The annual arrival of the Burren’s world famous wildflowers is truly spectacular – the Burrenbeo Trust’s Burren in Bloom festival is a celebration of this, opening the magic of this landscape to all. The draft programme for this event is now ready to see so you can plan your early summer in the Burren!
Running from May 19th-21st in venues around the Burren, Burren in Bloom 2017 will focus on the strong link and connection that the unique farming traditions of the Burren have with the abundant biodiversity of this region. Each year, farmers in the Burren send their cattle up into the high Burren to their ‘winterage’, in doing so they are grazing back the previous season’s growth, the dominant herbs and grasses and continuously fertilizing the land throughout the dormant season. All of this has a key ecological output, one that is unique to Europe – a floral orchestra that makes Burren world famous in Maytime. In order to celebrate this, Burren in Bloom is a learning festival which will feature a wide variety of events including walks, talks and demonstrations from local farmers, ecologists and archaeologists.
The Burren in Bloom Festival is coordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust a landscape charity dedicated to connecting all of us to our places and our role in caring for them. For more information on the event go to www.burreninbloom.com.