Garden Competition

In late June, with thanks to funding from Capital Credit Union, we launched a garden competition for residents of the Crumlin area.

With a focus on creativity, sustainability, native plant species, and pollinator and wildlife friendliness, people with small, medium and large gardens from across the neighbourhood entered.

Judges were blown away by how much entrants managed to pack into their urban gardens. Please enjoy this mini-exhibition of some of the entries we received below

Thanks also to DCC for support and an exhibition of gardens will be displayed on the fence at Youthreach, Armagh Road for 1 month.

Winners – Prize €200

Derbhle Crotty

Damien McKenna

Mary MacSweeney

Spot Prizes – Prize €50

Donna Murphy – Maximum planting in a small space.

Laura Crowley: Sustainability

Andre Harris – Best front garden

Tracy Kavanagh –  Creativity: upcycling

Daria Hartmann – Sustainability



Denis Galvin – Keeping a heritage rose going over generations

Jade Bannigan –  Best garden transformation

Hugh Cardiff – Wildlife / Biodiversity

Jacqueline Mcauley – Creativity / sustainability: Innovative use of natural resources.

Mary Fleming – Creativity – Upscaling a traditional garden.

Margaret Lynch – Creativity: Using pots to create a space full of colour and interest.

Aoife Flynn – Memorial Garden

10 videos of entries

Click on the list icon on to view the different videos.

Thanks to: Laura, Mary, Siobhan and Willie for organising, judging, creating the posters and organising the presentation of awards. Thanks to Martin O’ Brien for taking the photos, many of which are shown below.