A Gardener's Musings

I present on RTE and Virgin Media television and on radio in Ireland and I am also the Garden Design and Gardening columnist for the Irish Examiner newspaper along with being a regular Features writer for The Irish Garden magazine.
I am passionate about gardens, gardening, landscaping and plants and I have hopefully managed to share my enthusiasm with many others and helped a few budding gardeners along the way.
I fervently believe that the garden offers us the solutions to nearly all of our modern day problems:
Our mental health benefits from just being outside in the Great Outdoors.
Our physical health is improved by the aerobic workout which a day gardening will provide and also by eating the fresh organic produce from the garden.
And the garden has critical roles to play in counteracting the effects of climate change and slowing the rate of species extinction
​For more information on my garden design and consultancy service please have a look at my Garden Design website

Scented Candles and Essential Oils From An Irish Garden

Scented Candles and Essential Oils From An Irish Garden

11/02/2022 2:15pm 6 minute read

Peter Dowdall, Garden Designer in Cork

Peter Dowdall, Garden Designer in Cork

07/12/2022 4:24pm 3 minute read

Alliums - Ornamental Onions, Just So Beautiful!

Alliums - Ornamental Onions, Just So Beautiful!

07/07/2022 3:11pm 6 minute read

Wildflower Seeds  - It's All About the Bees

Wildflower Seeds - It's All About the Bees

Peter Dowdall 02/06/2022 5:06pm 5 minute read

Magnolias - Stars Of The Spring Garden

Magnolias - Stars Of The Spring Garden

Peter Dowdall 03/30/2020 1:59pm 5 minute read

Grow Your Own Food with Seed Potatoes

Peter Dowdall 02/20/2020 4:32pm 5 minute read

Raised Beds - What's all the Fuss About?

Raised Beds - What's all the Fuss About?

Peter Dowdall 02/17/2020 4:03pm 4 minute read

The Regal Lily - A Right Royal Treat

The Regal Lily - A Right Royal Treat

Peter Dowdall 01/16/2020 9:31pm 5 minute read

Irish Heathers, On Trend Again

Irish Heathers, On Trend Again

Peter Dowdall 10/21/2019 3:52pm 5 minute read

Autumn Colour A Magical Annual Display

Autumn Colour A Magical Annual Display

Peter Dowdall 10/06/2019 1:34pm 5 minute read