Gardens and Horticulture
Bloom has numerous highly creative gardens and plant displays which are used to inspire and excite the public about gardening and garden design.Find out more
To provide Bloom visitors with the best possible food and drink experience, the Bord Bia Food Village includes many exciting features and dining options.
The Bloom Bistro
The Bloom Bistro includes three distinct catering options – the self-service Café, and a more formal Restaurant which offers delicious food and drink in a relaxed patio setting. To avoid disappoint you can reserve a table in The Garden Restaurant by emailing email@example.com (bookings now closed, stay tuned for 2023 bookings).
The Bord Bia Bloom Quality Kitchen is a major attraction in the Food Village hosting 24 cookery demonstrations during the 5-day event. Ear to the Ground presenter Helen Carroll was on hand to interview the chefs, farmers and food producers. Bloom 2022 saw demonstrations from well-known chefs Neven Maguire, Rory O’Connell, Catherine Fulvio, Fiona Uyema, Edward Hayden, Gary O’Hanlon, Shane Smith, Mark Moriarty, Brian McDermott and JP McMahon.
The Food Village hosts 100 producers allowing visitors to admire, sample and take home premium Irish-produced food and drinks from an abundance of stalls and meet the people who make them. The Food Market features 50 smaller scale Irish producers of farmhouse cheeses, preserves, baked goods, confectionary, juices and much more; the Love Irish Food pavilion features up to 14 stalls belonging to their members; the Fresh Produce Market, dedicated to Bord Bia Quality Assured meat, poultry and fish as well as fruit and vegetables, is tended by 10 producers selling and providing information to the public; the Bloom Inn features 25 companies from Ireland’s drink sector.
Fun for All the Family
In 2022, we were delighted to welcome back some old favourites, as well as some new and exciting faces to Bloom. With a vibrant mix of interactive, educational and fun activities, there was something to entertain children of all ages.Read More
Everything from live talks to music performances and demos happen across the festival all weekend. From cooking demos and gardening tips to science experiments and story time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Shopping at Bloom
Browse the wonderful selection of floral delights and plants on sale in the Floral marquee or meet the talented designers and makers behind some of the country’s most creative craft brands in the Craft Village. From garden and homewares to jewellery and accessories, there is something to appeal to everyone at Bloom!Exhibitor List