Day 5 – Bloom Highlights

Twins Logan and Kal Smith (1) from Navan enjoy the Fruit Juice Matters Garden at Bord Bia's Bloom 2018 where 20 show gardens, 13 postcard gardens and 200 retail stands that include more than 100 food and drink exhibitors and some 30 plant nurseries are on display. The 70-acre site of stages, marquees and pavilions are hosting in the region of 150 live talks, demonstrations and family-friendly activities continues untilMonday, June 4th. Photo Fennell Photography

Today, Monday, 4 June 2018, is the penultimate of five days of activities from Bord Bia’s 12th Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

On Sunday, Bord Bia’s Bloom welcomed the one-millionth visitor to the Phoenix Park for Ireland’s annual celebration of food and horticulture. Now in its 12th year, Bord Bia’s Bloom once again attracted large numbers to enjoy the vibrant mix of show gardens, floral artistry, food, music, crafts and more.

Mark Mohan of Co. Monaghan company, Silverstream Landscapes, has been named the winner of the first-ever ‘Best Contractor’ award at Bord Bia’s Bloom.  Silverstream Landscapes, which is a second-generation family firm who constructed this year’s best large Show Garden – the ‘Sustainable Seafood Garden’ sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM). They were also contractors on the best medium garden winner – the Enable Ireland Beyond Boundaries Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs as well as the Marie Keating Foundation Sunsmart Garden.

The winner of the coveted Designers’ Choice Award at Bord Bia’s Bloom – where the garden designers vote for their favourite show garden – has been awarded to Kevin Dennis, Cityscape Gardener, for his Fruit Juice Matters Garden. His winning show garden is designed as a sanctuary for young professionals and features multiple spaces for exercise, relaxation and entertainment. On Thursday, Kevin was also awarded a gold medal by a panel of Bloom judges.