Bloom to return after 2 years

After two year of a virtual festival, the Bloom gardening festival will return the Phoenix Park this June.

Bord Bia Bloom will run from June 2 to June 6.

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.”

The applications for postcard gardens are now open to amateur gardeners and community groups across Ireland, early bird tickets are also on sale now.

Postcard Gardens can be used to represent a locality, club or special person from a community, these are 3m x 2m plots.

“2nd of March is the closing date for applications.

The expected daily number of visitors to the festival will be capped and more event features will take place outdoors in an effort to ensure a “safe environment” for attendees.

During Bloom more event features than before will take place outdoors and the number of visitors will be capped in an attempt to ensure a “safe environment” for those attending the festival.