Bloom: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward at the launch of this year’s Phoenix Park garden festival. Photograph: Alan Betson

What is it? A highlight of the Irish horticultural year, a great coming together for garden designers, flower growers, landscapers, plantaholics, gar(...)

Bloom 2018 at the Phoenix Park has an eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

BELFAST AVA Festival S13 Warehouse and the Mac, Belfast, June 1st-2nd avafestival.com This audio-visual arts (ava) festival and conference is wh(...)

Food Village exhibitors at Bloom will include  Sharon and Gordon Greene of Wild Irish Foragers and Preservers, from Birr, Co Offaly.

You don’t have to have green fingers to enjoy a visit to Bloom, Bord Bia’s garden festival in the Phoenix Park (May 31st-June 4th). There are 25 cooke(...)

Bloom is Ireland’s biggest food and garden show, running from Thursday until Monday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Heading to Bloom in the Phoenix Park over the coming days? With over 100,000 people expected to visit Ireland’s biggest food and garden show, which ru(...)

Dr Prannie Rhatigan  will be out and about with a seaweed identification tour

She cooks seaweed by the seashore Dr Prannie Rhatigan was one of the first proponents of the culinary uses of seaweed, with her book Irish Seawe(...)

Sligo-based gardener, writer and designer Lorely Forrester, who will be building her first Bloom show garden later this month. Photograph: Fionn Rogers

It’s not easy bringing a show garden to life. Ask those who’ve succeeded, and they’ll confirm that it requires steady nerves, patience and time, al(...)

 Luciano Giubbilei’s Best in Show at the  RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. Photograph: Richard Johnston

There’s surely no other garden festival in the world quite like the annual spectacular that is the Chelsea Flower Show. Where else would you find men (...)

Kevin McAleer will take part in the Cat Laughs festival this weekend.

Bloom - Dublin - all weekendIreland’s largest gardening, food and family event takes place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and has already proved to be a cro(...)