Bloom 2017

Pieta House is teaming up with Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, to exhibit a show garden at this year’s annual Bloom event in the Phoenix Park in Dublin from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th June.

The Teagasc 'Garden of Hope' will provide a peaceful space for spiritual renewal, reflection and ease at Bloom this June Bank Holiday weekend. The positive contribution of Pieta House is recognised universally and is celebrated through the creation of this garden. Darkness into Light, our flagship awareness and fundraising event, will be represented through the colour scheme of the planting.
Brian Higgins, CEO of Pieta House said: “We are delighted to be involved with Teagasc in bringing the Garden of Hope to Bloom. Having just had the biggest ever Darkness Into Light walk in the Phoenix Park at the weekend, it’s lovely to be returning to the park for Bloom.

“We would like the Garden of Hope to be reflective of the work that we do in helping people to see a bright and positive future. It is fantastic that through the generosity of Teagasc we will be able to allow clients to reflect within the beauty of this garden. A modified design of the garden will move to a permanent home at one of the Pieta House centres once Bloom comes to an end.”
Dermot Callaghan, Head of the Teagasc Horticulture Development Department, added: “Developing a show garden at Bloom 2017 was an appealing challenge on two fronts; it afforded Teagasc the opportunity to combine our horticultural talents from across the organisation to deliver a show garden; it gave us the opportunity to work with and support Pieta house by designing and delivering ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’.”

Bloom 2017, organised by Bord Bia, will run for five days over the June bank holiday weekend in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th June. The show is now widely regarded as Ireland’s largest garden, food and family festival, attracting over 100,000 visitors last year.

For more information, see www.bloominthepark.com