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Jim Reynolds: Bordering on the sublime

Restoring the overgrown grounds of a former boarding school was quite a task for garden designer Reynolds

20th November, 2016
The picturesque surrounds of Ballyfin, Co Laois

Jim Reynolds, the renowned garden designer and owner of Butterstream Gardens in Trim, Co Meath, closed up shop and disappeared more than a decade ago. Well not quite, but that may be how it seemed to some. He had in fact become deeply involved in one of the most ambitious restorations of a house and garden the country has ever seen – the magnificent Ballyfin, in Co Laois.

Butterstream, which he began in 1970, was...

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