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Visit the 9th Annual Bloom Festival at the Phoenix Park this bank holiday weekend, May 28th – June 1st. Audrey Hepburn once said ‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’! At the Bloom Festival the future looks very bright so bring your sunglasses….and rain poncho, just in case!
Showcasing the best of garden design by Ireland’s top landscape designers this annual horticultural pilgrimage provides gardening inspiration galore, gastronomic delights and a fun family day out. Visit 25 captivating gardens inspired by literary classics of Irish and international fame from Yeat’s ‘Lake Isle of Inisfree’ to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Watch out for exhibits by junior entrants to the event, known as the Young Bloomers!
The stalls of incredible Irish food producers showcase the best of traditional and artisan foods and the little ones are very well catered for with lots of farm based toys, a dedicated Childrens’ Stage featuring magicians, storytellers and oodles of live entertainment. Make a family day of it and book your family ticket on the Phoenix Park Choo Choo to travel around the Phoenix Park at a relaxed pace and maybe spot some of the friendly deer. This family road train is the perfect way to get around if you’re planning to visit Dublin Zoo, the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre or Farmleigh.
Feeling peckish after your day in Bloom? Enjoy a picnic in the park or stop off at Nancy Hand’s Pub & Restaurant. And for those up for some evening entertainment you will love Nancy’s Shenigans, a night of Irish food, music and craic.
There will be traffic restrictions in the park for the weekend of the Bloom Festival so for those travelling to the Phoenix Park the Dublin Visitor Centre recommends hopping off at Stop 19 on your Dublin City Tour or disembarking at the Museum stop on the Luas (Tram). Tickets for the Bloom Festival can be bought online at Ticketmaster.ie or at the entrance on the day.
Click here for more information on great Dublin events or stop by and say hello at the Dublin Visitor Centre, the friendliest tourist information office in Dublin. And remember to have a Blooming good time!