Morning Ireland, in the person of Aine Lawlor, went along to Bloom to see the award-winning gardens and to speak to some of the competition entrants. And she got the views of Labour's gardening enthusiast Ruairi Quinn, and the Green party junior minister Ciaran Cuffe about the state of horticulture in Ireland.
Click on the links below to listen to Aine's interviews
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Click here to see photos of Bloom 2010