LIVING GARDENS specialises in organic and sustainable gardening and offers services like garden consultations and garden design. It is owned by Kay and Will Synott who have taken their gardening hobby and developed it into a successful business.
LIVING GARDENS has a track record in school gardening and can offer workshops, advice and/or full designs for school gardens that will support the curriculum. School gardening or environmental education workshops for primary schools can be booked through the ‘Heritage in Schools Scheme’. Click here for information on the scheme.
Furthermore, LIVING GARDENS offers gardening workshops and courses covering a wide range of topics. While some courses take place at our garden in Rosscahill, Co. Galway we can also offer them at other venues.
I have been giving gardening courses and workshops for the Galway Education Centre, the People & Nature Project, the VEC, Brigit’s Garden and more.
I am also involved in various school and community garden projects as well as environmental education in Co. Galway. Two of these projects have won awards in local and national Biodiversity Competitions (Westside Community Garden in Galway City and St. Annin’s NS Wildlife Garden in Rosscahill, Co. Galway). Another project has won a County Heritage Award (‘Gairdín na Scoile’ at Scoil Bhríghde Naofa, Northampton, Co. Galway).
I have been involved in the garden design side of the business for several years. I hold a horticultural qualification and my background in engineering and construction allows me to focus on the hard landscaping aspect of each design.
My experience in Quality Management also ensures that each project we undertake is completed to the highest standard.
LIVING GARDENS is a regular contributor to Garrai Glas – the TV series on TG4 about growing your own food, using traditional and organic methods. Kay also featured on ‘Eco Eye’ with Duncan Stewart.