook with chef Neven Maguire throughout the weekend. The Food Village will also welcome some of Ireland’s leading producers, with craft drinks available at the Bloom Inn.

  • Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography 2019

    Family Fun: There is plenty of fun for all of the family at Bloom. Showgardens will capture the imagination of minds young and old; live music can be enjoyed at the YouBloom stage; attendees can dine al fresco or enjoy a picnic with produce from leading Irish brands; or attend one of the many workshops, live demonstrations and interactive installations taking place over the five days. The Irish Craft Village presented by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland will once again return to Bloom with more activities to be announced.

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