Gardens and Horticulture
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 who work tirelessly to create the stunning show gardens which form the heart of the show. These 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, water conservation and mental health.Show Gardens
Every year at Bloom we feature a number of small but perfectly formed postcard gardens, demonstrating that size doesn’t matter when it comes to wonderful outdoor spaces! Created by amateur gardeners from community groups, schools and training groups from around Ireland, these showpieces represent their club, locality or a special person from their area.Postcard Gardens
Gardening and Sustainable Living Stage
One of the most popular features of Bloom is the Gardening and Sustainable Living stage, which will feature a diverse programme of speakers including gardening expert and television presenter Gerry Daly, and Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland. In addition to many of the regular contributors, this year the programme will also address topics related to biodiversity and sustainable living. We are delighted to welcome Fiann O’Nuallain, the Holistic Gardener, who will host the stage programme over the five days of the festival, while also taking time to share his knowledge on the therapeutic benefits of gardening and nature, and the healing herbs and functional foods we can grow, harvest and use.
Showcasing the work of over 40 artists, the Bord Bia Bloom Sculpture feature provides visitors with an opportunity to interact with the best of Irish outdoor art in a garden setting. The right piece of sculpture will breathe new life into the garden, create dialogue within the space and add value to your garden or outdoor space.
Victorian Walled Kitchen Gardens
Bord Bia Bloom visitors can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. The Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden was originally part of the Under Secretary’s Demesne and later the Papal Nuncios residence and was used to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to these residences.