Super garden 2023

A new series of Super Garden returns to RTÉ for 2023, sponsored by Dulux Exteriors

Super Garden came back to our screens for another season in 2023, kicking off on Thursday April 27th. Once again, five designers will go head-to-head creating their design from a blank canvas, aiming to win the prize of featuring at this years Bord Bias' Bloom gerden show.

Episode 1 - Beth Newman-Maguire

At 70 Beth Newman-Maguire from Kells, Co. Meath sets a record for the oldest person to ever take on the challenge of creating a Super Garden. As an artist and professional sculptor Beth’s work is already well known having created public works of art in Northern Ireland, Meath, Cavan and the iconic “Baithe Viking Ship” evoking a beached vessel on the Dublin Quays.  For Super Garden Beth set out to create a garden that would play to all our senses.

Episode 2 - Trevor Kinsella

48-year-old Trevor Kinsella has a strong connection to the Phoenix Park. His dad was a park ranger and Trevor grew up in the park and this gave him a love of the outdoors. Trevor has been a mechanic, a taxi driver and worked in catering but now as a landscaper he has found his passion.  When it comes to design he always tries to include upcycling and repurposing old objects and he brings this to his Super Garden. The new residents in Dunshaughlin give Trevor a specific brief, to create a garden inspired by Morocco.

Episode 3 – Carmel Ann Daly

Carmel Ann Daly (58) from Waterford is a Consultant Radiologist who has taken a career break to explore something new for the next part of her life. A passionate gardener with a love for plants, she has recently done a Horticulture course with Teagasc Kildalton and SETU. For Super Garden Camel Ann set out to create a “plants person's garden with water and a relaxing area to have a glass of dessert wine in the evening after a day’s gardening”. She feels that the garden will reflect who she is, “Like a swan, calm and majestic on the surface and all hard work and activity in the background”. 

Episode 4 – Colm Carty

Quantity Surveyor Colm Carty (34) is from Newry, Co Down.  His interest in gardening started when he was 11 and he began helping neighbours with their gardens and when one of the neighbours had their garden landscaped Colm then became very interested in garden design. His other passion is GAA, Colm was on the Down Minor team that won the All-Ireland in 2005.  Colm sees Super Garden as an opportunity to make a move into Garden Design, making his passion his work.

Episode 5 – Cian McAvinney

Civil Engineer and Landscaper Cian McAvinney (37) from Co. Meath set up his own company “Rocksolvers” 4 years ago, he saw that there was a market in landscaping for coastal gardens which sat on a cliff or rock face.  When it comes to design, he says he is a risk taker, he wants to blend quirky with sophisticated, he says that the design is 90% in his head, the challenge is getting it down on paper.  He is also a perfectionist “if finishes aren't 110%, I get annoyed with myself”. Cian says taking part in Super Garden will open more doors for him and allow him to continue to do what he loves.