The Beloved Bloom Festival Is Returning To Phoenix Park This Summer - Here's The Craic

Tasty food and heaps of pretty flowers!

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The beloved five day event which showcases the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry is coming back to Phoenix Park this summer and we are buzzzzzzin' like some very happy bees.

Bloom offers a great out for all the family featuring arts, crafts, music, food and drink as well as talks, debates, workshops and live cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best loved chefs.

An upside down garden, the challenges of urban living, skin cancer awareness, gender inequality, sustainable fishing and biodiversity are among the themes which will be brought to life in some of the stunning show gardens at Bord Bia’s Bloom which returns to the Phoenix Park Dublin from 31 May – 4 June. 

Bloom is known for its stunning show gardens and foodie village - plus it's always sunny 

For 2018 the show gardens include ‘Moments in Time: Dementia Understand Together’ a multi-sensory garden for dementia sufferers; ‘A SunSmart Garden’ to raise awareness of skin cancer by the Marie Keating Foundation designed by the UK based ‘Hairy Gardeners’; Trocaire’s ‘Peaceful Resistance’ garden will represent the plight of Human Rights and Environmental Defenders.

In a nod to popular culture, Universal Studios will host a Greek-style garden inspired by ABBA songs to celebrate the cinema launch of Mamma Mia, Here we go again! and Woodies will celebrate 30 years in Ireland with a garden which chronicles pivotal points in Ireland’s social and cultural evolution in the ‘Moving Statues to Marriage Equality’ garden. 

BIM’s ‘Sustainable Seafood Garden’ will tell the story of the journey from tide to table of the fish and seafood that surround and inhabit our island.

The Bord Bia Food Village will be a bustling culinary hub showcasing the very best of Irish food and drink with more than 100 Irish food producers; the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen Stage which will host cookery demonstrations from some of Ireland’s best loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Paul Flynn, Oliver Dunne, Rory O’Connell, JP McMahon and Roz Purcell, Gary O’Hanlon and Adrian Martin; and the Bloom Inn featuring some of Ireland’s best craft brewers and distillers;

 Bord Bia’s ‘7 A day’ under the Rainbow at Bloom feature will highlight the role that fruit and vegetables play in a healthy balanced diet and offer visitors advice on how using the colours of the rainbow can make that target achievable; and the GIY Zone featuring the Food Matters Stage will host daily workshops, discussion and debate

There will also be a range of tasty fare available for visitors throughout the site including at the BBQ Bliss area; the Country Crest Food Fayrerestaurant and Bistro Bloom which sit-down table service, a seafood bar and a café.

YUM. 

Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the gate. Ticket prices vary from €16 - €25 and children under 16 go free.

We're looking forward to this family day out already!

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Written By

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Deputy Editor at Lovin Media Group, Sarah is obsessed with food and travel.She's also never come into the office without winged eyeliner. Seriously, not even once.Email: sarahc@lovin.com. Social: @sazzyclay

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