Tirlán CountryLife Proudly Championing Bloom Postcard Gardens

Tirlán CountryLife announcement of Post Card Garden Sponsorship at Tirlán CountryLife Athboy with branch team

Beginner gardeners offered opportunity to share local stories on a national stage with popular Postcard Garden feature, supported by Tirlán CountryLife.

We are delighted to announce that Tirlán CountryLife is the official feature sponsor of the Bloom Postcard Gardens this year. This much-loved amateur showcase is one of many gardening features at the popular June bank holiday weekend event. Bord Bia Bloom will return to its home in the Phoenix Park, Dublin for five days from May 30th – June 3rd).

Kerrie Gardiner, Show Gardens and Horticulture Content Manager, Bord Bia Bloom said, “While people might best know Bord Bia Bloom for the designer show gardens, regular attendees will be very familiar with the much-cherished smaller Postcard Garden spaces. These 3m x 2m plots capture a rich tapestry of local storytelling that is brought to life through the use of plants and creative garden designs. No two are alike, and we often see themes including mental health, the environment, charitable activities and education represented through these green canvases.”

Pictured right to left: Rob O’Keefe (Head of Marketing & Digital at Tirlán), Kerrie Gardiner (Show Gardens and Horticulture Content Manager for Bord Bia Bloom), Laura Douglas (Head of Bord Bia Bloom and Brand Partnerships) and Senan Foley (Head of Retail at Tirlán)

As the first sponsor of the Postcard Gardens feature, we are incredibly proud to embark on this exciting adventure. At Tirlán Countrylife, we offer an in-house, qualified horticulturist in each of our 15 garden centres nationwide to provide helpful tips and advice to new customers and seasoned gardeners alike.

Senan Foley, Head of Retail at Tirlán said:Community is at the heart of what we do at Tirlán CountryLife. We are delighted to take our long-running relationship with Bord Bia to the next level with this sponsorship. With a network of 15 garden centres, all of which operate in local communities throughout the south, east and midlands of Ireland, and a huge amount of horticultural expertise, we will work with Bord Bia Bloom to spread the magic of the Postcard Gardens to an even wider audience.”

Bord Bia Bloom 2024

Visitors to this year’s event can expect another vibrant mix of thought-provoking show gardens designed by leading garden designers, expert horticultural talks and advice, a vast collection of rare and quality plants from Irish and International plant nurseries, sustainable living discussions along with delicious local food and interactive entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Tirlán CountryLife Athboy branch and Marketing team with Kerrie Gardiner and Laura Douglas from Bord Bia Bloom

Laura Douglas, Head of Bord Bia Bloom and Brand Partnerships said: “As one of Ireland’s most popular festivals, Bord Bia Bloom is consistently looking for ways to enhance the visitor experience each year, and our aim is for attendees to feel inspired, entertained and informed.

We are thrilled that Tirlán CountryLife is supporting our Postcard Gardens this year as it has already established a prominent community presence nationwide through its fantastic garden centres and horticultural advisors.

We have seen a surge in novice gardeners attending in the past few years, and we want to make sure we can continue to deliver a world-class, immersive experience that continues after our five days in the Phoenix Park. By partnering with some of Ireland’s leading brands, such as Tirlán CountryLife, we believe we can really achieve this.”

Tirlan CountryLife Post Card Garden Sponsorship at Bord Bia’s Bloom 2024

Postcard Gardens

The Postcard Gardens at Bloom consist of small but perfectly formed 2m x 3m plots. They are petite garden spaces that provide community groups, schools, charitable organisations and garden clubs the chance to tell their stories and showcase creative talents through innovative and vibrant garden design.

For more information on the Postcard Gardens visit BordBiaBloom.com. Or click here to apply The closing date for applications is March 11th, 2024.