Showcase Your Talent at Bord Bia Bloom

Design a Show Garden

As the centrepiece of Bord Bia Bloom, the show gardens provide an exceptional showcase for Ireland’s top garden designers. The show garden space at Bloom brings together some of Ireland’s most experienced, creative and hard-working garden designers and horticulturists.  The show gardens are remarkable, not only in their beauty and variety, but also in their ability to communicate important themes and bring attention to issues such as sustainability, biodiversity, conservation, health and wellness.

All applications for general show garden design must be made online. Please refer to the application form guide below and make sure to read the rules and regulations document before submitting your application. Best of luck!

Cultivating Talent  Initiative

Now, in a bid to support the next generation of garden designers and horticulture professionals, Bord Bia Bloom has launched Cultivating Talent, an exciting new initiative that will bring one newcomer to Bloom in 2023. The programme will provide financial support and one-to-one mentoring to an emerging designer, helping them to design and deliver their first show garden at the festival.

If you are a designer, gardener or plantsperson currently working in the industry or embarking on
a career in horticulture and if you have the drive, ambition and commitment to bring a garden to
Bord Bia Bloom, then we want to hear from you. Please refer to the guide below and fill out the online application form to apply before December 5th 2023.