When discussing child proteges the first name that often comes to mind is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The 18th century Salzburg superstar was a talented pianist, violinist and composer by the age of five. Dublin-based Landscape Architect Peter Donegan certainly wouldn’t compare himself to Wolfgang, but he does share some similarities. He too, was an early starter, but he happily describes his young self as “nerdy and geeky”, rather than anything as pompous as a “protégé”.
It is always humbling to read the thoughts of another on my work in this case of the gardens I designed at Historial de la Grande Guerre Château de Péronne in The Australian Institute of Horticulture Hort Insights magazine.
I think, that view matters just a bit much more when it’s from a fellow professional. Have a read below…..
Australian Institute Horticulture Conference 2023
- When: 27th October 2023
- Tickets: $ 300 via aih.org.au
- Title: Growing the Green Economy
- Venue: Civic Reception Room, Cairns Regional Council Offices, 119-145 Spence St, Portsmith
Penned by the extremely talented Rosanna Spence for Saga Exceptional, the sub title reads, Dazzling designs that prove your garden doesn’t need full sun to shine. It is a collection of UK based landscape architects including The Society of Garden Designers SGD (UK) of which I am a full member and boasts 17 designs that work in places of shade, 2 of which are Peter Donegan garden designs.