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From top Peter Donegan; Peter’s design for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

This Summer

Following the WW1 Centenary Peace garden he designed for the 13th century Chateau de Peronne in France, Dublin-born garden designer Peter Donegan returns to ‘show gardening’ at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2020.

Peter’s show garden – ‘Northern Roots Oldham Garden’ (top) – has been designed to showcase the new green space project Northern Roots, the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park placed in 160 acres of green space in the heart of Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Paying homage to Oldham’s Industrial heritage, the Northern Roots Oldham Garden will incorporate York stone and sandstone salvaged from Oldham’s Grade 2 listed Town Hall and 19th century mills.

In fairness.

Peter Donegan

RHS Hampton Court Festival 2020

Previously: Peter Donegan on Broadsheet

From top: Peter Donegan (left) and Ed Burnham of Burnham Landscaping: Peter’s silver Medal-winning garden at the RHS Flower Show Cardiff

With silver bells!

You might recall earlier this month, we told you that Peter Donegan had become the first Irish gardener to have designs accepted to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show in Cardiff, Wales.

Well, Peter’s design, for UK based garden charity Perennial and constructed by Burnham Landscaping, won SILVER at the 180-year-old competition.

Last year, the Dubliner was selected by a French jury to represent Ireland to design and realise the Irish WW1 Centenary Peace Garden at Chateau de Peronne in the Somme, Northern France.

The Perreniel Garden will now be relocated to Veterans Growth in East Sussex, England a charity who run horticultural therapy courses for ex-service men and women who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

In fairness.

Peter Donegan

Previously: Blades of Glory

Dublin landscape gardener Peter Donegan, the first Irish designer to show at the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show in Cardiff and his garden (top).

Via Perennial:

To help mark its 180th anniversary, UK based garden charity Perennial has partnered with Irish garden designer Peter Donegan with a show garden for RHS Flower Show Cardiff (April 12-14).

It is the first time the horticulture trade charity has exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show and the first time Peter (or any Irish designer) has had designs accepted to the prestigous flower show.

In November 2018 Peter was selected by a French jury to represent Ireland to design and realise the Irish WW1 Centenary Peace Garden at Chateau de Peronne in the Somme region of Northern France and see the garden in the dried up moat of the 13th century castle to completion. This will be Peter’s first public garden since his return.

After RHS Cardiff, the garden will be redesigned and relocated to Veterans Growth in East Sussex, a charity who run horticultural therapy courses for ex-service men and women who have been diagnosed with mental illness.

In fairness.

Peter Donegan


Free accommodation (with chair) for casual gardening work in Sligo

Are you a  green-fingered introvert?

Fancy a free(ish) month in the country?

Via Gumtree

An ideal situation for someone looking to save on rental costs while living surrounded by fantastic natural scenes [County Sligo].

The property is set in a spectacular location with views of the iconic Ben Bulben mountain, as well as nearby features such as beaches, surfing, hiking, scenic cycling routes.

Plenty of work has been done on the place over the summer but maintenance is necessary over the coming months. We don’t expect too much work, a few hours here and there just to keep the place ticking along.

We have plans to remodel the whole place into an artist retreat so it’s open to any initiative you can bring to the table in this regard too.

You could keep a job on the go while just doing some gardening work here the odd evening and on weekend afternoons.

We have a 4 acre plot and free accommodation space so if this all the above sounds good to you, this is your lucky day!…. Looking for someone who can stay at least a month between Sept-December.

Free accommodation for casual gardening work (Gumtree)

Kevin Whitty writes:

You would return a better person…

In Fairness/Fight!