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Garden Project: Tigers Childcare Ashbourne, Co. Meath

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I had built a garden for Tigers Childcare, Swords in 2015 – a creche and montessori – more than worth a peer over at the very least for the very fact of what it was before and then became. This garden in Ashbourne, Co. Meath as a space was something completely different.

More than aware my qualifications are of horticulture and not childcare, personally (and as a kid who used to grow plants under his bed aged 5 and a half) I was delighted just to remove everything that of now once existed here. And being honest, I think even the finest adult mind could figure out on an etch-a-sketch that no child like imagination could ever have ran wild within such timbered confines.  Read more

Peter Donegan, Garden Media Guild

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The above image was first published in The Garden Media Guild magazine (Winter 2016 edition) and was taken at the Garden Media Awards at The Savoy Hotel, London.

In the midst of getting garden projects completed for the year end I had been somewhat remiss in posting it here and as some may have gathered the news that I am a full GMG member.

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Pictured alongside me good friend aand genius photographer Jonathan Ward and Clare Foggett, Editor The English Garden and GMG Chairman.

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Peter Donegan: A Thank You For 2016

A 2016 thank – double underlined – you, for being brilliant.

See you in 2017.

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Interview: Peter Donegan. Clonline Radio, Cork

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above: Miriam Cotton of West Cork Garden Trail with Peter Donegan.

This interview first aired on Clonline Radio based in Clonakilty, West Cork.

Together with interviewer Moze Jacobs we discuss pretty much everything from how my interest in gardening and horticulture grew, from growing plants under my bed and getting it entirely wrong (aged 5) all the way to studying horticulture and to my first awards for landscaping and design.

We also talk about the very wonderful West Cork Garden Trail, the people who created those gardens and  just what it means to create something so very beautiful in the great outdoors and why.

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Donegan Landscaping: Portmarnock, Co Dublin

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I rarely if ever show works in progress photographs of gardens. I’ve no real specific reason for that; apart from the fact that I feel it shouldn’t influence whether you like that end result or not.

In a funny sort of a way, I will admit it does add to the story when you see what it was beforehand and here I’m going to make the exception.  Read more