Also celebrating today is Mary Dillon from Roscrea who was awarded a Gold Medal for her Floral Art Competition Entry ‘Fading Papaver Orientale’ and a Silver Medal for her ‘Tulipa Rococo’ entry.
Bord Bia announced the details of all award winners (included in the notes to editors) as the gates opened this morning on the annual five-day event, which runs until Monday, June 5th.
The judging panel for Bloom 2017 comprised of 14 Irish and international horticultural experts, who awarded more than 100 awards to show garden designers, amateur postcard garden designers; nurseries and floral artists including 28 Gold, 18 Silver Gilt, 21 Silver and 21 Bronze medals.
Opening Day at Bloom 2017
Bloom patron and President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins officially opened Bloom today. In addition to visiting the 22 show gardens, 13 postcard gardens and 110 food and drink exhibitors, visitors to today’s event can also attend a host of live talks, cookery demonstrations and debates.
Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the gate. Ticket prices vary from €16 – €22.50 and children under 16 go free.
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