Boyhan welcomes the programme for Bloom 2016

Independent Senator, Victor Boyhan, has today (Monday) welcomed the announcement of the programme for BLOOM 2016 by Bord Bia. The festival, which is taking place from 2nd June to  6th June 2016 at the Phoenix Park

, Dublin, will provide a showcase for Irish commercial growers and Irish artesian food producers.

“This year, Bord Bia is committed to making Bloom the biggest and best showcase for Irish horticulture and food. There are 23 stunning show gardens, designed by some of the most innovative landscape designers in the country.

“I would particularly like to draw your attention to the UCD Evolution of Land Plants Garden designed by Dr. Caroline Elliott-Kingston and Nicola Haines. The UCD garden allows the visitor to walk with plants through a half billion years of their evolutionary history. After Bloom, the garden will be reconstructed as a permanent outdoor classroom in the grounds of UCD, where it will be used to teach plant evolution and the diversity of plant life on Earth.

“In addition, the Organic Unit of the Department of Agriculture & Food is once again sponsoring an Organic School Garden at Bloom. The garden is designed and put together by SEED the federation of centres of organic education.

“I encourage you not to miss this great festival and tickets are available from”

- Senator Victor Boyhan, 30th May 2016