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LEONIE CORNELIUS & FRIENDS

DESIGN STORIES

CREATIVE STORIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN AND LIVING

WB Yeats -Words for Music

A few years ago the talented poet and playwright John Kavanagh approached me to collaborate on some singing for an album called 'Words for Music'.…

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Weekend Magazine Style Shoot

As a little girl I dreamed about dressing up in fairytale dresses and being surrounded by the most beautiful flowers. Don't we all? I recently…

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RTE Supergarden 2015

It’s that time of the year again. The days are getting longer, gardens are starting to explode with colour, and RTE Supergarden is back on…

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Chelsea in Bloom

A Gold medal winning installation for the Dubarry or Ireland brand at Chelsea in Bloom 2014 in London. The installation is about the story and…

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Kokedama

The art of Kokedama is a form of Bonsai and originated in Japan in the 1600’s. Originally the idea was to grow a plant in…

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Rose Cottage, Strandhill

I love Shells Surfcafe in Sligo and after doing designs for the garden of the cafe the owners Jane and Miles asked me to help…

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WRITING

Inspiring Stories from the Irish Indo Weekend Magazine

Orchid | Weekend Magazine

There is no plant I know as beautiful and sensual as an Orchid. Its shape is so elegant and every time I see one I…

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Strawberries |Weekend Magazine

This week I thought I’d focus on a plant that’s not just pretty but also incredibly delicious. The Fragaria plant, also more commonly known as…

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Soothing Sage | Weekend Magazine

  You really know it’s sumer when you see the elegant tall spires of Salvia start to blossom in the border. These butterfly and bee…

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Powerscourt in Bloom | Viburnum

  The summer holidays are finally here and many of us are heading away on beachy sun-filled breaks. Lying on the beach is the ultimate…

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Foxglove | The fairy Flower

  Almost everyone will recognize this stunning flower that sends spires of colour upwards and has such an elegant and yet impressive show of bell…

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The Rhododendron Walk

One of my absolute favourite places in Ireland, and possibly the world, is the stunning Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow. It is truly…

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