Garden Workshop: Container and Kitchen Gardening, Thyme and Place, Salt Lake City

Sunday 19th March 2017.

During my time in Salt Lake City, (more on that when I catch my breath) I gave two courses at boutique garden store Thyme and Place, Utah.

The first on container gardening took re-purposed wooden boxes, sponsored by Barebones Living and turned them into, in short, miniature gardens. From how to care for plants and keep them alive to the actual design technique and piecing the selcted plants together to create a stunning display.

The second class I gave was on growing your own kitchen garden. Specifically aimed at those who had as some may call it, a brown thumb. The basics covered, watering and capillary action (sounds technical, but it’s not explained right) – all the way through to seed grermination and potting on.

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Audio: An Interview with Peter Donegan, on The CLN Podcast

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This is probably one of the most indepth interviews I’ve ever done. I don’t think there’s any apparent reason to that but, that I usually ask the questions or I’m there as as garden person to speak of horticulture.

As a by the way, you can get this interview in all good podcast stores and via CLN Podcast in iTunes, which means you can grab it on your mobile phone.

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Garden Talks, Speaking and Event MC, 2017

Bookings Now Being Taken for 2017/ 2018

Peter Donegan – A Very Short History:

I started growing plants from the age of 5, created my first garden aged 10 and of now have won national awards for the design and build of 17th and 18th Century estates. I have also built and designed show gardens for both display and at national competition. And whether I am creating gardens privately, advising, teaching or talking about a particular horticultural subject, horticulture and gardening has been my entire life and I am at my happiest when I and the great outdoors are together. I started Donegan Landscaping Dublin in 2001, aged 24.

Peter Donegan is a full member of The Garden Media Guild (UK)

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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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