David’s interest in gardening began at the young age of three ‘helping’ his grandmother in her beautiful garden. She would dig up plants for him to take home and plant with his mother.
An early memory is of bringing a Lady’s Mantel from his granny’s garden and having the big task of getting it planted in his own garden!
As a teenager David spent every Easter and summer school holiday staying with family friends in Northern Ireland. They had a landscaping, garden centre, and wholesale nursery business and it was here David’s interest in horticulture really developed. Here he also gained invaluable knowledge about landscaping, garden centre retailing and the propagation, growing & displaying of plants.
Learning many new skills at a young age in the horticultural industry and being encouraged to propagate and grow a wide range of plants was pivotal in David’s direction towards excelling in this field . Having gained a fantastic foundation before finishing secondary school he went on to study horticulture at Greenmount College in Northern Ireland and graduated first overall with a Higher National Diploma in Horticulture in 2003.
David was awarded Best Plants Person of the Year by the Alpine Garden Society, Ulster Branch, in 2003 and was among the top eight All-Ireland horticultural students of the year.
Since then as well as landscaping and garden maintenance he has managed a garden centre for over 14 years, developed a nursery for growing and supplying plants and has been involved in numerous horticulture related projects including:
David’s horticultural knowledge is vast and his enthusiasm is infectious so please get in touch. Whether you require a job done from scratch or some help and encouragement to complete a project yourself David looks forward to meeting you.
Your home or business environment can be enhanced with a great garden design.
David Perry Gardens is available all over the island of Ireland to Consult, Design, Landscape and Maintain your garden.
As part of our Consultancy Service we are happy to travel to you and chat over your requirements for an hour or two. Here we listen to your input and then provide advice to start making your dream space into a reality.
With our design service we can draw up detailed plans and concept sketches for all, or part of your garden.
David Perry Gardens loves getting stuck in! With our Landscape service we will transform your garden by landscaping it according to the plan or concept.
Now that you have the perfect garden it’s time to ensure it stays like that! We can make sure that it’s always in top shape and looking amazing. Carrying out all aspects of maintenance at the correct time of year will ensure the long term health of your stunning space.
At David Perry Gardens we can supply everything you need to maintain your garden. Whether you’re planting a hedge or hanging baskets, growing strawberries or shrubs; we can provide you with all the plants, compost and other gardening essentials you require.