Bord Bia’s Thinking House

The hub of Bord Bia’s Insight and Innovation services, The Thinking House, is the repository of all research, and is where insight and innovation activities are centred.  

Bord Bia carries out a measure of the gardening market every two years. The Value of the Garden Market study 2018 was undertaken by Ipsos MRBI, register for the presentation of these results in our Learning Theatre here

This complements recent reports held by Bord Bia, including the review of the labour status in the horticulture industry as a whole, which was carried out in 2016 and the B&A study on gardening completed in 2017 by RedC.



From Left to Right: Mike Neary, Director Horticulture Division at Bord Bia; Minister of State Andrew Doyle TD, with special responsibility for Horticulture at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; and Carol Marks, Sector Manager for Horticulture at Bord Bia, pictured at Bord Bia’s Learning Theatre. Photo: Joe Keogh.

Ireland’s food, drink, and horticulture industry can enjoy unrestricted access to the latest global trends, research, consumer insights, and industry innovations. 

The creative space includes a Trends Zone to highlight the latest innovations from around the world and a Packaging and Branding gallery to promote best in class design and to showcase Bord Bia’s recent work with Irish producers. 

Bord Bia’s Insight and Innovation services are open to all Irish producers, and a number of nurseries have utilised its brand development programme over recent years. 

Visit the Learning Theatre to see a timetable of talks led by Bord Bia, discussing topics such as the ‘The Question of Plastic’ and ‘Big Data, What is it?’