Bloom will be officially opened by President Michael D. Higgins with his wife Sabina today at 11am. Visitors will also have the chance to see top chefs at the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen Stage in The Food Village including Rory O’Connell, Neven Maguire, Shane Smith and Paul Flynn.
Opening day sessions on the Garden Expert & Fashion Stage will include talks with gardening guru Gerry Daly, fashion shows by Debenhams and a Summer Beauty Masterclass. The GIY Food Matters Stage begins a series of discussions and debates from 12 noon including topics such as School Lunches and Hospital Food and Bord Bia’s Get Your 7 a Day Under the Rainbow at Bloom polytunnel will host talks by children’s food experts and nutritionists from 11am on the benefits of fruit and vegetables.
RTÉ has a stellar opening day line-up including two special live programmes presented by Áine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey at 5.10pm and 8.30pm and the live finale of Super Garden at 7pm. Marty in the Morning will also be coming live from Bloom on Lyric FM and RTÉ Weather will be delivering its main bulletins from the RTÉ set this evening.
The Bord Bia Food Village will also open its doors today with more than 70 producers in the Food Market which showcases smaller scale Irish producers of farmhouse cheeses, preserves, baked goods, confectionary, juices and much more; the Love Irish Food pavilion featuring up to 15 stalls belonging to members of this campaign organisation; the Fresh Food Market, dedicated to Bord Bia Quality Assured meat, poultry and fish as well as fruit and vegetables, will be tended by nearly 20 producers selling and providing information to the public; The Bloom Inn will feature 24 craft drink producers and will also showcase a range of Irish farmhouse cheeses hosted by CÁIS (the Association of Irish Farmhouse Cheese Makers.
Selection of the Show Gardens at this year's Bloom Festival by Bord Bia – Irish Food Board, we are excited to see who will win medals tomorrow morning. What garden is your favourite? #Bloom2018 Join us to see the real thing! www.bloominthepark
Posted by Bloom on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the gate. Onsite tickets with concessions for during the week start from €21. Returning sponsors for this year’s event include FBD Insurance, Irish Independent and the Office of Public Works.