Bord Bia Bloom 2024
Show Garden Application Form (Part 1) and Design Brief (Part 2)Deadline Extended | Thursday, 7th December 2023
Part 1 - Show Garden Application Form
2 viewing sides required (see section 1 of the garden rules & regulation). Lawn edging on viewing sides is not required in the small garden category.
2 viewing sides required (see section 1 of the garden rules & regulations). 0.5m lawn edging on both viewing sides must be included within the chosen garden area (e.g 8m x 10m garden plot = 7.5m x 9.5m garden + 0.5m edging on 2 sides)
2 viewing sides required (section 1 of the garden rules & regulations) 0.5m lawn edging on both viewing sides must be included within the chosen garden area (e.g. 10m x 16m exhibit plot = 9.5m x 15.5m garden + 0.5m edging on 2 sides)
Concept Garden (in the first instance all shapes and sizes will be considered)
N.B - Proposed size of exhibit must be specified at the time of application
Gardens must have a minimum of two viewing sides. The GAG will give consideration to gardens that are open on 3 or more sides.
Where removal of excavated soil is required, the volume of soil must be communicated in advance to the Show Garden Manager.
* Please note that in previous years it has been possible to store soil on-site and designers requiring soil can draw from this stock pile during the build
Please Provide the Following
Part 2 - Show Garden Design Brief
Design Brief Information
To enable your garden to be constructed, and subsequently to be assessed and judged, you are required to produce a written brief. This will be used by the Garden Advisory Group (GAG) during the development of their responses to your exhibit and will also be used as the basis of the judging process.
The brief should describe and embody:
Note: For Concept Gardens it is the theme or concept that must be communicated, as function may play a secondary role here. Moreover, Concept Gardens do not need to be functional.
The brief should not:
Assessors and judges welcome the provision of challenging briefs and consideration may be given to those who aim high in their intentions. However, failure to fulfil the brief can result in lost marks. It is useful to take an objective view of the information you provide and to update your brief before the assessing teams receive this information.
REQUIRED: Please complete 1A (Show Garden) or 1B (Concept Show Garden)
In submitting this application and design brief, I/we confirm that if this application is successful, I/we will comply with the obligations set out in the Garden Rules and Regulations and Garden Events Ltd Event Participation Rules and Regulations
If you have any questions or would like more information on Bord Bia Bloom please contact: Kerrie GardinerShow Gardens and Horticulture Content Manager | Bord Bia Bloom
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