THE BEST IN SHOW: In a fantastic blog by thebikinggardener.com the writer Geoff Stebbings writes about the show winning garden by Michael O’Reilly & Maurice Maxwell…….. we will let the blogger say it in their own words
“UTV Garden Design Competition
This year the gardens had an extra element of interest because of the UTV Garden Design Competition. This was to design a small garden (5mx5m) that was fun, useful and easy to maintain. All the gardens had a different theme and the standard was very good. They were featured on UTV as well as getting the admiration of visitors. The judging panel was myself, the wonderful and unique Helen Dillon and Reg Maxwell, former Head of Botanic Gardens, Belfast.
The winner of the competition was ‘Room for all Seasons’ by Michael O’Reilly and Maurice Maxwell. It was a calm, beautifully constructed and carefully planted design that would look beautiful without any plants but was enhanced by the clever planting that broke the stark symmetry of the hard landscaping” ………… for the full article follow :>> http://thebikinggardener.com/2014/05/11/garden-show-ireland-2014/
For Design Enquiries contact Michael O’Reilly of The Garden Design Shop by email Michael@gdsni.co.uk or by mobile +44 (0) 7774 183456.
Extensive awards from the show
Garden Show Ireland 2014 “ A room for all Seasons ”
Judging by Helen Dillon , Rob steadings, Reg Maxwell & Cherie McIlwane ( BBC ) 3 awards…
1 : “ Gold”
2 : “ Best in Show “
3 : The Inaugural UTV’s “ The Magazine Show “ garden design award for 2014 presented last Friday evening by Sarah travers.. “a great honour & my co-designer Maurice Maxwell ( Omagh ) & I are absolutely delighted & thrilled winning all three awards at GSI 2014…” Michael O’Reilly
The garden will now be featured in the UK’s Garden Design Journal…
Photo credit Vincent McMonagle (Dublin)