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28 gardens at Bloom

DUBLIN'S answer to the Chelsea Flower Show – Bloom – will return to the Phoenix Park over the June bank holiday weekend.

Bord Bia has been lined up as sponsor of the event, which will run from May 30 to June 3.

The festival attracted more than 80,000 people last year and this year 28 show-gardens – as well as samples of artisan food and craft beers and spirits from more than 100 Irish food and drink producers – will be at Bloom.

New features this year include an expanded 'concept garden space', allowing garden designers to explore creative ideas.

The winner of RTE's Super Garden show will also be revealed at Bloom.

In keeping with tradition, the show-gardens will be complemented by a floral marquee.