Tim Austen has been interviewed by journalists, radio presenters and bloggers concerning his garden design work and his participation in gardening events.

He has contributed articles to landscape and garden design related publications and writes his own blog.  He is an enthusiastic advocate for Irish garden design and the contribution that both good design and horticulture can make to the well-being of society on the whole.

Multi-award winning garden designer Tim Austen appeared on TV screens as judge of RTÉ One’s Super Garden TV series in 2010 and 2011 and returned to mentor the winning contestant in 2013. He is also a guest, design judge and creator of gardens at the annual Northwest garden show- he featured on the RTÉ Nationwide episode filmed there in 2011. He has been profiled widely in the Irish press and has done national radio broadcasting. His awards include 3 gold medals at Bloom in the Park in 2008, 2009 and 2013. He won the Peoples’ Favourite Garden at Bloom 2008 and Best Garden award at Bloom 2009. His garden was profiled by Áine Lawlor on RTÉ’s Bloom special 2013.

Media Outlets



The Irish Times Magazine, June 1st 2013

Gardens, Fionnuala Fallon

Full Bloom

Gardens at this year’s show display inventiveness in lean times
“Wicklow designer Tim Austen’s lovely show garden, Giardino della mostra also pays homage to Ireland’s wild places, in a very different way. Sponsored by Gardenworld and featuring an elegantly formal linear design…”

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The Irish Times Magazine, June 18, 2011

Jane Powers gardens

Not your average shed, Ted
“Alternative garden structures were inspiring at the recent Bloom garden festival……In Tim Austen’s Growise Garden, Christy Collard’s larch and Douglas fir gazebo was delightfully mesmerising, with its concentric roundels of amber coloured larch cushioned with moss.  It was an organic…”

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Irish Independent Magazine, June 5th 2010


Tim Austen: Presenter
This picture of myself and my younger brother Zebedee was taken in the garden of our old family home near Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.  It was a beautiful place – if you look out from Powerscourt you could see it with the Sugarloaf Mountain in the background…”

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The Irish Times Magazine, May 23rd 2009

Jane Powers

Tim Austen: TeamArchitect
Tim Austen has an advantage over some of his fellow landscape architects: he came from gardening (his parents’ garden was once part of the Wicklow Garden Trail). So he’s good with plants – which means that his creations don’t just have nice bones, they’re well-dressed too.”

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The Irish Times Magazine, June 20, 2009

Jane Powers gardens

“Living long in the memory
The most successful gardens at the Bloom festival showed both imagination and experimentation.

I was pleasantly surprisedby the composite decking onTim Austen’s gold medal winning Garden Lounge garden…”

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Image Interiors July / August 2010

Garden Makeover

Whether you’re selling your house or just prettying your garden up for summer, award-winning landscape architect and Super Garden judge Tim Austen has advice on how to increase your kerb appeal…

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Business & Finance,

Ones to Watch

Austen Associates
Award-winning design from TV’s Super Garden judge

What is it?
Austen Assoicates is an award-winning landscape-architecture design practice run by Tim Austen, a professional landscape architect and judge on the RTÉ television programme, Super Garden.
The practice, which s based in Wicklow Town, was founded in 2007….

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Woodland, Spring 2015

Gardens made for trees
Tim Austen is an award-winning garden designer and landscape architect. He has completed three Gold Medal-winning large show gardens at Bloom in the Park in Dublin, won the people’s favourite garden at Bloom in both 2008 and 2014, and the best garden award in 2009, and has an extensive portfolio of completed private garden designs across Ireland….”

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Woman’s Way, July 26th 2010

“Small spaces….Big Ideas
Award winning landscape architect and RTÉ’s Super Garden judge Tim Austen gives us his tips to think big.
Don’t let a confined space limit the possibility of having a beautifully designed garden. Garden design can often focus on sweeping borders….”

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Senior Times, June / July 2010,

The secret of successful vegetable gardening
Tim Austen advises

“Working as a landscape architect, I have often included vegetable patches, fruit orchards and herb gardens in other people’s gardens.  My landscape architecture firm, Austen Associates, has noticed a significant growth in interest from customers…”

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TV Now, June 5th – 11th 2010

“Questions You’d Love To Ask…Tim Austen
Later on, I began to enjoy gardening and I designed a little seating area in my parent’s garden when I was in my early teens.  I guess this was a foretaste of my garden business, Austen Associates….”

