It’s finally time to announce my big news. Over the past few months I’ve been working on my first garden design book called ‘Dream Gardens’ with Mercier Press in Cork. It’s been a fantastic journey and I’ve worked with so many wonderful and talented people.
The idea behind the book is that everyone should have access to a dream garden. It aims to be a clear and easy-to-follow guide to creating a garden design from scratch. I like to think that the book provides you with an outline of the skills and inspiration necessary to take on your garden space, and help ensure that you end up with your dream garden. More than this, ‘Dream Gardens’ is also an invitation to dream a little. To think big and open your mind to the processes of good design. In doing so, I hope that you feel empowered you to produce the garden of which you have always dreamed.
The idea for this book came initially from giving talks and running courses based on Dream Gardens at garden festivals and educational garden centres and the courses and talks evolved into this book which aims to bring good design to everyone.
Alongside my own designs and imagery, the book is packed full of stunning imagery of some very beautiful gardens here in Ireland and abroad by some talented photographers and fellow designers. I’m so excited to share the book soon.
‘Everyone has a dream’
Alongside this book launch I will also be creating a garden at the Bloom in the Park festival on the bank holiday weekend in June. The garden is called ‘Everyone has a dream -by Leonie Cornelius at Woodies’. The idea behind this garden is that no matter what your budget or design skill, it is possible to have your dream garden. This garden which is sponsored by Woodies aims to show how humble, simple products such as concrete, textured walls or simple planting can be used to create a dream space and that it is a combination of clever ideas based on your dreams, good planning and quality workmanship that make a space truly beautiful.
The book will be released in April my Mercier Press and will be in all good book stores nationwide as well as selected Woodies stores nationwide.
Bloom in the Park runs for the June Bank Holiday weekend in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.