Colm graduated from LCGD with distinction, winning the college prize for ’Top Student’, with the highest overall diploma mark ever awarded by the college.
Colm was as a finalist in the Society of Garden Designers Awards 2019 and exhibited his first show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019 for horticultural charity Perennial, in collaboration with fellow graduate Duncan Cargill.
Colm runs an award-winning garden design practice, Colm Joseph Gardens, offering contemporary garden design services in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, London and beyond.
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The Perennial Lifeline Garden featured a classical rose garden reimagined as a more sustainable and low maintenance ‘rose meadow’. Within this rose meadow, was a modern interpretation of a classical colonnade created by freestanding metal screens, stone and topiary columns, and a pair of contemporary ‘fountains’. Multi-stem hornbeam trees added their sculptural form, framing views through the space.
The garden combined crisp modernist design alongside loose, naturalistic planting. The garden was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal.