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Design: Gardens of Peace, Péronne, France

Launching October 2018, this summer will commence the build of the Jardins de la Paix (Gardens of Peace), a series of perennial gardens on the theme of peace in the Hauts-de-France region that will pay tribute to the countless deaths on French soil between 1914 and 1918, and bear witness to the number and diversity of the countries involved in this conflict.

One of the gardens will be created at the Chateau de Perrone, Historial de la Grande Guerre in the Somme region of Northern France. The garden, to be built in the moat of the castle was designed by Ian Price and Peter Donegan, selected by the jury to represent North Ireland and Ireland respectively. Donegan and Price are 2 of just 14 international garden designers chosen to create one of the 9 gardens.

Below, a short video of where the garden will be created.

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Landscaping, Small Garden Spaces

I’m due to host and speak at the garden talks stage at Limerick Garden Festival 2018 and it seems appropriate that I post the crux of that talk here so it may be referred to by those who come to see.

These points will be a little more of a guide than an essay but should explain better what you have heard or maybe forgot to jot down as I spoke.

Very much looking forward to this and in the meantime if you have any questions ? You can get me here:

The title of the talk:

Smart Garden Design – Small Spaces

1. The Backdrop.

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20 Garden Tips by Peter Donegan

The following are a series of garden advice tips that I popped out on twitter last weekend.

It seems that they proved quite popular for the short stop/ time short and not owners of a million acres of land out there and it was suggested that I pop them a little more formally here.

As you will gather there is no particular order to them, there are 20 in total and none should take you more than a few minutes leading to about an hour.

Happy gardening and enjoy,
Peter

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Garden Talks: Peter Donegan, Limerick Garden Festival 2018

This June I will be hosting The Garden Talks Stage and speaking at Limerick Garden Festival 2018. My own talk will be on garden design in small spaces and how to make the very best of your space outside.

What They Say:

The covered Milk Market is located right in the centre of the city in walking distance from all major car parks and key streets. For the festival we will be using the full covered market area featuring over 35 Plant, Garden and Food Stalls and also we will be making use of the streets around the market featuring a further 10-20 stalls. The market will also feature our Expert Garden Speakers, exhibitions and entertainment from the garden & beyond for Young and Old.

A real honour to be invited here, I’ll be there with a fantastic line up of speaker and experts. Very much looking forward to this one.

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Back Garden Redesign, Dublin

There are two parts to every new garden makeover created – What it was before and what it becomes after. This, matters again, in 2 departments pre works being carried out:

  1. An ability for you to see past what you have existing and to what it is to become, and….
  2. An amount of ones budget that will never, ever be seen unless you were aware what it was before.

To that, this video above makes all the difference.

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