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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Bloom

This year
No domestic flight ban on the cards for Ireland as Taoiseach says we're not the same as France
Domestic flights are very important to some of Ireland’s most remote areas, says Varadkar.
Woodland garden focusing on outdoor play for children wins gold medal at Bloom
The festival was officially opened by President Michael D Higgins this morning.
'Everyone has been touched by it': Importance of early cancer detection highlighted at Bloom
The festival gets underway in Dublin’s Phoenix Park tomorrow.
Last year
QUIZ: Can you name these flowers?
It’s the 16th year of Bord Bia’s Bloom Festival – let’s test your knowledge…
All time
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Gardaí say prickly hedges can help prevent burglaries
They also want people to avoid posting holiday photos while away from home.
Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
Flowers, vegetables and windmills… Here’s our top picks from this year’s festival.
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.
Everyone has fallen in love with this old married couple on Humans of Dublin
“I keep losing him.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
€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…
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.
Enda Kenny dad-dances to Happy with some teenagers
He can dance, he can jive, having the time of his life…
Here's how a garden is put into Bloom
It happens to feature a massive Mr Tayto, too.
There's a giant Mr Tayto bush in Dublin
Giant bush. Snigger.
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!
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.
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.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…
A Spoonful of Sugar Pic of the Day
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Slideshow: Take a sneak peek at Bloom 2012
The gardening event opens tomorrow morning in the Phoenix Park and runs until Monday evening.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news…
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.
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.
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.