Thursday, 22 May 2014


Bloom is Ireland's biggest garden festival. It is a gardener’s paradise - offering an array of herbs, plants and inspirational gardens. It is also a great day out for people of all ages. I love the fact that it is all based around the enjoyment and promotion of nature.

Last year, I spoke at the Active Retirement tent and spent the weekend wandering around Bloom. The weather was glorious and I enjoyed the event enormously, and picked up some unusual herbs and plants along the way.

This year looks as if it will be just as exciting again. There is a Humanitarian and Envirnomental zone, including the Beekeepers Association and Birdwatch Ireland, a Food Village including an Organic School Garden and an Artisan Village and lots of show gardens to give us all inspiration and ideas on how to use our gardens. There are lots of other things on offer including a family fun area, entertainment and a number of tents and demonstrations.

I will be speaking at the Woodies Garden Expert Stage at the following times – Friday 30th May at 5pm, Saturday 31st May 12pm and Sunday 1st June at 1pm. Please come along if you are attending Bloom. I hope to see you there.

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