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“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.”
A collection of reviews & news for Mary’s new book We Are The Ark: Returning Our Gardens To Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness, published by Timber Press on 25 October 2022.
Library Journal (USA)
Jo Thompson’s (The Gardening Mind) Book of the Week
Chat with John Manley in The Irish News – Dare to be Wild
Irish Times: Eco-Friendly Christmas Presents for Guilt Free Gifting
Thank you to Jo from The Gardening Mind for this lovely review of Mary’s forthcoming book We Are The Ark on her podcast Landscapes Aloud. Listen here!
Thank you to The Irish Times for including Mary in this important piece The Great Rewilding: How amazing Ireland would be if we were covered in our own plants? You can read it here.
In the heart of Dingle are a series of walled gardens designed by Mary over the last ten years, built and maintained by the locals themselves, it is wildlife and human haven in the centre of Dingle town. Nuacht TG4 stopped by for a visit, you can watch here starting at 9:34 minutes.