Jardin Philophrosyne, the 2nd garden designed and realised by Ballyboughal’s Peter Donegan Backyard Structure at a 13th century castle was formally inaugurated in France, recently.
he new backyard garden was made in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Historial de la Grande Guerre, Europes premier war museum embedded in the towns emblem in the Somme region of Northern France.
In 2018, Ballyboughal backyard garden architect Donegan was just one of 14 designers selected from about the globe to layout at historic destinations to commemorate the centenary of the ending of WW1.
The peace backyard garden, Jardin Eutychia (after the Greek Goddess of Happiness) was realised in the Chateau’s dried up moat.
Of the most latest job, at very first glance the yard is a site visitors most lovely welcome, but it contains also a herbarium of earth war medicinal plants, digital reality tale telling and a full dimension Panzer tank and a plant vary of scent created to evoke memory in the 3 tiered space contained in just a cities castle courtyard that has fallen a few situations.
Given that 2019, the castles in-property analysis team, its Director Hervé Francois and Peter Donegan along with Chloe Quinn have labored side by side on components of the gardens detail.
Peter Donegan factors out : “The difficult element of this design and style and as vital, the realisation was that castle and in certain the courtyard was designed finally to hold persons out and in this assignments scenario the only access was through the buildings entrance archway and via the 17 metre very long tunnel. Invariably the gardens accomplishment came down to a quite near doing work partnership with amongst many others landscape contractors Laurent Dachy and the carpentry group Clement Henocque (CH Bois).”
According to Assistant Designer Chloe Quinn: “That we took a daydream manufactured it into an equation and, it persons ponder how we made it all materialize is particularly what we in the beginning dreamt when we were being appointed to this magical and now eloquently fitting but attractive project.”
Peter Donegan is an internationally renowned horticulturist, backyard garden designer and speaker. His observe was borne in 2001 and quite quickly achieved acclaim successful a host of awards for 17th & 18th century gardens & exhibit gardens at countrywide competitors. Peter is the sequence yard designer for Diy SOS The Huge Make for RTE Tv, an RHS Silver medalist and has created at Château de Péronne, France in 2019 and 2022.