From Africa to Mayo | Knutsford Times

From Africa to Mayo

By on July 20, 2011

designed by Stephen Dennis, Stephen Dennis Designs

When visiting the area of County Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland, Dublin based designer Stephen Dennis was intrigued to notice wild flowers which are normally found in Africa growing amongst the native Irish plants.

Research led Stephen to discover that these plants had been brought to the area by botanists hundreds of years ago and were now living wild having adapted to the climate and environment. Inspired, Stephen has recreated this beautiful area of the Irish coastline with his choice of plants and wild flowers, and a pool of water in his Waterfront garden.

The garden is intended for a retired Irish couple living in the UK  to enjoy as a private space, blocking out views of their house, which reminds them of Ireland.

Stephen Dennis was the recipient of Bronze awards at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2009 and 2010. He also received a Bronze award in 2010 for his garden at the Malvern Autumn Show.


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