FAQs

From advice on the best way to get to Bord Bia Bloom to ticket queries, browse our frequently asked

Following the cancellation of Bloom 2020, how do I get a ticket refund?

All tickets purchased for Bloom 2020 will be refunded in full- if you purchased your ticket online, this refund will be processed automatically and you do not need to do anything.

  • If you purchased your ticket at a Ticketmaster retail outlet around the country, please return to that outlet for your refund.
  • If you made a group ticket booking by any means, please call the group booking line on 01- 6486029.

If you have any questions about your ticket refund, please contact Ticketmaster’s customer service line 0818  903001, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, or you can contact Bloom directly at info@bloominthepark.com.

How do I purchase tickets to Bord Bia Bloom?

Tickets to Bloom can be purchased via ticketmaster, or at the entrance to the festival or over the phone by calling 0818 719 300. Visit our ticketing page for more.

How much are tickets to Bord Bia Bloom?

Please click here to view our ticketing page with current ticket prices. Please note that all online bookings are subject to a Ticketmaster customer service charge.

Weekday Ticket v Bank Holiday Weekend Ticket. What’s the difference?

Weekday tickets are valid on either Thursday or Friday ONLY. Weekend tickets are valid on either Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday.

How to get to Bord Bia Bloom?

Click here how to learn how best travel to Bord Bia Bloom

Is there a shuttle bus service available?

A number of courtesy shuttle buses will be running on a loop from Park Gate Street to Bord Bia Bloom and back from 8.30am to 7.00 pm daily.

What provisions are in place for disabled access?

Click here to view our Accessibility page

Is the event suitable for Children?

Yes, children under 16 can visit Bloom for free and there are plenty of activities happening over the course of the weekend. Click here for more.

Are there baby changing and feeding facilities available?

Yes – they are located beside the Kids Zone near the Green Car Park entrance and to the left of the Stage in The Food Village.

Can I leave and re-enter the event during the day?

If you need to leave the event at some stage and intend on returning the same day, please ask the gate stewards to stamp your hand on departure. Without this stamp you may not regain access to the event free of charge.

What if I become unwell or have a minor accident at Bord Bia Bloom?

We have a First Aid Centre located beside the Organisers & Garda Offices at the centre of the Show and this is marked on all our floorplans.

Can I camp out at the event?

No, you are not permitted to stay in the Phoenix Park overnight. There are multiple hotels nearby for those wishing to organize accommodation.

Can I bring my dog?

No Dogs except for Guide/Assistant Dogs are permitted at Bord Bia Bloom. Bord Bia Bloom does not permit patrons to keep animals in vehicles in car parks due to the dangers of heat exhaustion.

What onsite services are available at Bord Bia Bloom?

Wi-Fi: There are Wi-Fi Hotspots located across the showgrounds.

Water Points: There will be free waterpoints for water bottle refills located at the entrances to the event, the showgardens, the Kids Zone, the picnic area and in the Food Village.

Plant Creche: Don’t worry about carrying plants around all day at Bord Bia Bloom, leave them at one of our complimentary Plant Creches (one located inside the Nursery & Floral Pavilion and the second one is beside Country Crest café) while you experience all that Bord Bia Bloom offers.

What pedestrian access can I use?

Pedestrians can take a direct route to Bord Bia Bloom from either the Main Gate (Parkgate Street) or the Castleknock Gate via the main road Chesterfield Avenue. Please note it takes approx. 20 minutes to walk from either gate to the Bord Bia Bloom Event. Pedestrians can also gain access through the Ashtown Gate BUT DRIVERS please note this gate will be closed during the event hours and used for Emergency Access Only.

Is there an ATM at Bord Bia Bloom?

Yes, there will be ATMs at Bord Bia Bloom, however please be aware there may be queues. They are located beside the Garda Office and Medical Centre.

Is there a Lost & Found at Bord Bia Bloom?

If you lose something during the event, please go to the Garda Office. A telephone number will be added closer to the time.

When is the winner of Super Garden announced?

If visiting Bord Bia Bloom you will find the Super Garden winning garden in the show garden area. It will also be broadcast on Thursday, 28th May.