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  • Location Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland

Bord Bia Bloom is a world-class, uplifting and innovative horticulture, food, and drink experience with nature and sustainable living at its heart. Originally created to promote plants, garden design, horticulture and gardening, Bord Bia’s role in promoting food and drink has allowed Bloom to develop further.

The show has grown into something which not only makes for a great day out, but also offers a huge range of practical information on everything from gardening, to growing fruit and vegetables, cooking and culture.

Bord Bia Bloom starts at 9am and finishes at 6pm on each day from Thursday May 30th to Monday June 3rd 2024.

Shuttle Bus Service

A number of courtesy shuttle buses will be running on a loop from Park Gate Street to Bord Bia Bloom and back from 8.30am to 7.00 pm daily.

Bloom takes place in the Visitor Centre of the Phoenix Park, Dublin which is situated on the main Chesterfield Avenue road running from the Main Gate at Parkgate Street to the Castleknock Gate. We have opened and manned more gates into the Phoenix Park for Bloom 2024.

How to Get to Bord Bia Bloom

Travel to the Heuston stop then avail of the free shuttle bus from Parkgate Street to Bloom.
Parkgate street is across the bridge from Heuston Station.

Broombridge LUAS Station and Luas Stop is a 30 minute walk to Bloom.

Bus routes to Bloom

You can take a public bus to the show via routes 99, 37, 38, 38A, 38B, 38D, 39, 39A, 70, 70D and 122 which stop on the Navan Road, and walk approx. 15-minute to the show (rear entrance). The 46a stops on the North Circular Road Gate which is a 30-minute walk to the show. Private Coaches can park in The Phoenix Park at the Papal Cross Car Park.

DublinBus: To facilitate Bloom festival, there wil be a diversion of Route 99 from Monday 27th May until Friday 7th June 2024.

  • Location: Pheonix Park visitor centre
  • Date:  Monday 27th May – Friday 7th June
  • Times: All Day


The visitor centre will be closed to all traffic for two weeks.

Normal route will continue along Chesterfield Ave to the Pheonix monument roundabout and divert straight.
at the next roundabout do a u-turn. Terminate at temporary stop opposite Furze Road.

Route 66 dicersion route map for Bloom festival, Phoenix Park

A free Shuttle Bus Service operates from Parkgate St to Bloom and back from 8:30am to 7:00pm daily. We have increased the number of free shuttles each day and have a new dedicated route for our Shuttles to get you to Bloom faster in 2024.
If you are travelling by train we would advise visitors to leave 90 minutes from leaving Bloom to your train departure time. Please note we will welcome visitors into the festival from 9:00am onwards.

It’s possible to cycle right up to the Bloom entrances where cyclists can safely park and lock their bikes in our expanded cycle parks for Bloom 2023.
Cycle parking is located by both entrances.

  • Traffic from the city centre can use:
    • Cabra Gate via Blackhorse Ave,
    • the Main Gate to the Phoenix Park (Parkgate Street)
    • and the NCR Gate.
  • Traffic from north city & M50 traffic:
    • the Castleknock Gate,
    • Ashtown Gate,
    • Knockmaroon Gate
    • and Chapelizod Gate (From N4 via North Circular)
    • are all available.

Once you enter the Phoenix Park, follow the signs for the nearest Car Park.


Parking at Bloom costs €10 per day, parking passes can be purchased via Ticketmaster when purchasing your Bloom ticket.

Car parking for people with disabilities 

Car parking for people with disabilities  is available beside the entrance of each car park. Please ensure your Blue Badge is displayed in a visible position to ensure stewards on site can direct visitors to the dedicated parking areas.

Bloom is located in the Centre of The Phoenix Park and is easily accessible on foot. It would take approx. 30 minutes to walk from Parkgate Street Gate to Front Entrance (Chesterfield Avenue) and approx. 5 minutes from The Ashtown or Cabra Gates to the Rear Entrance (North Road).

For walking details visit our online TFI Journey Planner and filter ‘Trip Options’ to Walking.

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland