The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Irish garden and landscape designers

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621. English artists professing the modern style have been but little employed in Ireland, the common practice being to engage a good kitchen-gardener from England, and leave every thing to him. Sutherland was, in 1810, the local artist of greatest repute. A. M'Leish settled in Ireland in 1813, and contributed to establish and extend a better taste than had previously appeared. Dr. W. T. Mackay, curator of the Trinity College garden, is said to excel in laying out grounds. E. Murphy and N. Niven are considered among the best of the present artists.