Improve your home lifestyle, well-being & feel good factor…… with a strong colourful garden design! a blog by Michael O’Reilly UTV Garden Designer of the year

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In a recent world survey about home & property values in 80 countries found that 78% of property & estate agents value the well groomed garden or green element of properties to be worth on average 15% of the overall property value!

The same report suggests that if home owners invested money to employ a professional  garden designer that the net increased value resulting in creating a beautiful garden had a fourfold financial return for every pound/euro spent !

“A Room for all Seasons ! “ won “Gold”, “ Best in Show” & the UTV “The Magazine Show” Garden design competition 2014

Our recent multi-award-winning show garden at Garden Show Ireland 2014 “A Room for all  Seasons ! “was designed as a simple contemporary garden space ( 5m x 5m ) which could work as  a small courtyard,  or fit neatly in a medium or large  garden by creating a go-to entertainment area to all al-fresco eating, entertaining & funky fun place to hang out & relax in ,   at the end of a long day ! This  simple well designed  rectilinear space really excited the visiting public.


Clever u      A neat  5x5m space,  using natural stone, sedum & herb  wall, a funky glass refuge, colourful planting & rectilinear water feature


Blends wild planting & glass structures & bronze sculpture        Acid yellow grasses purples & blues create an energetic colour burst

A small space like this is ideal as a kitchen garden for BBQ’s, relaxing, entertaining night & day & can be built in a couple of weeks !

This is a flavour of what can be designed locally & people will spend more time at home entertaining in their new outdoor room !!!

Garden design enquiries: Michael O’Reilly MGLDA  The Garden Design Shop ( Mob ) 0044 7774 18345  or




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