Bord Bia today announced its plans to host a virtual Bord Bia Bloom 2021 event, over the June bank holiday weekend.
For the second year in a row, the public can take part in #BloomAtHome via a series of virtual initiatives and events providing gardening advice and inspiration, the group said.
Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia said, “Bord Bia Bloom is our annual showcase for horticulture and gardening in Ireland, and while we cannot be physically together in the Phoenix Park, we are delighted to bring the joy of Bloom direct to people’s homes."
"The garden has experienced a renewed sense of importance over the last year as a result of the restrictions we have all had to adhere to. Connecting with the outdoors and nature has also been increasingly recognised for the role it plays in mental health and well-being," she said.
"We are delighted to be able to offer Irish gardeners, from beginners to those with more established green spaces, with inspiration and guidance on how to create a garden they can enjoy across all seasons as we celebrate the 15th annual Bord Bia Bloom.”
Easy Steps to Dream Gardens
New for 2021, Bord Bia is sharing seven garden designs that can be re-created either in full or in part, at home, according to the time, space and budget available, it said.
According to Bord Bia, the seven gardens featured will be designed by award-winning Bloom show garden designers,
From an easy-to-maintain family friendly garden to an outdoor space perfect for entertaining, the garden plans feature a range of Irish grown plants that are available to purchase in garden centres and retailers nationwide.
"The plans have been designed to suit a range of different needs and provide inspiration for transforming your garden. A top tip is that the border details from each design are accessible for any gardener to implement, based on their garden aspect," said Carol Marks, Horticulture sector manager, Bord Bia.
"Each garden design comes with a range of inspirational images, an animated walk-through and a full plant list to make buying the plants as simple as possible,” she added.
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