29 May 2022

Longford gardening and community groups can apply for Bord Bia Bloom 2022

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Ireland’s favourite gardening and lifestyle festival, Bord Bia Bloom, is returning to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, from June 2 to June 6

Ireland’s favourite gardening and lifestyle festival, Bord Bia Bloom, is returning to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, from June 2 to June 6. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival returns to a physical event following two successful virtual #BloomAtHome events.

Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy said, “The festival is the perfect opportunity for the public to experience and sample the very best of Irish horticulture, food and drink directly from our world-class designers, suppliers and growers, as well as engage with important topics like sustainability, biodiversity, and mental health through beautiful floral design, expert talks and family-friendly exhibits.

The entire team is looking forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors back to the Park for the first time in two years!”

Entries are also now open to gardening and community groups from Longford to apply for the popular Postcard Gardens category at Bord Bia Bloom.

The Postcard Gardens are small but perfectly formed 3m x 2m plots that can be used to represent a club, locality, or special person from a community. Gardening clubs, community groups, schools and resource centres can all apply to enter a Postcard Garden and each year a wide range of themes, including mental health, climate change and children’s literature to name a few, are brought to life through the use of plants, creative design and woodwork.

Kerrie Gardiner, Bord Bia Bloom Show Garden Manager said, “The Postcard Gardens are a personal favourite of mine! They offer aspiring gardening groups who may have honed their skills during lockdown a chance to demonstrate their talents, while also inspiring the public to get involved and experience the many benefits of gardening.”

For more information on the Postcard Gardens and to download an application form, visit The closing date for applications is March 2.

Early bird tickets are now available to buy from until March 27. Providing a discount of 28% for a full price adult ticket, early bird prices range from €15 to €18 and two children under 16 can attend for free with each ticket!

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