Garden Design Talk: LCA Horticulture Class, Lusk Community College

Tuesday 19th March I had the honour to meet and chat with the LCA horticulture class at Lusk community College Dublin. I was invited there to talk about garden design as a career, how to do so and my journey through the horticulture industry from a life as a 6 year old growing plants under his bed, through horticulture college and to the design of a garden in a 13th Century Castle in France representing Ireland. Read more

Garden Speaking: The RHS, Garden Talks Theatre, 2019

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I’ll be on The RHS Talks Theatre main stage Saturday 13th April at 3pm and again at 4pm.

The first talk will be my interviewing the very legendary BBC’s Terry Walton (update: pictured above in conversation) and the second will be hosting a discussion about The Perennial Garden I designed for this years RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2019.

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Garden Talk: Peter Donegan, Ed Burnham, Royal British Legion, Cardiff

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This April 8th Peter Donegan (Designer of The Perennial Garden) and Ed Burnham (Contractor) will give a talk on the garden that will be, for The Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show Cardiff. RHS Cardiff is officially open to the public April 12th – 14th.

  • When: Monday 8th April, 2019 @ 7.15 pm
  • Where: The Royal British Legion, United Services Mess, 4 Wharton Street, Cardiff CF10 1AG
  • What:
    Donegan and Burnham will give an entertaining talk on just how Peter became the first Irish garden designer to have designs accepted to the prestigeous RHS show, the partnership with Burnham Landscaping and subsequently how sponsors Perennial – a horticultural charity who this year celebrate their 180th anniversary – and the first time for all three to be at the show, came together.

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Pro Landscaper Magazine: RHS Flower Show Garden for Veterans Growth

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There has been some wonderful coverage of The Perennial Garden for RHS Cardiff 2019 and as the story has evolved, this from Pro Landscaper Magazine (who did cover the storys release in January) tells of the recent updates, the now much evolved team since then and where the garden is to be relocated after the prestigeous Royal Horticultural Society show.

Read: Perennial Garden at RHS Cardiff to be gifted to Veterans Growth

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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