the great historical tradition of formal garden-making and by the
natural world James McConnell brings elegance and charm to his garden
design work, where his aim is to create gardens with atmosphere.
been gardening since he was seven. He now gardens extensively within
his farm at his County Meath home.
approach has always been intuitive rather than intellectual. Ever
practical, he designs with the function of the garden and its
subsequent maintenance in mind. Structure, scale and careful
detailing typify his style to date. James draws his inspiration from
great gardeners like Russell Page, David Hicks, Monty Don and Nancy Lancaster.
belief is that a beautiful garden can be created with the simplest of
means. He feels that a revival of the artisan garden, with
specifically designed custom-made objects and careful detailing are
his current direction in garden design.