Local gardener will
represent Dundalk at this year’s Bord Bia’s Bloom

Bord Bia has announced the return of Bloom, its hugely successful gardening, food and family festival, which will take place within a 70 acre site in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this June bank holiday weekend.

Bord Bia has announced the return of Bloom, its hugely successful gardening, food and family festival, which will take place within a 70 acre site in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this June bank holiday weekend.

This year Louth will be represented by two food companies and Paul Martin from Dundalk who designed one of the 28 show-gardens at the event.

Paul, who is from Dundalk, will display his large Garden called ‘The Kerry Group/Concern 1,000 Days Garden’ in association with Concern.

Danucci-Ferdia Chocolates of Ardee will also be on display in the Love Irish Food Marquee.

Bloom 2013 will be officially opened by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, on Thursday, May 30 and will run until Monday, June 3.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend more than 25 cookery demonstrations by some of Ireland’s best loved chefs

“Our show-garden designers are working hard to ensure visitors to Bloom 2013 will be both entertained and inspired,” said Gary Graham, Bloom Show Manager, Bord Bia.

“We have a great show lined up with gardens that focus on sustainability, times gone by and fashion.

“We also have some wonderful show-gardens from charities such as Aspire, The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, the Jack & Jill Foundation and Our Lady’s Hospice, Dublin which we’re hoping will raise awareness of these great causes.”

This year, Bloom is also inviting 1,000 people to the Gathering of Gardeners - offering people who are passionate about gardening a chance to bring together their friends and family to share in the wonderful experience that is Bloom in the Park.

Tickets are on sale now and visitors are encouraged to book early for discounted rates by visiting www.bloominthepark.com.

You can also follow Bloom 2013 on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bloominthepark.