To celebrate the eleventh anniversary of the flower-filled festival there will be live television and radio broadcasts from the Phoenix park from Thursday 1st to Monday 5th of June.

Who will be there?

  • Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey will present three live shows on RTÉ One
  • Joe Duffy, Miriam O’Callaghan, Marty Whelan & Ronan Collins all live from Bloom
  • Live RTÉ Weather bulletins and live entertainment for kids from RTÉjr
  • Live performances from RTÉ lyric FM’s Lyric Quartet
  • Gary & Paul O’Donovan in conversation with RTÉ Sport’s Jacqui Hurley

Super Garden
Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey return to present three live half-hour shows on RTÉ One from the first day of Bloom, including the final of Super Garden 2017 at 7pm.

This is the ninth series of the show, which follows five budding garden designers who compete to showcase their talents at Ireland's garden festival.

Aine and Marty will meet with the designers responsible for creating this year’s stunning show gardens and discuss this year's floral trends.

Viewers can vote for their favourite garden for the Viewers’ Choice Award before the presenters unveil the winner live at 8.30pm on RTÉ One.

Panel discussions
Last year, radio presenter Louise McSharry hosted a fantastic panel discussion with the Operation Transformation team to discuss fitness and health in Ireland that went a treat with the audience.

This year there will be a number of discussions taking place throughout the weekend, including a chance to meet the judges of RTÉ One’s Super Garden at 1pm on Thursday.

There will be a conversation with the RTÉ Guide's gardening columnist, Dermot O'Neill who will offer expert tips and advice at 2pm on Thursday hosted by Donal O'Donoghue.

All of these panel discussions will be impressive but we are especially excited to see Olympic Rowers, Paul and Gary Donovan join RTÉ Sport’s Jacqui Hurley for a chat at 10.30am on Friday!

Kids Activities
There will loads of activities for the kids including face painting every day from 11am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

RTÉjr’s popular Bug Hunter brings his collection of creepy crawlies to the RTÉ set at 1.30pm on Saturday 3rd June.

There will be singing and dancing as part of Jolly Days with the gang from RTÉjr at 3pm on Sunday.

On Monday 5th June, you will have a chance to meet RTÉjr presenters Clara and John from 1pm.



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RTÉ at Bloom 2017