Mary will give a talk at the Clare Garden Festival Fringe in conjunction with a screening of the film Dare To Be Wild Friday 28 April. Tickets and information can be found here.
A great couple of American women had me on their podcast for world earth day today. Being Boss podcast for creative entrepreneurs. Loved chatting with them. This is a commitment to listen through, long but worth it – Put the kettle on first! Listen via their website or here below.
Since its release in America in September, The Garden Awakening is the 5th most in demand gardening book by libraries & bookstores across America. Check it out at LibraryJournal.com.
Mary spoke at TEDxWexford about our personal responsibility to step into our roles as guardians of our earth.
During a recent visit to Japan to talk about the film Dare To Be Wild, Mary had a chat with The Japan Times. Click through to read the interview.
Mary had a wonderful visit & chat with Róisín Ingle at the Irish Times. Listen here.
Thank you to Smithsonian Magazine for this piece in their June edition by the lovely Jennie Rothenberg Gritz. Photo by Dara Craul.
Thank you to Publisher’s Weekly for this review ahead of The Garden Awakening‘s release in the US in September.
Reynolds, a longtime garden designer, awoke one day to the realization that she could not go on as she had, creating “dead zones” by constraining nature to her will. This treatise-cum-storybook explores her spiritual awakening and reconnection of gardens with nature. She designed her book as a guide to give gardeners “a gentle nudge in the right direction”: that is, back to nature, toward truth. Headnotes in both English and Gaelic emphasize Reynolds’s connection to her native Ireland, which she depicts as a land of sacred places, geometry, symbols, curses, and magic. Her directions take a holistic approach, going beyond practical advice to spiritual guidance; she claims that gardening can show the gardener what needs working on in life itself. Reynolds offers alternative methods of land management beyond chemical therapy. She alternates stories of her family and culture with organized layouts, how-tos, and recipes (for example: natural fungi-, herbi- and insecticides). She encourages adding fauna to flora along with imagination, dreams, charms, and memory. Ruth Evans’s illustrations add resonance. Color illus. (Sept.)