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Design: The Perennial Garden, RHS Flower Show, Cardiff 2019

Peter Donegan, RHS Flower Show

Perennial and Peter Donegan confirm Show Garden at RHS Flower Show, Cardiff 2019.

To help mark its 180th anniversary, Perennial has partnered with Irish garden designer Peter Donegan with a show garden for RHS Flower Show Cardiff (12-14 April 2019). It is the first time the horticulture trade charity has exhibited at the first major Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show of the calendar and the first time Peter (or any Irish designer) has designed there.

In November 2018 Peter was selected by a French jury to represent Ireland to design and realise the Irish WW1 Centenary Peace Garden at Chateau de Peronne in the Somme region of Northern France and see the garden in the dried up moat of the 13th century castle to completion. This will be Peter’s first public garden since his return.

The Perennial Garden has been made possible by the support of the horticulture industry and in particular Ed Burnham and Burnham Landscaping, who since 2011 have created no less than 13 RHS Show Gardens (their most recent being at RHS Chelsea) and are constructing the show garden, and Giles Heap and the CED Natural Stone team who are providing the hard landscaping and additional support.

Speaking about the garden and his decision to support Perennial, designer Peter Donegan says: Read more

Bookings: Garden Talks, Speaking and Demonstrations 2019

Bookings Now Being Taken for 2019/ 2020

Above image: Speaking at The Landscape Show, London 2018.

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Irish WW1 Centenary Peace Garden. Péronne, France

In 2018, Peter Donegan was selected by a French Jury to represent Ireland to design and realise a garden in the moat of the 13th century Chateau de Peronne, known as The Historial de la Grande Guerre, in the Somme region of Northern France.

A series of Peace Gardens (Jardin de la Paix) in very historic locations there were to be created to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. The gardens were to be designed and realised by 14 internationally selected garden designers.

The Irish WW1 Peace Garden of the Historial Péronne visited by President Emmanuel Macron Friday 9th November 2018 is now complete. An official Irish inauguration of the garden is set to follow in the coming weeks.

The following post is the story behind and about the garden. Before the build of the Irish garden began is better told in this article by Anthea McTiernan of The Irish Times.   Read more

BBC Radio Ulster: Gardeners Corner Special

BBC Radio Ulster, Gardeners Corner.
Saturday 10 November, 9am
listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00012ff

David Maxwell presents a special edition of Gardeners’ Corner from the Somme where 15 Gardens of Peace (Jardin de la Paix) are being constructed near sites of the Great War.  Read more

France TV: Peter Donegan, Historial de la Grande Guerre, Garden Designer

The recording (below) for France Tv station Weo with Adelaide Bollart, was just as I began phase 2, of the completion of the Irish WW1 Peace Garden at Chateau de Péronne, Historial de la Grande Guerre, France.

Though an official inauguration is to be announced, the Irish Jarden de la Paix garden has was opened Tuesday 8th November 2018, in time for the Armistice Centenary.

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