FAQs

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

What time does Bord Bia Bloom start?

Bord Bia Bloom starts at 9am and finishes at 6pm on each day from June 2nd-6th.

How much are tickets to Bord Bia Bloom?

Please click here to view our ticketing page with current ticket prices. Adult tickets are priced at €25 and concession tickets are priced at €22.

Are tickets available at the gate?

We cannot guarantee tickets will be available to purchase at the gate and recommend booking in advance.

Can I use my ticket on any day?

Tickets are valid for one day only – please ensure you select the correct date when purchasing.

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.

Is there a map of the Bord Bia Bloom grounds?

Yes, you can view and download the event map here.

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, 2nd June.

Can I exchange or refund my tickets if I can no longer attend?

In line with Ticketmaster policy, we cannot offer an exchange or refund on tickets within 7 days of the start of the event.