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

RHS Flower Show, Perennial Garden, 2019

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 Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show and the first time Peter (or any Irish designer) has had designs accepted to the prestigeous flower show.

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. Read more

Horticulture Week Magazine: Peter Donegan Designs Perennial RHS Garden

Hort Week Magazine’s Matt Appleby was the first to break with the news of the Peter Donegan designed Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show Cardiff Garden for Perennial.

Read More: Hort Week Magazine – Peter Donegan to create garden for Perennial at RHS Flower Show Cardiff in anniversary year.

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Bookings: Garden Talks, Speaking and Demonstrations 2019

Bookings Now Being Taken for 2019/ 2020

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

Peter Donegan – A Short HistoryRead more

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