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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.   

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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
     

  • Construction

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award winning PROJECTS

National Ploughing Championships Ireland
National Ploughing Championships Ireland

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS, County Laois, Ireland. 2015 Garden installation in collaboration with Dermot Gavin, Irish Gardener and TV Personality.

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Chaumont-Sur-Loire, France: Winner
Chaumont-Sur-Loire, France: Winner
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Bloom
Bloom
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Tatton Park Flower Show 2011: Winner of Best Show Feature & Highly Commended
Tatton Park Flower Show 2011: Winner of Best Show Feature & Highly Commended

TATTON PARK FLOWER SHOW, Manchester, UK. Installation and garden, winning Best Show Feature and Highly Commended.

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Bloom in the Park, Ireland: Shortlisted for Warner Brothers Garden Design
Bloom in the Park, Ireland: Shortlisted for Warner Brothers Garden Design

Warner Brothers Garden design short list in 2015.

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Bloom: Best in Show & RHS Gold Award 2011
Bloom: Best in Show & RHS Gold Award 2011

Installation and garden winning Best in Show and RHS Gold Award - ‘Engaging Spaces’ in 2011.

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Bantry House & Gardens
Bantry House & Gardens

Sculpture and Garden Installations on public display.

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get in touch...

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ADDRESS: Milbeg, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

TEL:  00 353 (0) 86 238 7069  |   hortisculpture@gmail.com