Now in its 14th year, Bloom has become one of Ireland’s largest showcases celebrating the best of Irish horticulture, food and drink. Ireland's largest and most spectacular gardening event will be coming to you virtually this June and Ardcarne Garden Centre is always happy to support and promote this wonderful event. Here's what Bord Bia have to offer all our keen gardeners this year:
"For the second year in a row, you can take part in #BloomAtHome via a series of virtual initiatives and events providing gardening advice and inspiration. Along with live panels and Q&As on gardening topics, we also have an exciting new initiative planned for this year - we'll be sharing seven easy to follow garden design and planting plans to help you create your dream garden at home."
"Easy Steps to Dream Gardens is a new initiative designed to help you plant your own show garden at home. Bord Bia has worked with seven Bloom award-winning show garden designers to create garden designs that are suited to a range of different locations. Each garden design in the series comes with an easy-to-follow planting plan and detailed planting list that can be implemented in your garden according to your available time, space and budget."
If you would like inspiration for your dream garden you can view the designs here >>>. There are even useful garden packs you can download to help you recreate a design or assist you in planning your own.
"Hosted by RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan, the virtual talk series taking place on Sunday June 6th will provide inspiration and advice on how to design and maintain your outdoor space, as well as explore the physical and mental benefits of gardening. The line-up will include a host of garden enthusiasts including Irish rugby star, Peter O’Mahony and actress and wellness expert, Aoibhín Garrihy."
Bord Bia is also teaming up with RTÉ to run a fun competition where you could be in with the chance of winning a €500 voucher to spend in your local garden centre!
Simply post a picture or video of your garden space, blooming balcony or proud plants on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #BloomAtHome and tag @BordBiaBloom from Thursday June 3rd to Monday June 7th. For full terms and conditions click here >>>
The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 8th. Good luck!
Finally, whatever your gardening interests and however you take part in Bloom this year we hope you enjoy this years virtual event and should you feel inspired to develop your own dream garden, we are always here to help you realise that dream.
From all of us here at Ardcarne Garden Centre, happy gardening, stay safe and we wish you all a great bank holiday weekend!