Postcard Garden ‘A Sense of Place’ His Heartland - Lennox Robinson, by Ballineen Enniskeane Heritage Group at Bord Bia’s Bloom Festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Johnny Bambury/Fennells

Green-fingered community groups wanted

Bord Bia is inviting green-fingered community groups and amateur gardeners the opportunity to design and deliver a postcard garden at Bord Bia Bloom 2023. These small, but perfectly formed, miniature garden spaces offer garden clubs, community groups, schools and charitable organisations a unique green canvas to tell a story and showcase their creative talents at one of Ireland’s most loved festivals. Bord Bia Bloom takes place once again in the Phoenix Park, Dublin from June 1-5.

Postcard Gardens

The postcard gardens at Bord Bia Bloom offer a rich tapestry of local storytelling brought to life through the use of plants and creative garden designs. The 3m x 2m plots have explored a range of themes through the years including mental health, the environment, local history and characters, and charitable endeavours. Last year, St. Mary’s Community Gardening Group in Clondalkin were awarded ‘Best in Show’ for their postcard garden which explored the concept of a sensory garden featuring nature-based crafting in order to inspire pupils, teachers and parents to reconnect with nature.

Kerrie Gardiner, Show Gardens and Horticulture Content Manager, Bord Bia Bloom said: “The postcard gardens provide a wonderful showcase of amateur horticultural talent from all over the country, while allowing for creativity and storytelling to shine. We love to be able to allow diverse community groups an opportunity to connect with new audiences and tell their stories in a novel way. We have seen some fascinating installations in the postcard gardens over the years and we are always excited to see what each new group will bring to the show. I think it is this variety and creativity which makes the postcard gardens a big attraction for visitors to the event.”


For more information on the Postcard Gardens and to download an application form, visit The closing date for applications is March 1.