Bernie O’Reilly

Tel: 086 8586505

E-mail: berniesthyme@gmail.com

Address: ‘Pinta Lodge’ Ballyclare,
Longwood, Co. Meath

Biography

Bernie studied in the College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens and attained a BSc (Hons) Horticulture in 2013.  Since setting up her garden design business, Sage n Thyme, she has completed a number of residential garden projects in the Dublin, Meath, Cavan & Leitrim areas.

Bernie’s early experience on her family’s farm in Co. Leitrim was where she found in the garden a series of secret retreats to suit particular moods and each with its own private world.  It was what cultivated her approach to garden design and so creating a journey through the garden.

An enthusiastic plantsperson, Bernie uses her extensive plant knowledge to create naturalistic planting schemes which enhance the mood of the space and excite the observer with each season. Bernie works closely with her clients to create desirable yet functional gardens that are sustainable and work in harmony with their surroundings.

While her client base is predominantly residential, Bernie also creates design solutions for community gardens which are naturalistic, respectful of the environment and sustain and attract wildlife.  She also teaches groups how to set up a garden and grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables.

She offers full garden design services with 3-D computer drawings, advice on plant selection, as well as offering horticulture consultancy services.

 

Qualifications

BSc Horticulture – College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens (2012)

BSc (Hons) Horticulture –  Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, D.15 (2013)

Certificate in Training & Continuing Education – Maynooth University (2017)

 

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