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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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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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Age Action Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Back Yard Blitz 2017

This summer 2017, the Age Action Ireland and Bank of Ireland Back Yard Blitz took place.

According to Age Action:

The gardening bonanza matches up bank employees with local older people who need a bit of help keeping their gardens maintained.

And over 2 days note BITC

Over 300 Bank of Ireland colleagues, Age Action teams and gardening experts mobilised in Dublin, Cork and Galway to mow the lawns, trim the hedges and generally brighten up the gardens, and the lives, of hundreds of older people.

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Garden Talks: Peter Donegan, Blarney Castle, Blarney in Bloom 2017

garden speaker, peter donegan

This July I will be speaking at Blarney Castle and Gardens at the very amazing Blarney in Bloom Festival.

  • When: Sunday 9 July, 2017
  • Where: Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • What: Blarney in Bloom
  • Cost: 8 euro. Inc’s admission to the Castle and Gardens

What will you be talking about :

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Garden Talks: Peter Donegan, Dublin Castle. Bloom Fringe 2017

Bloom Fringe 2017 took place June Bank Holiday weekend.

Far from the show gardens that I have made, Le Fringers and the very merry possé, it is fair to suggest, do things quite beautifully different.

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