Transition Galway are organising a free public talk by renowned Irish garden designer Mary Reynolds. The talk takes place at the Secret Garden café, William Street West, Galway City on Saturday 29th April, starting at 11am. Mary will speak about her work and her new book. All welcome!
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 RTÉ and BBC. Many Galwegians will have visited Brigit’s Garden which she designed.
A feature length movie based on Mary’s true life story called ‘Dare to be Wild’ was released in 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPpVRgQoTSY). The film focuses on the story of Mary’s journey to build a gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Mary is also developing her years of listening to the land into a comprehensive and ground – breaking book called ‘The Garden Awakening: Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves’. 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. See: https://youtu.be/8UY8dctgJRs
Mary’s official website is: http://marymary.ie/