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The Herb Garden

[caption id="attachment_407" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Herb garden in Farmleigh House walled garden[/caption] In Irish gardening, there is a major trend towards “Grow-Your-Own” fruits and vegetables.  This is for a variety of reasons including: wanting to know where our food comes from, cost-saving, taste and experimentation as well as the satisfaction that comes...

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Our Bloom 2011 entry: The Growise Garden

Tim Austen's  fourth Bloom show garden entry, The Growise Garden sponsored by Bord na Mona (Growise) and the Kildare Growers plant and tree experts is under construction in the beautiful show area at the Phoenix Park visitor centre. [caption id="attachment_363" align="alignnone" width="539" caption="Tim Austen designed Growise garden for Bloom 2011"][/caption] This colourful...

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Super Garden returns to our screens

Super Garden, Ireland's garden design X-factor returns to our screens tonight and is currently Ireland's most watched garden design programme.   [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Super Garden judges, Tim, Gary and Paddy mean business!"][/caption] The brand new series features five up and coming Irish garden designers competing to showcase their garden...

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How to build you garden design

When you have put all that hard work in to completing your garden design to the client's satisfaction the next step for you, as a designer and consultant, is to make sure that your design is constructed in the way that you have designed it!  Ideally this should be achieved...

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Tim talks showgardens at the North West Garden Show

On the 8th March, Tim Austen will be speaking about garden design at the launch meeting of this year's North West Garden Show in Donegal.  This will be the second year of the highly successful garden show that attracted 10,000 visitors last year. Organised by the Castlefinn Partnership Initiative, a network...

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Minister John Gormley visits Harbour View Community Garden

As promised on Twitter, I am delighted to report that Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley TD's visit to the community garden was a great success yesterday. Allotment holders turned out in force to meet the Minister and show off our gardening skills...

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