The Dublin gardening festival just hit 'instant cool' thanks to an Abba-inspired show garden with live dj sets from Ireland's hottest tune spinners.
Don't get us wrong, we've always enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the country's finest show gardens and a turn (or five) around the Bord Bia food tents at Bloom. But we're more than slightly intrigued by this year's Abba-inspired addition: a whole show garden created as an ode to the new movie Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! complete with live performances and DJ sets by ex-Boyzoner Keith Duffy and model of the moment Thalia Heffernan. Intrigued?
The Greek-themed garden is the creation of award-winning designer Tunde Szentesi. Taking influences from the fictional Greek island of Kolakairi, where the movie is set, it even has a nod to the famous Hotel Bella Donna, set to be the central location of the film again as teased by Amanda Seyfried's Insta page.
Giving it the full Mamma Mia singalong feels are guest DJs over the weekend Keith Duffy (Friday), Orla Feeney (Saturday and Monday) and It girl and former Irish Tatler cover star Thalia Heffernan on Sunday.
Of course, there will be lots more to see, notably the Irish craft village by Design & Craft Council Ireland with artisan creations for your home and life and many more exceptional garden creations, like the Moving Statues to Marriage Equality by Brian Burke and hotly tipped The Sanctuary Upside Down Garden by Mark O'Loughlin (you may remember him from such award-winning Bloom gardens as Alice in Wonderland (2011) and Wizard of Oz (2013).
There's also loads to do for the kids and a fashion show care of Debenhams, 200 retailers and 100 food and drink exhibitors. Given the sunny weekend forecast, you'll know where to find us...giving our best rendition of Dancing Queen by the bougainvillea, naturally. Cheers!
For more information on tickets to Bloom, click here.