Amateur gardeners offered unique green canvas to tell local story to national audience
Bord Bia is inviting green-fingered community groups and amateur gardeners from Louth the opportunity to design and deliver a postcard garden at Bord Bia Bloom 2023. These small, but perfectly formed, miniature garden spaces offer garden clubs, community groups, schools and charitable organisations a unique green canvas to tell a story and showcase their creative talents at one of Ireland’s most loved festivals. Bord Bia Bloom takes place once again in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from June 1st – 5th 2023.
In 2017, St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Drogheda created a postcard garden for Bloom called ‘‘Drogheda on the Boyne’
The postcard gardens at Bord Bia Bloom offer a rich tapestry of local storytelling brought to life through the use of plants and creative garden designs. The 3m x 2m plots have explored a range of themes through the years including mental health, the environment, local history and characters, and charitable endeavours.
“The postcard gardens provide a wonderful showcase of amateur horticultural talent from all over the country, while allowing for creativity and storytelling to shine,” said Kerrie Gardiner, Show Gardens and Horticulture Content Manager, Bord Bia Bloom. “We love to be able to allow diverse community groups an opportunity to connect with new audiences and tell their stories in a novel way.
Bord Bia Bloom is one of Ireland’s largest and most prestigious outdoor festivals offering visitors a world-class, immersive experience that embraces sustainable lifestyles, all while celebrating Irish horticulture, food and drink. The event attracts more than 100,000 consumers in the Phoenix Park, Dublin each June bank holiday weekend
To purchase early bird tickets, or to find out more about this year’s event visit www.bordbiabloom.com
For more information on the Postcard Gardens and to download an application form, visit BordBiaBloom.com. The closing date for applications is March 1st 2023.