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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Bloom

Last year
# Bloom
QUIZ: Can you name these flowers?
It’s the 16th year of Bord Bia’s Bloom Festival – let’s test your knowledge…
All time
# dublin's green lung
OPW defends car-park proposals for Phoenix Park
planned, designated parking areas could improve congestion when huge events like Bloom are held in the park, the summary said.
Which veg plants need a lot of watering and which ones can withstand a bit of a drought?
It’s difficult to come up with a definitive list, but here are some guidelines, writes Michael Kelly.
# Bloom
Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
From a dementia-friendly garden to an ABBA-inspired installation, there’s a vast array of themes and designs in the gardens this year.
# Bloom
'Once we start singing, the words come back': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia
The former minister for justice was speaking at the Moments in Time show garden, which will be on display at the Bloom festival in Dublin’s Phoenix Park this week.
# Bloom
Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital
The garden received a certificate of distinction in the postcard section at Bloom this year.
# defensive planting
Gardaí say prickly hedges can help prevent burglaries
They also want people to avoid posting holiday photos while away from home.
# Bloom 2017
Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
Flowers, vegetables and windmills… Here’s our top picks from this year’s festival.
# journal journeys
Journeys with Waterford project for underprivileged teens proves Blooming brilliant
The first winner of 100 free Irish Rail trips is a group of talented teens whose sensory garden design is headed for the capital.
# in bloom
Everyone has fallen in love with this old married couple on Humans of Dublin
“I keep losing him.”
# Green shoots
Is your garden summer ready? Here are some top tips from Bloom's designers
The designers at the 10th annual Bloom festival have some advice for budding gardeners.
# weekend guide
The weekend's set to be a scorcher - here are seven interesting things to do
Stuck for ideas for the long weekend? Check out our event guide here.
# Blooming Brilliant
Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
From a 1916 Rising commemoration garden to a Chinese garden, there are plenty to see at this years’ Bloom festival.
9 beautiful gardens in Ireland you should visit soon
Ireland is known for its lush green landscape.We should really get out and experience it more.
# Bloom
Here are our 5 favourite gardens at Bloom
Flowers, vegtables and shoes… it’s our best picks from this year’s festival.
5 reasons you should go to Bloom this weekend
If you think it’s just about some pretty plants, think again!
# Bloom
This garden in Bloom won't have one blade of grass
Coined a ‘slum’ garden, the designer hopes it’s going to be unlike any other at the festival.
# in bloom
€750,000 worth of plants, 20 sheared sheep and one dancing Taoiseach: Bloom in numbers
Bord Bia has crunched the numbers on last weekend’s festival…
# lovely
Camp for sick children will put Bloomin' lovely garden to fun use
The designer garden will be transplanted to Barretstown after the Bloom festival ends this weekend.
# Clap along
Enda Kenny dad-dances to Happy with some teenagers
He can dance, he can jive, having the time of his life…
# in bloom
Here's how a garden is put into Bloom
It happens to feature a massive Mr Tayto, too.
# crispy bush
There's a giant Mr Tayto bush in Dublin
Giant bush. Snigger.
# let the sun shine
5 things to see and do over the June Bank Holiday Weekend...
We’re promised fine weather this weekend, so go on, get out and enjoy yourselves!
# Bloom
Dorothy, nymphs, shrubbery: What you can expect from Bloom 2013
Over 80,000 turned out for the festival last year and with fine weather forecast, organisers anticipate a greater turnout this year.
# World Record
Off the record - upcoming Irish world record attempts
Sowing, mowing and shape throwing… some of the record-breaking bids YOU can get involved in this summer.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# pic of the day
A Spoonful of Sugar Pic of the Day
No comment.
# Bloom 2012
Slideshow: Take a sneak peek at Bloom 2012
The gardening event opens tomorrow morning in the Phoenix Park and runs until Monday evening.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news…
# Bank Holiday
What’s going on this Bank Holiday Sunday?
Want to do something with your day – but not sure where to go? Here’s a nutshell guide to what’s happening and where.
# Bank Holiday
What's going on this Bank Holiday Saturday?
Want to do something with your day – but not sure where to go? Here’s a nutshell guide to what’s happening and where.
# Summer
Music, flowers, sheep, fun and some SUN! What the June Bank Holiday has in store
With temperatures of 25c and sunny spells predicted for some parts of the country, here’s’s guide to a great bank holiday. Sheep shearing and rocking out included.