Bloom is Ireland’s largest and most spectacular gardening event. Hosted by Bord Bia (The Irish Food Authority), Bloom is a gardening extravaganza that will capture and inspire garden enthusiasts, both young and old, and assures a great family day out. Find out more about the 2009 event which takes place from May 28th to June 1st at Dublin’s Phoenix Park…
Bloom started out in June 2007 and was an instant success attracting over 50,000 visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend. Now in its third year, 2009 will be no different…just bigger and better! Bloom 2009 will commence on 28th May and will run until June 1st (June Bank Holiday Weekend) in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
Come and see the spectacular garden designs, interactive gardens, vibrant colour displays, farmers market, summer kitchen, entertainment stage, mouth-watering food market and much more.
Interested in design? Then the Bloom 2009 festival is the place for you! Come and see for yourself the amazing and beautiful designs on display. From gorgeous woodcarvings to glass, ceramics, candles, jewellery, weavers, spinners, dyers and much more, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Take time out and browse the many craft stalls, meet the talented craftspeople and see them at work.
From hanging baskets to award winning gardens, kids entertainment to Ireland’s largest floral marquee, there’s something for all the family at Bloom. So come along enjoy the show and be inspired at Bloom 2009!
Take time out and relax in beautiful and relaxing surroundings at Café Bloom and treat your taste buds to the many tempting dishes available.
How to get there:
There will be a courtesy shuttle bus operating to and from Heuston Train Station to the Bloom event throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. The Red Line Luas runs from Connelly Station and Lower Abbey Street in the city centre directly to Heuston Train Station. The Number 10 Bus from O’Connell Street will take you to the North Circular Road Gate, however the Bloom event is approximately a 30-minute walk from the North Circular Road Gate.
The following bus route numbers will get you to Pargate Street: 25, 25a, 26, 51, 66, 67, 68 and 69.
If you’re planning on walking please be aware that Chesterfield Avenue is the pedestrian entrance to Bloom. From Parkgate Street or Castleknock Gate it’s a 20-minute walk to the Bloom event.
If you’re heading there by car get onto the M50 ring road. From here take the N3 exit for Castleknock and onto the Navan Road, which runs along the northern border of Phoenix Park.
If travelling from the city centre please use the Red Car Park A. And if travelling from M50 and north city please use the Green Car Park B. The Phoenix Park is clearly signposted.
For further details check out Bloom 2009 website.
Bloom takes place over the busy June Bank Holiday, so if you’re planning on visiting Dublin’s fair city we strongly advise that you book your accommodation well in advance. Take a look at our Dublin hotels page.
Have you been to the Bloom Festival before? If you have we’d love to hear from you. Or perhaps you have something you’d like to ask us, please feel free to drop us a line in the comment box below.