By listening carefully to her client and the land in question, Mary undertakes the design of gardens that marry the needs and wishes of the land's guardian with the needs and wishes of the land itself. With her roots in permaculture theory, Mary seeks to create spaces that are healing, truthful and magical. Read more about Mary.

Dare to Be Wild Film Screening Dublin


Dare to Be Wild, the feature length film based on Mary’s true life story, will screen at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in March. The film focuses on the magical story of Mary’s journey to build a gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The screening will be on 26th March at the Lighthouse, 8pm. Tickets go on sale on the film fest website on the 25th February @ 7.30pm.

You can see some stills from the film here on our site and recent distribution news here at Scannain and Variety.


New DIY Forest Garden blog post


Claire has provided an update to her story about building a forest garden using techniques outlined in Mary’s upcoming book The Wild Way. Read along & check out the photos here.

Marketa Irglova & MUNA


Not only is Mary artistic in the wild, she can put that talent to paper as well. Some of her artwork is featured throughout MUNA, the latest album by musician Marketa Irglova. You may know Marketa from the band The Swell Season or as “girl” in the film Once. MUNA, released just last week, is Marketa’s second solo record.

Marketa is an old friend and she asked me to do some drawings for her new album MUNA. I sometimes do prayer drawings for friends which involve me connecting in to the situation that needs help and putting a pen to paper and watching what emerges, all the while holding the best possible outcome in my heart, whatever that may be. I followed that same process for each of Marketa’s beautiful songs and I am honoured that she used them in her album booklet.

Learn more about Mary’s role in the making of MUNA here and see her art throughout the lyrics section here.