With the June Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching, Bord Bia is putting the finishing touches to a series of virtual initiatives and events to celebrate Bord Bia Bloom 2021. People all over Ireland are being encouraged to #BloomAtHome by joining one of the Bord Bia Bloom Live Talks hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan, exploring one of seven Dream Garden designs on the Bord Bia Bloom website or sharing gardening efforts on social media over the weekend.
Hosted by RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan, the live talk series will take place on Sunday 6th June 2021 and will provide inspiration and advice on how to design and maintain your outdoor space, as well as explore the physical and mental benefits of gardening.
12pm Meet the Easy Steps to Dream Gardens designers: James Purdy and Nicola Haines, with horticulturalist, Paraic Horkan.
1pm Gardening for Wellbeing with actor and wellness expert, Aoibhín Garrihy and The
Holistic Gardener, Fiann Ó’Nualláin.
2pm In conversation with Munster and Ireland rugby player Peter O’Mahony.
3pm The Joy of Urban Gardening with Bloom Manager, Gary Graham, and social
media stars, James Kavanagh and Nadia El Ferdaoussi.
4pm The Kitchen Garden with chefs Rory O’Connell and Catherine Fulvio.
6pm Instagram Live Cocktail Masterclass with the GastroGays.
In addition to the live talks series, there is a host of other online activity to enjoy over the weekend which includes:
Designed by award-winning Bloom show garden designers, Bord Bia is sharing seven garden designs which can be re-created either in full, or in part, at home, according to the time, space and budget available. From an easy-to-maintain family friendly garden to an outdoor space perfect for entertaining, the garden plans feature a range of Irish grown plants that are available to purchase in garden centres and retailers nationwide.
Bloom BBQ Ideas
As it would not be Bloom without the best of Irish food, some of Ireland’s best loved chefs and foodies including Catherine Fulvio and Rory O’Connell will offer tasty BBQ recipes, tips and tricks as part of a series of #QualityKitchenCookAlongs.
Competition with RTÉ
Following the success of Bloom with RTÉ last year, Bord Bia is delighted to join forces with RTÉ for a new fun competition which will invite the public to share their gardening efforts on social media over the June Bank Holiday weekend. To be in with a chance of winning some great gardening prizes, simply post a picture or video of your garden space, blooming balcony or proud plants on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #BloomAtHome and tag @BordBiaBloom from Thursday June 3rd to Monday June 7th. Winners will be announced on Tuesday June 8th.