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Moriarty’s – Where the Gap begins

2014 Development Plan
“Well known garden designer, Tim Austen, has designed both a beautiful and productive garden to complement the new Gap of Dunloe shop and café.
Using many native Irish plants in his design, Tim’s proposals include for the creation of a garden of interpretation at the upper level that includes viewing platforms with information boards….”

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National Newspapers

Irish Independent, 23 January 2015

“Your great outdoors
Having nine awards from Bloom in the Park as well as being a judge on RTÉ’s Super Garden, acclaimed garden designer Tim Austen is an authority on what really makes your green spaces special.  He has some advice for anyone ……”

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The Journal

Bloomin’ lovely
“Another garden that caught my eye was “Inspiration from Mount Usher” (main picture), deisgned byTim Austen.  It had a 4m x 6m “river”, containing 6,000 litres of water, that looked totally realistic…”

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Sunday Tribune, Property-Interiors, 6 May 2007

Turn your outside into the in place to be
“Gardens and especially “designed” gardens, are en vogue.  The new garden is an extension of the architecture of the house.  It’s an outdoor room with pre-defined functions, along with…..”

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The Irish Examiner

Spotting a market in the Gap
“…employed top garden designer Tim Austen, who has three Bloom gold medals, to design a layout for their five acre gardens.
It features viewing points and seating areas, multi….”

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Irish Independent, Thursday 2 June 2011

There’s nothing shallow about this gardening gala
“…Horticulturalist Tim Austen, who won the gold medal and overall winner at Bloom 2009 and was a judge on RTÉ’s “Super Garden” is among those taking part.
His “Growise” garden uses a mixture of old and new…”

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Irish Examiner

Tim Austen, landscape architect and judge on RTÉ’s Super Garden talks to Niamh Hennessy
“Tell us about yourself and the line of work you’re in?
I run an award-winning landscape architecture practice, Austen Associates…”

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Irish Independent, 3 June, 2011

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The Irish Times, May 29, 2009

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The Irish Times, May 30, 2014

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The Sunday Times, Home, May 30, 2010

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Wicklow Press

Wicklow People, October 2015

Designer Tim’s Joy at national award
The recent announcement of the Wicklow World War 1 Memorial Park as the People’s Choice Award for Outdoor Spaces winner at the recent Irish Landscaping Institute awards has been welcomed by the designer behind the project.

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Wicklow People, May 13, 2015

“Garden County’s garden expert.

Despite great success at previous Bloom Festivals, Tim Austen is going to have to sit out this year’s event. The garden designer who has achieved national acclaim for his creations tells David Metcalf why.

The Wicklow man first set up stall at Ireland’s hugely popular answer to the Chelsea….

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Wicklow People, June 2013


Conor O’Brien talks to gold medal winner Tim Austen
Wicklow resident Tim Austen recently won a gold medal in the large garden category at this year’s Bloom Garden Festival for his garden, christened Giardino della Mostra.

The garden made a strong impression on the judges and public alike…

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In Wicklow Magazine, March 2012

Interview with Tim Austen
The Garden County swept the board at Bloom last year…one of those much highly coveted titles going to Wicklow based Tim Austen, a previous gold medal winner at Bloom…provides us with a little insight in to what makes him tick and why he is in such high demand. He also offers up priceless (garden design) tips and (gardening) advice for Spring/Summer 2012…

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The Wicklow People, June 8th 2011

Blooming Good Show
The Garden County swept the board at Bloom last weekend bringing home an envious collection of medals. As almost 90,000 visitors filed through the gardening and food festival in the Phoenix Park over the bank holiday weekend, local garden designers from throughout Wicklow were toasting their success…”

Bloom 2011 Wicklow Garden Designer Tim Austen Medal Winner Showgarden Growise Supergarden
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The Wicklow People, June 2008

“Austen proud owner of gold medal
Things couldn’t have gone any better for landscape architect Tim Austen at his debut show at Bloom 2008 in Phoenix Park as he returned home to Wicklow town the proud winner of a gold medal and with an exhibit the public couldn’t get enough of

The Gold Medal was awarded….”

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