Claire Egan and Anthony Murphy renovated the garden of their Mullingar home from an unused, uninspiring space in need of some TLC to a peaceful outdoor space, with the help of Woodies and Super Garden on RTÉ.
It's on tonight at 8:30pm in a short clip before the main show.
This year, to celebrate the return of the show for its sixth series, show sponsor Woodie’s has produced four stings which run during the ad break designed as ‘mini’ Super Garden projects to showcase real Woodie’s customers and the different challenges they experience when overhauling their gardens. Claire featured in the third of these and her back garden was transformed with the help of Woodie’s in store experts.
As first time homeowners, Claire and Anthony wanted to create a garden that was meaningful to them. They adopted a hands-on approach to their garden makeover and ensured the finished design included personal touches that reflected both personalities.
Claire, whose boyfriend Anthony has cystic fibrosis, planted roses throughout the garden as a nod to the term ‘65 Red Roses’ used as when describing the illness to children. Claire also planted an apple tree first grown by her brother-in-law, who passed away last year.
Claire said: “It was important to design a garden that created a sense of peace and relaxation. This tree is very sentimental to me, as is the lavender, as it is my favourite smell.”Claire is also grateful to the experts at Woodie’s in Lakepoint Retail Park: “We learned so much during this project and stuck to the advice from Woodie’s as much as possible. Paul, the store manager, talked us through lots of the processes and recommended suitable products. Chris from Woodie’s helped us select the right paving stone and Claire, the horticulturist, advised us on the plants that would flourish in our garden.”
Super Garden works with five amateur gardeners from their initial concept and design, through the reality of the construction process to the completion of their gardens. Each contestant has just five weeks to design and build a show garden with a budget of €5,000 in the hopes of becoming Super Garden Champion 2014.
The garden judged to be the most worthy will be recreated to represent the show and sponsors (Woodie’s Garden Centres and Dulux Cuprinol) at this year’s Bloom Festival, over the June bank holiday weekend in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The new series airs every Thursday at 8.30pm on RTÉ 1.