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Garden design school to open this summer

A Yorkshire-based garden designer is launching a new school specifically to train designers for northern landscapes.

Alistair Baldwin established Richmond-based landscape and architectural design consultancy, AWB Associates, over 15 years ago.

His Yorkshire School of Garden Design opens its doors in August with a range of short courses throughout the year – designed for garden design enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more about all aspects of the art, from landscaping to planting.

Alistair Baldwin

Its professional Diploma in Garden Design delivered over an academic year, begins in September.

The school will be based at Harewood House, near Leeds, which has over 100 acres of parkland designed by eminent 18th century landscape architect Sir Lancelot Capability Brown.

Baldwin said: “The Yorkshire School of Garden Design was born out of my passion for this great art, combined with a deep-seated belief that the north of England is crying out for

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Super Garden judge Brian Burke on his Bloom garden design

Award-winning garden designer and Woodie’s garden expert Brian Burke has returned to Bord Bia Bloom in the Phoenix Park with a stunning show garden.

Over the past two years, many of us have found a new appreciation for our homes and our outdoor spaces. With this in mind, Burke’s design shows nature fans how to create an outdoor extension of our calming indoor space.

Entitled ‘Seomra Eile’ (Another Room), the design depicts the garden as an extension of a contemporary home, with a natural flow from inside to outside.

“We never lose the opportunity to throw in a bit of Irish,” Brian says proudly, standing in front of his show-stopping design in the Phoenix Park.

“It’s prompted by our experiences over the past couple of years, we saw a lot of people taking on DIY projects at home,” he continues. “During the restrictions we realised that, no matter how much

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