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Plan your garden design

So, you’ve watched the garden makeover programmes on TV, read the garden magazines, you’ve Googled garden designers and famous gardens in Ireland and across the world, you’ve used Facebook and Instagram to find those wow garden images and you’ve put them all together on your Pinterest account.  You know what you want and you’re ready to get the garden designed.  You deserve congratulations at this stage, as you will have put concerted effort and significant time into getting to this point.  What’s next? The next big step will be for you...

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Fine-tuning your garden design plans

The early days of the New Year give us a chance to reflect on the past year's activity and to plan anew for the coming year.  We tend to be full of fresh ideas, we want to make a difference for the better in the coming months and, in a sort of mental-vacuum, are often devoid of self-doubt.  Anything and everything seems possible.   However, in my view, there is a certain need to put a frame, call it structure if you will, around this somewhat dreamy state, essentially to see if...

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‘How to build your design’ Specifications, Bill of Quantities Costings Scheduling & Project Management

Hi, I am giving this workshop with Colm Doyle on Saturday the 2nd March, 2013 if you would like to attend, please book via the GLDA website:  Payable to the GLDA (Book here)"Two experienced designers and project managers show how to draw up a contract document including contract conditions, specifications and schedules of quantity to allow for tendering and project managing the construction of all aspects of a design including hard and soft landscape work.They will show how to manage the construction of garden...

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