Bloom at Home 2021
We’re bringing Bord Bia Bloom to you this June Bank Holiday Weekend!
For the second year in a row, we’re hosting #BloomAtHome virtually via a series of initiatives and events providing gardening advice and inspiration that you can implement at home. Read more about our key activities for Bloom 2021 below.
Easy Steps to Dream Gardens
Designed by award-winning Bloom show garden designers, Bord Bia is sharing seven garden designs* which can be re-created either in full, or in part, at home, according to the time, space and budget available. From an easy-to-maintain family friendly garden to an outdoor space perfect for entertaining, the garden plans feature a range of Irish grown plants that are available to purchase in garden centres and retailers nationwide. Each of the seven design packs in the series feature a detailed planting plan and planting list that can be downloaded here.
Live Talk Series & Q&As
Hosted by RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan, the live talk series will provide inspiration and advice on how to design and maintain your outdoor space, as well as explore the physical and mental benefits of gardening. The line-up will include a host of names who have embraced gardening over the last year including Irish rugby star, Peter O’Mahony and actress and wellness expert, Aoibhín Garrihy. View more here.
As it wouldn’t be Bloom without the best of Irish food, some of Ireland’s best loved chefs and foodies including Catherine Fulvio and Rory O’Connell will offer tasty BBQ recipes, tips and tricks as part of a series of #QualityKitchenCookAlongs.
Following the success of Bloom with RTÉ last year, Bord Bia is delighted to join forces with RTÉ for a new fun competition which will invite you to share your gardening creations on social media over the June Bank Holiday weekend. From a balcony in full bloom to a wildflower meadow in your back garden, we want to see the plants, flowers and beds you have grown this year! Simply post a picture or video of your garden space to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #BloomAtHome and tag @BordBiaBloom from Thursday June 3rd to Monday June 7th to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday June 8th. Click here for more information.
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