James Comiskey is a double RHS award winning landscape designer, graduate of University College Dublin and the only Irish person awarded a Silver Gilt Award from the RHS at BBC Gardeners World Live. He started his horticultural career at thirteen years old in his first summer job with Bord na Móna. He then gained invaluable experience with landscaping companies during the rest of his summer holidays as a teenager and during his time at University College Dublin.
This practical hands on experience gave him a unique grounding as a landscape architect. After graduation James took up a position with Ketch Landscape Architects. Within three months James was promoted to the role as production manager. As part of various multi-disciplinary design teams throughout Ireland two projects of note that James was involved in were Dunboy Castle and Hotel Europe. Dunboy Castle was set to be Ireland's first six-star hotel and was the largest restoration project of its type ever undertaken in Europe.
In 2010 James founded About Your Garden offering turnkey landscape design and construction services to the private domestic market. As his reputation grew projects became larger and more complicated resulting in the requirement of input from external contractors. James has also experienced a growing demand for specialist services from invasive species remediation to landscape design reports in support of various commercial and residential planning applications. This has resulted in a more collaborative approach in recent years with other companies to deliver exceptional outdoor spaces.
We start each project by establishing the requirements of the end user. This begins with a consultation, site survey and desktop study to establish the design brief.
There is no such thing as a blank canvas. Each site has unique environmental conditions that cannot be ignored. We work with those conditions while using the existing architecture to guide us on the design journey. Clients are included throughout the design process in order to establish the best landscape solution to suit their particular space.
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