I began attending Bloom Garden and Food Festival four years ago – initially as a regular punter, secondly as a volunteer, last year as a speaker on the main stage and finally this year as an exhibitor due to my involvement with the Community Garden Network postcard garden.
Being on the other side has been a rollercoaster experience but already my mind is contemplating the logistics of entering a design and actually pulling it off in the designer garden area. The Postcard Garden experience has been a real teaser, so who knows – watch this space!
In the meantime I took the opportunity to have a little look around at some of the show (too much to see in the limited time I had!) and here are my favourite bits. I was told off last year for not including enough pictures in my post so there’s a few more.
As Dorothy from An Taisce surmised (I can’t remember her exact words but something like…)
“Bloom this year has been such a welcome relief after an 11 month winter. It’s full of smiles, sun and warmth and boy didn’t we need it!!”