Bord Bia Bloom announces full line-up for 2024 event

Ireland’s favourite festival of flowers, food and fun returns May 30 –June 3 2024

Twins AJ and Brooke Stewart (6) from Swords, Co. Dublin with chef Erica Drum and Laura Douglas, head of Bord Bia Bloom at the official launch of Bord Bia Bloom (May 30th – June 3rd). Ireland’s favourite festival of flowers, food and fun, returns to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, this June bank holiday weekend. (Fennell Photography 2024)

Embracing the outdoors for health and wellbeing, planet-conscious living and quality Irish food are some of the many themes that will be explored at Bord Bia Bloom 2024. Ireland’s favourite festival of flowers, food and fun, returns to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, this June bank holiday weekend (May 30th – June 3rd) and promises attendees a great day out with its colourful collection of show gardens, tantalising displays of Irish food and drink, inspiring talks and demos, and live interactive entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Now in its 18th year, the festival expects to welcome more than 100,000 visitors over five action-packed days for another experience that is rooted in sustainable living.

Gardens Galore

At the centre of Bord Bia Bloom, a total of 22 small, medium and large show gardens and feature gardens will reflect colourful examples of the most recent trends and advancements in garden design. Environmentally conscious gardens, designed with nature to enhance biodiversity, is a returning theme this year, including Rewild! by Nóra Tombor, Cultivating Talent co-winner, sponsored by Westland Horticulture: In Perspective by Oliver and Liat Schurmann, sponsored by the European Commission: Coming Home to Nature by Nicola Haines, sponsored by Fingal County Council: Above & Beyond by Gavin Saunders and Stephen Mackle, sponsored by Natural World Products and New Leaf Compost; and Love that Keelings Feeling Garden by James Purdy, sponsored by Keelings. Many of this year’s spectacular gardens will be relocated after the festival as permanent gardens elsewhere.

According to Laura Douglas, head of Bord Bia Bloom and Brand Partnership, “A ticket to Bloom promises a great day out whether coming with friends, a partner or family. With our beautiful show gardens, live entertainment, fantastic selection of food and drink and five stages jam packed with talks and demos, there is simply no other festival like Bloom in Ireland!”

Food and Entertainment

Across five stages in the 70-acre site, visitors can discover tips and tricks on gardening, gastronomy and sustainable living in a series of talks and demos. The bustling Food Village will feature almost 100 of Ireland’s leading Irish food and drink companies along with a host of foodie features. Attendees can also enjoy live cookery demonstrations from some of Ireland’s leading chefs including Darina Allen, Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Rory O’Connell, Fiona Uyema, Edward Hayden, Trisha Lewis, Adrian Martin, Erica Drum, Shane Smith and Brian McDermott. The Quality Kitchen stage will also host interviews with more than 40 Irish food producers.

On the Sustainable Living Stage, 40 insightful talks will take place throughout Bloom which will tackle issues such as food waste, plastic pollution, the importance of pollinators, while sharing sustainable food solutions, tips for home energy saving, natural skincare hacks and much more! A series of expert panel discussions will be MC’d by broadcaster Suzanne Campbell.

Tickets are on sale and priced at €30.  Up to two children aged 12 and under go free with every adult ticket. For more information see 


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