GLDA 9 Designer 9 Michael O’Reilly

Designer Profile:

Michael O'Reilly, FGLDA


Co Antrim


+44 77 3003 2018

GLDA Member since:


Work Area:

Leinster, Connaught, Munster, Ulster


Small Garden Design, Large Garden Design, Commercial/Public Landscape Design, Planting Design, Consultancy Advice, Project Management, Public Speaking / Teaching

Specialist Design Themes:

Traditional, Contemporary, Formal, Informal, Low Maintenance

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Originally a Civil Engineer by profession, Michael O’Reilly gained experience as a site measurement engineer and site agent, project managing many high profile and challenging UK heavy civil engineering projects (value £0.25 – £4.5m) between 1987 and 2000. In 1998 he established Design & Construct Partnership Ltd and over 14 years a range of projects including Ulster Rugby’s Invalidity Stand, one-off  houses, domestic extensions, bespoke garden rooms and numerous beautiful commercial and private family gardens.

In 2008 he took a change in direction and today Michael works today as the Founding Director and lead designer at The Garden Design Shop, a Belfast based garden and landscape design company. Throughout this period, Michael has designed and produced numerous beautiful garden designs both locally and nationally, including two gold-medal winning projects at Garden Show Ireland.

Michael is dedicated to the creation of beautiful garden spaces. From the smallest city terrace to the largest commercial property, the Garden Design Shop’s design service is flexible enough to cater to any requirement, at any budget. He is happy to travel and garden  design anywhere in Ireland, the UK or internationally.

Michael has completed numerous beautiful garden designs,  in both the North and the Republic of Ireland. He approaches each client brief with enthusiasm, energy and produces a well thought out, colourful, detailed conceptual design for each project. He thrives on sorting out bad ground, drainage and structural issues on behalf of clients.











Design Qualifications

Graduated 2008 in Garden Design from SERC School of Horticulture.


Michael designed 4 show winning show gardens gaining notable successes, and to date has project managed/built 5 award winning show gardens in Ireland,



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