Tuesday, 19th June 2018
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Hot on the heels of the Chelsea Flower Show it was Ireland’s turn to experience all things horticultural with the opening of Bloom the largest and most successful gardening show in the country. It first started 12 years ago with 50,000 visitors but now those attending reach over the 120,000 mark for the five day festival. The show is sponsored by An Bord Bia and they do so to highlight the huge amount of work that goes on in this country when it comes to horticulture and everything that stems from that, including the food industry.

It is clear that Irish people have a deep love and affinity when it comes to all things garden related and the success of Bloom just goes to show how much enjoyment people get from their gardens no matter how large.

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