Helen Dillon

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A detail of Helen Dillon’s garden at 45 Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Number 45, Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh. For so many people, that Dublin address represents a sort of horticultural rite of passage, a place of pilgrim(...)

Dan Hinkley in Vietnam with Daphniphyllum. Photograph:  Uoc Le Huu

Teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, gardener – even if you haven’t already heard of the American plantsman Dan Hinkley, th(...)

Box hedging in the gardens of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co Cork. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If you’re one of those gardeners who grows box hedging or topiary box specimens, then you’ll know it’s become fashionable to write off this wonderfull(...)

James Alexander-Sinclair: “Not only is [horticulture] exciting, creative work, but there’s also great charm in the idea that you’re doing something that will leave the world a better place.” Photograph: Courtesy of Malvern Spring Show

Not many professional gardeners have quite as many strings to their bow as James Alexander-Sinclair, the British landscape designer, RHS judge, telev(...)

Former president Mary Robinson and husband Nick are selling their Co Mayo home for €2.75 million. Massbrook, a 113 acre estate on the shores of Lough (...)

Jimi Blake’s garden, Hunting Brook in west Wicklow.

We’re lucky to live in a country that’s rich in beautiful gardens, created by generations of passionate plantspeople. This is the time of year when ma(...)

9 Maple Road in Conskeagh: sold for €3 million, 11 per cent above its asking price

The early months of 2016 have seen buyers slug it out in Dublin 6 for Victorian redbricks, with a number selling well beyond the asking price. Take (...)

Wicklow gardener and nursery owner June Blake planting up a vintage cast-iron pot with a selection of choice summer-flowering perennials

Tired of the same old ideas as regards the perfect summer container? Trying to think of a more perennial, sustainable solution to the challenge of pr(...)

Well-known gardener Helen Dillon with the late Ruby, one of her much-loved dachshunds

Is there such a thing as the perfect breed of a dog for a dedicated gardener? If so, then it’s surely the miniature dachshund, a breed favoured by so(...)

Helen Dillon’s garden: remaining open for visits until the autumn

The Dublin 6 home of prominent Irish gardener Helen Dillon has sold for about €4.5million within four weeks of its placing on the market. The detache(...)

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