Have the garden of your dreams

My passion is to create a beautiful, functional space that will enhance the lives of those who experience it.

My name is Dominic Cullinane - Garden Designs I have been a garden designer and landscaper in Cork for over 30 years. I started out by sowing seeds in my parent's walled garden at about the age of 14. I loved it and have continued to have a passion for horticulture and design ever since.

Dominic Cullinane - DC Garden Designs


I studied Garden Design and Horticulture in  Pershore College of Horticulture & Design in England.
My business is in Cork and the greater Munster area, I also work on design projects throughout Ireland and England when requested. I design bespoke gardens to suit all tastes and budgets, I adapt my designs to your own personal style, your life style and the style of your home. My company will also landscape your garden from start to finish using the best quality plants and materials including bespoke furniture and sculpture. I personally project manage every job we do.

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I take great enjoyment and pride in what I do designing dream gardens for clients. I also love welcoming people to our nursery Curraghbeg Nursery. You can also enjoy some of the baked goods in our Tea Rooms

I have a strong work ethic. Customer care and satisfaction is always on the top of my list.
The Mallow Garden Festival was my baby for many years, I enjoyed the creativity and the friendships made. I have now passed  the baton on, time sadly does not allow me to do it all. Have a look through the video & photo gallery to gather some ideas which may inspire you for your own garden design.

Some of my Gardens

Dominic Cullinane - DC Garden Designs
Dominic Cullinane - DC Garden Designs
Dominic Cullinane - DC Garden Designs

What my clients say

Our average visitor rating is 4.8 / 5

"Dominick Cullinane is the sort of man that we would like to have as a family friend. He is decent, generous, honorable, good humored and competent.

He has done a wonderful job, transforming an eye sore to the front of our home into a dramatic patio and barbeque area. His price was competitive and he included a lot of thoughtful extras, which we very much appreciated.

Dominick's team of young men were a delight to have around the place, they worked hard in unbelievable and persistently awful weather.

Our thanks to Fionn, Tom, Ben and Valentin, a special thanks to Noel and Brian, the workers in wood, who saved our ceiling from collapsing after an unexpected and totally unrelated leak.

We can wholeheartedly recommend Dominick and his team to future clients.

Ashling and Padraig O' Brien, Monkstown, Co. Cork.
Dominic Cullinane - DC Garden Designs
Dominic Cullinane - DC Garden Designs

Planning a trip our nursery and tea rooms?

Call in and browse our extensive range of plants and we will advise you. Or you can enjoy some delicious snacks in our tea rooms.

Dominic opens new plant nursery

We are delighted to announce the opening our our new nursery on Curraghbeg Farm. Curraghbeg Farm Nursery is your one stop shop for all your planting needs. This farm site has been converted into a state of the art nursery housing some 50,000 shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials and grasses. Along with the vast array of …

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Appeal for Laura Lynn Butterfly Garden

Five years ago I had the privilege of meeting Jane and Brendan McKenna, two of the most courageous people I have ever met. Jane and Brendan lost both of their daughters within 20 months of each other, Laura aged 14 and Lynn aged 4. They went out over the next five years and raised € …

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Q&A with Dominick Cullinane in the Irish Examiner

Aileen Lee interviews Dominick Cullinane for the inside scoop on being a garden designer and landscape architect. What’s your background? My parents were fanatical gardeners. I grew up in a three-quarter-acre walled garden in the Powdermills in Ballincollig. Mum and Dad provided fruit and veg for all seven of us. I studied horticulture and garden …

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Giant Plant Sale!

DC Garden Design Private Plant Nursery Sale. 75,000 Plants Must Go!! 10% of all Plant Sales go to The Lauralynn Children’s Hospice Dublin. Phone Dominick on 085 7820 736 for an appointment to view collection. Perfect for a new garden startup!

Courtyard at Sage Restaurant, Midleton, Co. Cork

I am delighted to have started on this new project, it is for Kevin Ahern (just voted ‘Best Chef’ in Cork), of Sage Restaurant Midleton. I have designed a new courtyard and covered sitting out area with flower and herb beds. We have started building the covered area this week and it is going well, …

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Dominic’s Garden Creations featured in the Irish Examiner

One of Dominick’s garden creations has been featured in the property section of the Irish Examiner. The properrty is a large, beautifully appointed country haose set in the countryside near Mallow. The articles states: The rear terrace is elevated above the south-aspected grounds, and there’s also a dual-feed water feature crafted in Burren limestone with …

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Butterfly Garden in Kilcrohane for Laura Lynn

Dom would like to say that he built a very special garden in Kilcrohane Village, West Cork with the help of local crafts people (all on a voluntary basis) to be used as a venue for music sessions. These sessions were fund raisers for the Laura Lynn Foundation. This foundation has built the only children’s …

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Affordable Designer Gardens

THINK IKEA FOR THE HOME, DC GARDEN DESIGNS FOR THE GARDEN, GREAT DESIGN FOR AN AFFORDABLE COST YOU TOO CAN HAVE a designer garden for a lot less than you may think. The PRECONCEPTION is that a designer garden costs an arm and a leg, some do but for the majority of us that do not …

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Multifunctual Suburban Garden, Limerick

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Opening of the Shine Garden

Shine Sensory Garden Carrigaline created for Children with Autism. First phase finished, designed and built by Dominick Cullinane with the help of volunteers.