Episode 4 – Green Haven by Odhran Field

Episode Four’s Designer, Odhran Field is the youngest in this year’s competition. At just 22 he has recently graduated from horticulture college. Can Odhran convert his book smarts into practical garden design? He may know everything about plants but his Achilles heel is set to be construction and hard landscaping. 


Odhran’s Green Haven garden aims to create a sanctuary using plants and trees. Raised beds lined with metal edging give the garden its shape and lead through to private patio space for Lisa at the heart of the garden. Odhran is suspending a large canvas sail for shade. A large corten steel water feature connects a view from house to the garden.

The planting scheme is a prairie-style mix of perennials and grasses. Will it be too wild for the homeowner? Trees block off overlooking view-points and offer privacy. The boundaries are painted a dark green with the side walls covered in horizontal burnt-pine slats.

Finally, Odhran is positioning a large swing for both children and adults to enjoy in this minimalist garden.

Odhran’s paint choices:

Dulux - Weathershield - Green (Code  10GY 20/179).

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