June 1 @ 9:00 am - June 5 @ 6:00 pm
is Ireland’s largest gardening, horticulture, food and family festival. Held every June Bank Holiday weekend in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Bloom is a major family event, attracting scores of outdoor lovers and gardening enthusiasts who can browse numerous stalls and food tents as well as beautiful landscapes full size garden areas.
The vent is organised by Board Bia – Ireland’s state agency responsible for promoting sales of Irish food and horticulture both abroad and at home. The festival also acts as a link between Irish producers and their customers worldwide.
Bloom 2017 will see the event celebrating its 11th year anniversary and visitors can look forward to another great festival! Exhibits at the festival will include gardens, sculptures, botanical art, craft displays as well as open farmyards available to the public.
Attendance figures continue to grow (see what we did there) year on year and this is no surprise given the preparation and offering available to families and anyone with an interest in this industry. Over 200 retailers exhibit throughout across 70 acres site in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and there’s over 120 Irish food and drink producers. The Board Bia Food Village is hugely popular with stalls and food shopping over 20 food demonstrations throughout the 5 day event.
There’s lots for kids too, with the ‘Budding Bloomers’ section, Food Dudes, Children’s Entertainers and Fun on the Farm.
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