BLOOM Garden Party

 

 

2018 will take place from Thursday, May 31st to Monday, June 4th 2018.

 

 

welcomed its first visitors to its magical showcase of the best in Irish horticulture and food in 2007. In 2017, a record number of almost 120,000 people attended Bord Bia’s Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend. Bob Sweet, former Head of Judging for the Royal Horticulture Society in the UK., and who has visited the show on many occasions, gave this ringing endorsement: “There is no doubt in my mind that this year’s Bloom event is better than Chelsea. It is a world-class showcase and Bord Bia should be very proud of what it has achieved in a relatively short period of time. I recall the first show back in 2007 and it is just incredible to see how the event has evolved.”

GoodyBags.ie has been invited to supply Goody Bags for the Garden Party. This is an exclusive event on the first evening of the Festival, and is by invitation only. Visitors include major sponsors, stakeholders, and the owners and managers of the Irish food, drink and agribusiness sector, as well as the designers who are responsible for the show gardens; celebrities, senior journalists and members of the media also attend. The demographic is ABC1.

VIP visitors in recent years have included President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Mrs. Sabina Higgins; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny; An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald; China’s new Ambassador to Ireland, Yue Xiaoyong and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed. Many of Ireland’s top chefs, TV stars and celebrities have also attended including Marty Morrissey, Marty Whelan, Aine Lawlor, Miriam O’Callaghan, Joe Duffy, Derval O’Rourke, the O’Donovan brothers, singer songwriter Cathy Davey and Roz Purcell. 

Guests will enjoy an evening of Irish food and live entertainment and have the opportunity to walk through and view the beautiful show gardens at night. This ticket also allows early access to on Thursday June 1st. The very special menu is designed by Bord Bia.

The evening starts with canapes and wine/champagne, with exclusive access to the show garden area followed by the superb sit-down meal. It is the only opportunity during the Festival to see the gardens in the evening, with lighting and without crowds, and with the bonus of the garden designers being on hand to explain their creative process.  The evening includes live music and a variety of performers, during which the finale of the TV Festival coverage is also being filmed, adding to the buzz.

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GoodyBags.ie will be supplying 700 exclusive VIP Goody Bags for Garden Party guests. Opportunities include sampling and co-branding of the actual gift bags. For more information, please contact Sharon on 00353-21 4831828 or email projects@goodybags.ie