Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Ingrid Swan

Ingrid Swan has a degree in Landscape & Garden Design and has worked for professional garden design practices for over 12 years. Last year, Ingrid launched her own garden design business when she undertook her first garden at Bloom. She received a Gold Medal last year for The Garden of Sculptures in the Concept Garden Category. IS Design offers a range of services to domestic and commercial clients throughout Ireland. Ingrid focuses on creating functional, stylish gardens that are sympathetic to the locale and unique to each client. Ingrid believes in the Bauhaus principle of design- ‘form follows function’. This ensures that the spatial layout enhances the usability of the garden. Ingrid is a member of the Garden & Landscape Designers Association (GLDA) and is the current editor of Compass Magazine.(View profile)


The garden is designed to provide space for entertaining and relaxing while not sacrificing the opportunity to develop a relationship with nature. Each nook, seating area and feature offers the opportunity to create a ‘Moment’, whether it be with friends and family or simply relaxing on your own.

Ingrid is delighted to work with an organisation who also have their roots in horticulture. The garden exhibits plants with links to the Santa Rita Estate in Chile. One of the focal points within the garden is a beautiful potted vine. The bougainvillea is evocative of the bougainvillea that grows at Casa Real, the Santa Rita Manor House.

The use of steel juxtaposed against the lush planting and fine finish of the garden is representative of the hard work and strength required to create things of beauty. Just as the beauty of the garden is constructed on a skeleton of strong, utilitarian materials, Santa Rita wines have been created with hard work and dedication.

Name: Ingrid Swan
Company: IS Design
Address: Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
M: 087-6292437
@: isdesigncork@gmail.com

Source: Bloom - Concept Show Garden at Bloom 2015 - Ingrid Swan

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