The garden festival Bloom is back this week so I thought I would reminisce with this little video I shot at last year’s event.
Located in Phoenix Park, Bloom makes for such a lovely day out. Whether you want to admire the outstanding garden designs, eat some delicious wholesome food or pick up gardening tips, I feel there is something for everyone. And don’t think you need to be a garden buff to enjoy the event, my gardening facilities extend to a windowsill and my non-existent green thumb murdered many a succulent; the gardening experts will gladly have a chat no matter what your level is. And well, if flowers and vegetables leave you indifferent, there’s always the food village. Loads of sampling action there! I may or may not be still dreaming about a pineapple chutney I tasted last year…
Also, super good news this year if you can’t make it to Phoenix Park, for the first time a pop-up version of the festival will come to the streets of Dublin! Bloom Fringe, as its name tells, will take place “on the edge” of Bloom with events all over Dublin such as tours to discover the city’s secret gardens, food trails, talks, pop-up green spaces, yoga classes, etc… with the main Bloom Fringe garden on George Street. I personally look forward to the floral workshop in Powerscourt Centre the most but I’m also quite intrigued by the upcycling workshop, the herbal remedy class, the introduction to essential oils… and the seedbomb-making workshop sounds absolutely brilliant!
Take a look at the programme and see for yourself if something tickles your fancy.
From May 29th to June 2nd
Admission Fee: Adult 20€ / Senior & Students 13€ / Children < 16yo Free
Tickets booked in advance are discounted – book online here (until 01/06)
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm
Luas/Train: Heuston Stop; then hop on the free shuttle bus on Parkgate Street