Bloom Fringe Festival
BloomFringe is the younger and rather irreverent cousin of that expansive Garden Festival: Bloom In the Phoenix Park. Our summer events cluster takes place between May 30th and the June Bank Holiday Monday in Dublin City at various city centre locations.
The sort garden festival that shuns the exurbs, preferring to play in the city streets instead, highlighting Dublin’s potential as a Baile Cliath filled with vibrant communities. We’ll camp at Dublin’s neglected alleyways, turning them into lanes that are loved.
We have made below a selection of what's on in Dublin City Centre. For a complete list of events visit Bloom Fringe.
May 30th - Mobile Baskets Project & Touring Exhibit
Departure from Dublin Castle – Touring assorted BloomFringe city centre locations – Ending at Bloom in the Park Showcase Phoenix park
Aiming to create new Basket Design for Urban Cycling with a sustainable design that’s aims to make cycling in the city, be it with your groceries or guitar, easier, greener and more fun!
May 30th - ReCreate Creepy Crawlies Workshop
Printworks Building, Dublin Castle Dublin 2
There will be lots of mysterious garden creatures at Dublin Castle with Bloom Fringe partners ReCreate Ireland,
Enjoy this hands on a family workshop for the Bloom Fringe Festival in the city centre. Stretching your imaginations, watch out for strange garden creatures and make your own from an exciting array of unusual materials from ReCreates ‘Warehouse of Wonders’. This is a fun hands-on workshop where young and old can be curious, explore and invent together.
May 30th - Blooming Bunting - Workshops and Installation
88 Francis st., Dublin 8
The Hanging Gardens of Dublin is a creative green community project to be launched as part of BloomFringe 2015. With the help of community spirit and your handiwork, Bloom hope to transform a dreary lane beside Dublin Castle into a dazzling, bunting filled, imaginative hanging garden. Blooming Bunting is inspired by a belief that everything the festival does has an impact on our environment. Come along to make bunting with us!
May 30th - A Very Peachy Temple Lane Takeover
Temple Lane South, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Time to show our little lanes some much needed love this May 30th .
This very cool corner of Temple bar will be occupied by BloomFringe guerrilla action as it turns into a pop up green space for the day.Lookout for Pop-up munchies by KC peaches and Peachy street art installations to tag yourself with…
Lookout for Tea tasting by Wall & Keogh, juice shots and much needed healing-massage-ready hands from Melt, all waiting to entice you into this much loved alley for the day…
May 30th - Sth Great George's St. Guerilla Garden
South Great Georges Junction with Dame Lane, Dublin 2
Transforming this famous “Why Go Bald” square into a popup garden once again just for 1 day – showing it is possible to turn gritty concrete corners in the heart of Dublin into an oasis of green.With Pop-up Performances, Demonstrations & Art installations – all FREE. A special treat will be coming your way in the afternoon courtesy of the DOWN With JAZZ performers, whose nocturnal activities will give you more rebel fun.
May 30th - Connect the Dots Urban Planning Picnic & Exhibits.
The “Why Go Bald Square, St Great Georges St, (Junction with Dame Lane), Dublin 2
Urban Picnic, Dublin Castle Conference to discuss the main visions for the following:
1) Support Network / Coalition
2) Information Collection & Dissemination
3) Liaising & Advising Mechanism
4) Policy, Legislation, Regulation
May 31st - Interactive Public Exhibition
Dublin Castle Yard, off Dame Lane Dame St, Dublin 2 Temple Lane South, Templebar, Dublin 2 North Earl Street, Dublin 1
Join in working to address the reuse of space in Dublin! Seeking your advice, ideas, and help in re-imagining and re-animating the city together!
May 30th - Sensory Green Family Workshop
Dublin Castle, off Dame Street, Dublin 2
Create a micro garden with pretty flowers and exciting edible seeds. With a little nurturing you can bring your Green garden to life at home!
