Woodie’s Seomra Eile
About the Designer
Brian Burke is a landscape contractor and award-winning garden designer. He is the resident gardening expert with Woodie’s and a judge on RTÉ’s Super Garden. He attained his B.Sc. Hons. from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 and has over 20 years’ experience in the construction and landscaping business in Ireland, the UK and the US.
Brian won Super Garden in 2015 and was awarded a silver-gilt medal for his garden, Non Forsit, at Bord Bia Bloom 2015. He has since gone on to design and build several award-winning show gardens in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, winning silver and gold medals.
Designed by Brian Burke and sponsored by Woodie’s, Seomra Eile depicts the garden as a natural accompaniment to a contemporary dwelling and an essential component in creating a sense of ‘home’.
The design incorporates the rear of a house, framing views to the garden through large openings that are typical of contemporary architecture. The soft perimeter planting close to the house conjures a seamless connection between inside and out. A large central, open-sided covered space provides a space for relaxation and replenishment.
The garden showcases a dynamic, yet harmonious space as an extension and integral part of the home. It underpins the message that every home can be enhanced with a garden and that a garden contributes significantly to the creation of a sense of ‘home’.
Woodie's Seomra Eile depicts the garden as a natural accompaniment to a contemporary dwelling and an essential component in creating a sense of home.