The Bord Bia's Bloom festival is returning this Thursday and over the long bank holiday weekend in the Phoenix Park.
The garden festival is expecting over 100,000 people to visit their 22 show gardens, 13 postcard gardens, 50 floral and botanical art displays and 110 food stands.
Over the five days there will be live talks, demonstrations, family friendly activities and the judging of the show gardens.
The designers and sponsors of the show gardens have been working all month on perfecting every flower patch and sculpture in hope to receive a gold medal for their work.
The festivals Chief judge, Andre Wilson, is an award winning garden designer, lecturer and writer who has spent 17 years assessing and judging show gardens.
The judges will assess each garden on it's originality, balance and scale, construction, planting and overall impact.
The designs range from functional gardens to themed gardens and are made by designers with help from sponsors or from organisations and charities such as Our Lady's Children Hospital and Dogs Trust.
Joan Mallon, designer of the Enable Ireland garden named 'NO LIMITS' was inspired by what the children with Enable Ireland wanted.
While in the garden Joan talked about why she included certain aspects;
"We are sitting in a replica of a Helter Skelter and a Helter Skelter is a metaphor for the challenges and journey that people with disabilities go through ... there's ups and downs, there's curves, you go round and round but it also represents the fun aspect that were trying to portray that the children wanted".
"The public maybe don't realise the amount of work that goes into it, they just see the finished product and I suppose that's the way it should be. We are the magic makers".
Another designer, Bríd Conroy created a garden representing the new Despicable Me 3 movie coming out. She said she was interested in creating something fun that also shows the contrasting personalities of the two characters Gru and Dru.
"So the garden is split into two, one is Gru's dark and kind of gloom side and the other side is Dru's bright and cheery side".
"I wanted to do something really fun and different, it's something you would never get to do in a real garden".
Elaine Crosse, Bord Bia's spokesperson talked about the weekend to come;
"Bord Bia has ran Bloom for the last 11 years, there's something here for everyone, whether your 5 or 85".