Bord Bia calls for entries to Bloom Postcard garden category
Postcard gardens offer passionate amateur gardeners, garden clubs, community, and grow-it-yourself groups a chance to showcase their talents to over 115,000 visitors attending Bloom.
12 February 2020 | 0
Bord Bia is calling on gardeners to submit entries for the popular Postcard garden category for Bloom 2020, which is set to return this June bank-holiday weekend from May 28 to June 1, in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.
Postcard gardens offer passionate amateur gardeners, garden clubs, community, and grow-it-yourself groups a chance to showcase their talents to over 115,000 visitors attending the event.
The Postcard gardens are small but perfectly formed 3-metre by 2-metre plots which can be used to represent a club, locality, special person, or character from a community.
In 2019, schools, communities, day-care centres, and resource centres from around Ireland brought themes such as autism, mental-wellbeing, climate change, and children’s literature to life through flowers, planting, art, and woodwork.
Longford Town Guild, Irish Countrywomen’s Association received Best in Show for their Postcard garden, Fork to Fork, which demonstrated how we can turn the tide on unsustainable consumption by using the earth around us to feed ourselves.
“The Postcard gardens are such a special part of Bloom and are a personal favourite of mine. They offer emerging gardeners and community groups a chance to showcase their talents, while also inspiring other amateur gardeners to get out into nature and experience the joy of gardening”, said Kerrie Gardiner, Bord Bia Bloom show garden manager.
The Postcard garden application form can be downloaded from BloominthePark.com and the closing date to apply is Monday, March 2, 2020.
Early bird tickets to Bloom 2020 are on sale until the February 28 online.