How should your garden grow?

Each garden presents its own drawbacks and opportunities. So where to start? We’ve enlisted the expertise of four of Ireland’s leading garden designers - Diarmuid Gavin, Mary Reynolds, Paul Doyle and June Blake - to help you bring life to your little patch of the planet

6th May, 2018
Paul Doyle: ‘Know your garden designer’s form and style, and choose them based on that’ Pic: Feargal Ward

I want to make a change to my outdoor space. Where should I start?

Begin by dreaming of what your ideal space would be. Take inspiration from books, magazines, Pinterest and Instagram. Gather together a real, or digital, scrapbook of ideas, colour combinations, plants and features and refine it to a version which suits your space and is achievable.

Be realistic. Will a Moroccan-inspired scheme really work in a dark, damp suburban yard?...

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