An Inishowen gardener said he was ‘delighted’ to collect the viewers’ choice award last week when he took part in RTE’s Super Garden.
Paddy McDermott, 35, who recently showcased his ‘Family Togetherness’ design on the RTÉ show gained the most votes to be crowned Super Garden Viewers’ Choice Award winner.
The Burt man recently featured on the gardening show when he created a ‘Family Togetherness’ design for Kieran and Olivia Kelly from Letterkenny.
McDermott competed against four other gardeners designers on the show but missed out on seeing his garden showcased at the Bloom 2019 garden festival in Dublin.
Speaking after collecting the award, McDermott said: “I know the support from all around Donegal and beyond has been amazing.
“It is an honour to know that people chose my garden, I’m delighted.”
This is what the Kelly’s garden looked like before McDermott’s transformation:
The garden is now completely transformed with a chill-out space with coloured beanbags for children with potted Bamboo for privacy.
He also has a place for the adults with a raised patio under a wooden pergola with a nest seat to swing out under the lavender bed underneath.
Paddy also brought in a Japanese Acer as his centrepiece that is surrounded by Japanese forest grass.
A water feature is also positioned behind a glass panel on the back wall and spills into a stream running under the patio and can be seen through a reinforced glass panel in the patio floor.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Paddy as in the weeks he had to complete the garden transformation he had bad weather including rain, snow and hail to contend with.
He got there in the end and produced an amazing garden that has a little something for everyone.