LANDSCAPES & PERMACULTURE
how i work...
Based in West Cork and through demand over the past 15 years, I have developed large installations in Ireland, Germany, France and the UK, at Garden Shows, Festivals and exhibitions, in both public spaces and private properties - The work ranges from small scale, intimate garden creations to permanent landscape projects, the resounding themes in all of the creations being the crossover of aesthetics, functionality, and sustainable design. The designs embrace the creation of calming and therapeutic sculpture garden spaces with a message of respect for the natural environment.
I create spaces that not only embrace the ethics and practice of permaculture, through energy efficiency, sustainability and function, but also educational spaces and a place where people can relax and recharge amongst the flowing organic designs of plant life and sculpture.
I will design and lead the construction of installations, creating gardens and sculpture according to individual tastes and settings.
the design process...
The stages of the design process are:
Site assessment, looking at topography the flora and fauna and climatic conditions, the soils and resources, as well as the site in a historical context to the local area
A questionnaire for the client to assess the needs, functions, aesthetics and hopes for the design
Visualisation - sketches of ideas to discuss with the client
Impression - Drawing of a final idea
Design and 3D drawings
Quantifying materials, labour and time
Realisation - step by step process of construction and costs
award winning PROJECTS
NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS, County Laois, Ireland. 2015 Garden installation in collaboration with Dermot Gavin, Irish Gardener and TV Personality.
TATTON PARK FLOWER SHOW, Manchester, UK. Installation and garden, winning Best Show Feature and Highly Commended.
Warner Brothers Garden design short list in 2015.
Installation and garden winning Best in Show and RHS Gold Award - ‘Engaging Spaces’ in 2011.
Sculpture and Garden Installations on public display.
get in touch...
ADDRESS: Milbeg, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
TEL: 00 353 (0) 86 238 7069 | firstname.lastname@example.org