Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blooming Marvellous!

Today I attended my third Bloom festival in Phoenix Park in Dublin with sister Peggy, Below a selection of photos which really do not do justice to such a great show! The various areas are divided into indoor retail/grand pavilion,outdoor retail/artisan food market/floral marquee/craft area which accounts for 246 stands,plus the catering side of things which includes best in season market/bloom inn/field to fork market/love irish food/and artisan caterers which accounts for 47 stands and it gives an idea of the scale of the whole enterprise!We enjoyed glorious weather,though our native city of Cork was hotter! We travelled by train leaving Cork at 9.30am and arriving at 12.25pm in Dublin,courtesy bus to Bloom got us there by 12.45 and off we went!Very enjoyable,I have been to Chelsea Flower Show on three occasions and while it is spectacular Bloom is fast catching up! We enjoyed strawberries and cream,a hot lunch,and cold beverages during our visit and next year we have decided to make an overnight of it to get more out of it or at least get the red eye up!!

Lovely Lilies!

Take a seat and relax!

Nissan Leaf the latest launch of an electric car who kindly choose me as a winner of free tickets to the show in an online competition..........thank you kindly!

Calla Lillies
Gypsophila "pouring " out of a milk churn!
Fingal County Council Heritage Properties
Fingal County Council Heritage Properties
See next post below!
Fingal County Council Heritage Properties,beautiful setting,old garden tools on display added to the old cottage feel!

The intrepid photographer at work (my sister)!
Colourful to say the least!
Loubutain at the show?

The Barbershop singers who brightened up the day with their lovely singing at impromtu stops around the venue!
All dressed up for the festival!

Alice in Wonderland Sanctuary Garden
Alice in Wonderland Sanctuary Garden
Alice in Wonderland Sanctuary Garden

The Alice in Wonderland Sanctuary Garden
Winning show garden at Bloom,criteria was a party garden using recycled materials.


  1. What fun! I've never been to a garden show, but someday I will! I'm not too sure about the man in the bathing suit. LOL. Thanks for the 'virtual tour.'

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  2. That was a very sneaky shot of me!I uploaded my pics but have not had achance to look htrough them properly yet.

  3. Stunning colours and I love the mock up of the small country cottage.


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