Growing with the gardens of Glin

Growing with the gardens of Glin
Glin Castle in Co Limerick: the contrast between formal and informal gardens creates a pleasing atmosphere. Imen McDonnell

Catherine Fitzgerald’s talents as a garden designer are showcased to the fullest in the delightful grounds of her family’s ancestral home, Glin Castle in Co Limerick

Catherine Fitzgerald’s first forays into the world of garden design began with a baptism of fire. She took a job working as a planting designer for the formidable doyenne of garden design, Arabella Lennox-Boyd.

“It was very high-pressure: most people never associate working in gardens as being high-pressure, but it was,” she said.

She travelled around from project to project doing planting plans. “It was brilliant training, [Lennox-Boyd] was such a professional and a...

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