We’re pleased to announce WE ARE THE ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness by Mary Reynolds with illustrations by Ruth Evans will be published by Timber Press on 25 October. You can pre-order now via your choice here or from The Book Depository.




“How amazing Ireland would be if we were covered in our own plants, if we didn’t decide to import things that were pretty? Why do we think we always need to be like someone else?”

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 natural gardening theory, Mary seeks to create spaces that are healing, truthful and magical.

“I have come full circle with garden and landscape design. Now I want you to give any land under your care back to nature, to re-wild, to be ‘ARKed’ with Acts of Restorative Kindness to the earth.”

The Happy Pear

Mary paid a visit to The Happy Pear guys Dave & Steve for a podcast chat. Listen in here or anywhere you get your podcasts!

Irish Forest Garden

Claire & Joe created a forest garden from scratch with guidance from Mary’s book The Garden Awakening – Designs to Nurture Ourselves and Our Land. You can go back and read about its origins here & then keep up with current happenings at their Instagram @IrishForestGarden.