As I Live and Breathe – Brian Burke

This medium show garden demonstrates how an outdoor space becomes an extension of a house and can enhance the feeling of home.

The design features an intersecting path which leads from an opening on both viewing sides to two large, covered spaces that are built against the back perimeter walls. The configuration of the path creates four large beds which are planted with flowering perennials and perennial grasses such as salvia, calamagrostis, and agapanthus. The inside corner is anchored with a specimen native tree.

The covered spaces are connected with a narrow bridge of the same timber material as used in the floor. They provide a space to relax, view, and absorb the entirety of the garden.

Brian Burke
Brian Burke
Designer Information

Brian Burke is a landscape contractor and award-winning garden designer. He is a gardening ambassador for Woodie’s and its judge on RTÉ’s Super Garden. Brian attained his B.Sc. Hons. (Surveying) from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 and has almost 30 years’ experience in the construction and landscaping business in Ireland and abroad.

Brian won Super Garden in 2015 and has since gone on to design several medal-winning show gardens at Bord Bia Bloom. He has a particular interest in pan-generational garden design, accessibility in garden design, and the therapeutic properties of horticulture.

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