In 2022 Niall will be hosting a series of  workshops and courses, guiding garden enthusiasts of all ability in unearthing their own authentic design voice and innate creative gardening talents.

weekend workshops






Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th April 2022

Workshop runs from

10.30am to 4pm Sat 3rd April 2022


10.30 am to 2.30 pm Sun 4th April 2022 

Cost €350

A fun, inspiring and knowledge packed weekend of pure planting joy, digging deep, literally and figuratively into the fundamentals of creating beautiful, robust and sustainable planting schemes.

This weekend workshop covers everything from what the differences are between an annual and a perennial, a tree and a shrub, to unearthing your own unique and authentic planting style.

We will look at planting styles down through the ages and back up to current trends including environmental concerns around provenance and sustainability along with Nialls own award winning brand and ethos of naturalistic planting.

Niall will also guide you on where to source specific plants for your planting project and how to efficiently implement your planting schemes, taking into consideration such things as your soil type, light levels and other climatic conditions.

This is a hands on workshop requiring full involvement from participants to ensure  the knowledge and skill imparted is not only learnt but also fully embodied to instill the courage and conviction to get digging with confidence.



Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th February 2022

Workshop runs from

10.30am to 4pm Sat 20th March 2022


10.30 am to 2.30 pm Sun 21st March 2022 

Cost €350


The full body workout of garden design workshops, this is a weekend of hands on, feet in the dirt, no nonsense  practical and theoretical learning.  

Specifically designed for the weekend project warrior in you, this workshop will  take you on a journey from conceptualizing your design to the tools and skills of creating your own

dream garden.

Delving into the deep, rich history of gardens, design and art, Niall extracts and shares the nuggets of knowledge and influences that have formed his unique approach, style and ethos.

Over the two days Niall aims to enthuse and inspire in you, the sort of action that has earned him multiple Bloom Gold medals and Best in Shows and also impart over 25 years of hands on experience designing and creating gardens of all shapes, types and sizes.

 This is a practical hands on and theory based workshop designed to instill the creative courage to get you designing and making your own garden with the confidence of a seasoned gardener. If this sounds like something for you or someone you know, hit the button below.



Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th 

March 2022

Workshop runs from

10.30am to 4pm Sat 6th March 2022


10.30 am to 2.30 pm Sun 7th March 2022

Cost €350 


This workshop, titled Hard Lines, hones in on the nature and neccessity of our built environment and the architectural elements we create in our gardens that make being in them a more enjoyable and enriching experience.

The ultimate how to, where to, when to and why to guide to designing and creating all manner of garden features, from patios to pergolas, water features to raised beds and more besides, Niall not only guides you the in the theory of constructing and engineering various architectural garden elements but also the principles of design that will assist you in creating a garden of high aesthetic appeal and nuance.


Leaning in hard on his own learnt experience and embodied architectural philosophies, this workshop aims to instruct and advise you in the fundamental principles of hard landscaping in a fun, interactive, challenging and rewarding environment.


From sketching out plans to mixing up concrete this weekend will ask a lot of you but give way more in return.


Ideal for burgeoning garden designers and outdoor DIY enthusiasts.   





design your garden 

design your garden
6 week interactive online course with 
Award Winning
Garden Designer
Niall Maxwell




This is a 6 week online course specifically for people who are interested in designing and developing their own garden (or maybe a friends)

The course consists of 6 one hour group zoom classes led by Niall where he will guide you through his unique design process that has earned him multiple Bloom Gold Medals and Awards.


From building a brief, developing concepts to the drafting of a final implementable garden design, Niall will guide you on your own personal garden design journey.

7.30 pm - 8.30pm

every week commencing

Thursday 4th Feb

up to and including

Thursday 11th March


Spring 2022