May 31st - Family Treasure Trail
Dublin Castle, off Dame Street, Dublin 2
A family walking tour and art workshop combined. Explore the hidden green gems and garden jewels of Dublin castle . Search for wall drawings, art installations, and discover clues to create your own Dublin Castle Green Map.
May 30th - 'Elsewhere' Flower Photography Exhibition
The Eddie Chandler Gallery, 10 Lower Camden St, Dublin 2
Immerse yourself in a feast of flowers seen through Niamh Witty’s eyes at her latest exhibition.
Niamh’s unique vision explores the intimate beauty of flowers through her eyes and her camera. Through these beautiful abstract dreamscapes, the viewer is transported to another world, to Elsewhere.
May 30th - Free fruit under the tree at SPAR.
19-20 Dame St, Dublin 2, Dublin 2
The generous folks at SPAR on the corner of South Great Georges street and Dame Street, will be giving away free fruit to lucky Dubliners across from our Pop-up Garden at the ‘Why Go Bald” Square!
In keeping with our Dame Lane- loving blooming-bunting activities, they’ll be handing out healthy treats as you approach Dame Lane next to The George.
May 30th - The Garden Shop - House Plant Display
2, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Come visit the Garden Flower Shop in the Old City, Temple Bar in Dublin at Cows lane. Designer Mark Grehan is an award winning freelance landscape designer and has worked in creative floristry since 2003. He will create a display of houseplants that will come with great advice form the Garden Shop Team.
May 30th: Meet the Head Gardener - St. Stephen's Green Tour.
St. Stephen’s green – Arch Entrance facing Grafton St., Dublin 2
A chance to meet the head gardener Eileen Brennan with the most high profile patch of green in Dublin this Sat May 30th.
This informative tour of the Green which should yield all her hidden secrets- a guided walk taking in historical & horticultural interests, visiting memorial statutes, and secret sites in a 45 min walk.
May 30th:The Sod Show Sessions at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre stage – South William St., Dublin 2
The Sod Show Will be hosting a BloomFringe Special Edition session at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
The show will be Kicking off at 10am on the Main Stage of the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on Dublin’s South William Street running until 1.30pm.
May 30th: Urban Fruits & Bear Nibbles
Entrance To Dublin castle and Printworks Building , Off Dame Lane, Dame Street, Dublin 2
An urban festival like ours, needs a lot of energy to fuel our busy event teams and participants. Urban Fruit comes to the rescue this May 30th with their free sampling of scrumptious snacks at Dublin Castle
Tick another box in your 5-a-day with snacks that contain no added sugar, syrup or sulphites.
May 30th: Scoodoos Sculpture Trail with Ciaran Burke & the Garden
Trail map available at Soutth Great Georges Street Pop up Garden. Sculpture trail occur at the Dublin Castle Gardens, off Dame Street, Dublin 2
Scoodoos Sculpture trail will feature 6 Scoodoos Sculptures in the grounds of Dublin Castle. The trail is educational informing about the importance of trees and experiential encouraging people to engage with nature. The trail will have a map and competition encouraging people to walk around and discover the gardens in Dublin Castle.
May 30th: GLDA Garden Clinics
The Dubhlinn Gardens , Dublin Castle Grounds , off Dame Lane, Dublin 2
BloomFringe offers you an opportunity to consult with Members of the GLDA for Free! Garden designers will be on hand to guide Dubliners towards greener, prettier backyards as part of the BloomFringe festival venue at Dublin Castle’s Dubhlinn Gardens.
June 1st: Saving the world 1 Flower at a time
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre – Top Floor, 59, South William St., Dublin 2
Get your hands dirty with Elaine Doyle in this interactive workshop making seedbombs on the Bank Holiday Monday June 1st. A fun and educational activity even children and the whole family will enjoy. Make your own seedbombs and to bring them back for planting at home or your own personal guerrilla gardening in your neighbourhood’s vacant spaces.