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GOAL @ Bloom 2023

The Flowers, Food and Family Festival

Join us at Bloom this June Bank Holiday weekend

As part of our Global Citizenship programme, GOAL is hosting a Global Garden at this year’s Bord Bia Bloom Festival in Dublin’s Phoenix Park over the June Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday, June 1st – Monday, June 5th.

Bloom is a definitive highlight on Ireland’s summer festival calendar and attracts up to 100,000 people each year. The festival is a guaranteed fun-filled day out for friends and families. Enjoy the gardens, food, and drinks, as well as the Budding Bloomers children’s area, where GOAL and Smashing Times will present Changemakers Storytelling. On June 1st GOAL’s Global Garden will also feature Irish African fusion music from multi-instrumentalist Matthew Berrill and jazz artist Mike Neilson.

  • When: 9am to 6pm on each day from Thurs June 1st to Mon 5th
  • Where: Garden 15, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
  • Cost: Adult tickets are €25. Two children under the age of 16 years can visit Bord Bia Bloom for free with each adult, and additional child tickets are available at €5 each.

GOAL’s Global Garden

This year, GOAL’s Global Garden (15) at the Festival will depict and celebrate the diverse yet interconnected nature of our world by taking inspiration from biodiversity in the ecosystems, plants, and crops from across the various regions GOAL works in; corn and beans associated with Latin America, sweet potato and sorghum representing Africa, Middle East is represented through olive trees, hazel nuts, and flax while wheat and sunflower symbolise Ukraine. 

Themes of Hope and Resilience will be embedded in the garden through olive trees and sunflowers, while the woven pergola made from Irish willow in the centre of the garden and holding the sections together represents the solidarity and support needed for a fair, inclusive, and sustainable future. The garden has been designed by Tunde Perry, Garden Designer and Landscape Architect. Find us at Garden 15!

GOAL Global Garden illustration Tunde Perry BBB2023

Vote for GOAL at Bloom 2023

Like what you see? Please vote for GOAL's Global Garden in the People's Choice Award by texting GARDEN15 to 51500

Standard SMS rates apply. Please vote before 1pm on Monday, 5th June. Votes cast after this time will not be counted but SMS rates still apply.

Full plant list

Olive Trees, Hazel, Banana (Red Abyssinian), Bamboo, Passionfruit, Paperflower, Grape, Corn, Wheat, Beans & Runner Beans, Yam, Cocoyam (Taro), Sweet Potato , Flax Millet, Cotton, Sunflower, Cornflower, Rizga.

GOAL's Past Gardens at Bloom