Bord Bia Bloom returns to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, today – Thursday 1 June – with a vibrant mix of blooms, thought-provoking show gardens, local food, and interactive entertainment for visitors of all ages.
The festival takes place across 70 acres of the Phoenix Park, with more than 100,000 visitors expected to attend the show over five action-packed days during the June bank holiday weekend.
‘Uplifting And Engaging Showcase’
Speaking about this year’s event, Jim O’Toole, CEO, Bord Bia, said, “Bord Bia Bloom was created to offer a world-class uplifting and engaging showcase for Irish horticulture, food and drink. Now in its 17th year, the show provides an invaluable platform to highlight important societal issues, such as climate change, sustainable production, and health and well-being.
“We are proud to see how Bloom has evolved into a unique festival experience, with nature and sustainable living at its heart, while also continuing to offer our horticulture, food and drink clients the opportunity to showcase their latest products and innovations.”
Later this morning, the festival will be officially opened by Bord Bia Bloom patron and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, who will be accompanied by his wife, Mrs Sabina Higgins. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Micheál Martin are due to visit the show tomorrow (Friday 2 June).
Bord Bia Bloom continues in the Phoenix Park until Monday 5 June.
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