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This is the concept plan that I did for Castlebar Community Garden. The circulating paths form a leaf shape, symbolizing the importance of photosynthesis and plants to all our lives.

The lines of a terraced grass bank follow the pattern of parallel leaf venation and create an amphitheatre in front of a staging area while paths divide the lower garden into sections representing those plants that have reticulate venation. Native trees, the Elders of The Woods and Commoners of the Woods, the sacred trees of the Celts give height to mixed planting in borders. Vegetable growing areas, fruit trees and soft fruit bushes grow food. Now that the design is done, all we have to do is build it…

The Garden School

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture Home Study courses is now available as a number of options ranging from correspondence course only for 18 months enrolment to 24 month correspondence and 20 seminars in the National botanic gardens over two years on Saturdays. You can also choose to attend the seminars only.

All options can be paid by monthly instalment over five or ten months. So now you can get a recognised horticultural qualification for €370 over ten months, that is less then €10 per week.