Mary Reynolds strives to be a good listener. By listening carefully to her client and the land in question, she undertakes the design of gardens that marry the needs and wishes of the lands guardian with the needs and wishes of the land itself. With her roots in natural gardening theory, Mary seeks to create spaces that are healing, truthful and magical.
She also encourages the clients to form their own relationship with the little piece of earth they are lucky enough to call their own, their gardens.
A Chelsea flower show gold medal winner, Mary has designed gardens internationally for more than 17 years, including commissions in Kew Royal botanical gardens in London as well as occasional stints of garden television presenting for RTE and BBC.
Mostly she spends her time growing two very magical wild children who are the stars of Mary’s garden.
The Garden Awakening – Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves
Mary is also developing her years of listening to the land into a comprehensive and ground – breaking book. Her new approach to garden design is a practical treasure map 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 using them to invite the power and energy of nature back into your life and surround your house and life in its life giving healing embrace.
Here’s a list of some gardens Mary has designed in Ireland
ST Brigits garden – Moycullen, Galway
‘An Díseart’ – family tree garden and labyrinth meditation garden, Dingle town, Kerry
The Stolen Child Garden..very small space… (Based on WB Yeats poem of same name)
New Ross Library Park – New Ross, Wexford
Monart destination Spa – Wexford