In this weeks episode of Master My Garden podcast I talk to TJ Maher from Patthana Garden in Kiltegan, Co.Wicklow. This is the second open garden feature and I plan to do one every month mainly because open gardens are a source of inspiration for many gardens. Patthana does not disappoint on the inspiration front, its smaller size makes many of the elements feel like they are attainable to every gardener. From the use of pots in the lower patio area, to the beautifully colour coordinated island beds in the upper garden. Patthana is beautiful, ever changing with something new around every corner and it features in Shirley Lanigan's The 100 Best Gardens In Ireland.
I chat with TJ about the garden, he gives lots of great tips and advice that gardens can use to Master Their own garden. I also talk about TJ's gardening course which is a great concept and students get to see the garden unfold over the whole growing season. We finish talking about the new garden which is being added at present and I look forward to re-visiting in the future to see this part of the garden.
Patthana is an award winning small village garden set over a third of an acre and is home to T.J. Maher and Simon Kirby, in Kiltegan, County Wicklow. The garden comprises of a lower cobbled courtyard with its Potting shed and a sunken meditation room leading to the main courtyard with a small wildlife pond. Both these areas house an extensive collection
of plants from the hardy to the tender and exotic. Circular granite steps lead to the upper terrace garden with its borders of herbaceous perennials, annuals and unusual shrubs and trees carefully chosen for a small garden such as Euonymus Planipes and Cercidiphyllum Japonicum ‘Heronswood Globe’. Patthana is gardened organically with many plants chosen for their attraction to wildlife.
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Address Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, W91 X789, Ireland
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