Spring has certainly sprung, and now is the time to re-discover the pleasure of gardening and develop your skills, with the longer sunnier evenings. What better way to get inspired then to visit some of the many gardening and floral events that are due to take place in Dublin this summer. Home to over 2000 hectares of green space, ranging from the vast Phoenix Park to the small Georgian squares and historic sites, Dublin is set to play host to a range of exciting floral and gardening events including, ‘Bloom’ in the Phoenix Park, the World Flower Show in the RDS and of course The Dublin Garden Festival at Christ Church Cathedral. With many events just around the corner here we give you the lowdown on these special events and what to expect. Don’t forget to book your tickets today to avail of the great early bird rates!
Hosted by Bord Bia, Bloom will run from Thursday 29th May until Monday 2nd June 2014 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Over the last seven years, Bloom, in the Phoenix Park, has become a national favourite and one of the most anticipated events on the Irish calendar. Featuring a host of activities and events there is something for all the family this is certainly an event for the diary and will certainly be a wonderful outdoor event.
Taste of Dublin
Running the same weekend end as the Dublin Garden Festival, Taste of Dublin returns for its 9th year from the 12th to the 15th of June, 2013. Sponsored by Electrolux, Taste of Dublin is wonderful event to compliment your visit to the Dublin Garden Festival. This Dublin food and drink event features outstanding dishes and food prepared by famous chefs and restaurants, superb drink, interactive and educational culinary features, excellent entertainment and more.
World Flower Show
The 11th World Flower Show, will take place at the RDS, Dublin from the 18th to the 22nd of June 2014.This is the first time Ireland has hosted this spectacular event. Over the 4 days, 600 leading floral artists from all 31 member countries will compete at the highest level. The RDS Industries Hall will host a full selection of trade stands of Irish and international exhibitors: these will range from floral art accessories and jewellery to Irish crafts and foods. More information available from wafaireland.com
The Dublin Harvest Festival
The Dublin Community Growers are set to host the annual Harvest Festival in Wolfe Tone Park, Jervis Street this September. The Harvest Festival demonstrates how organic food does not need to be expensive, and that it can be accessible to all. The festival is set to also feature workshops on bee keeping, and apple pressing. The festival will be a colourful occasion, and will breathe life into the city centre.
There are a host of other great floral and gardening events throughout the city. Visit Bord Bia for more information. Don’t forget to book tickets today for the Dublin Garden Festival from Ticketmaster today.