garden design, ireland, wicklow, leinster, natural, planting, style

Inspiration from Mount Usher
gold medal winner, people’s favourite, Bloom 2008

Inspiration from Mount Usher gold medal winner, peoples’ favourite, Bloom 2008 [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Tim Austen’s debut show garden entitled ‘Inspiration from Mount Usher’ won a gold medal and peoples’ favourite garden at the 2008 Bloom in the Park show in Dublin’s Phoenix park. The purpose of the garden is to celebrate the design and longevity of the renowned Mount Usher gardens and to show how key garden design ideas, such as, the naturalistic planting style and plant layering, or the marrying of formal and natural layouts can...

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Austen Family Garden, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Austen Family gardening together in Kerry [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Since 2004, Tim’s parents, Stephen and Louise Austen, both keen gardeners, have created a garden from scratch in the heart of the beautiful Kerry countryside, which is now open to visits from garden groups. Whilst Tim can’t take any credit for the development of the gardens, which are down to his parent’s hard work and zest for gardening, Tim has helped them in regard to the design and selection of specific features in the garden, including the layout of...

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