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.

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.

Kinsale Arts Festival Workshop & Banter

Mary will be doing a workshop “Designing Abundance in Harmony with Nature” on the 26th of September at the Kinsale Arts Festival. Click here for information about the event.

In addition, Mary will join the Banter Session happening on the 27th at the festival. More information here!

FILM: Dare To Be Wild

Celtic Sanctuary @ The Hospice, Dublin

A feature length movie based on Mary’s true life story will be released in 2015. This focuses on the magical story of Mary’s journey to build a gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea flower show. Click through for information and stills from the film.

BOOK: The Wild Way


Coming soon.

Mary is developing her years of listening to the land into a comprehensive and groundbreaking book. Her new approach to garden design is a treasure map of a book that leads gardeners into a gentle and healing relationship with the land. This book is a step by step instruction manual drawing on ancient methods of working with the land and showing you how to use them to invite the power and energy of nature back into your land and surround your home in its life giving healing embrace. Look here soon for more information.