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Slant has launched it's newest competition 'Testing the Water'
and full details are available at

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HRLD is now registered with the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme and this allows clients to claim a
refund of VAT on qualifying projects.

Winners of The Slant Spring Awards 2012 Competition
can be seen on

This July "SLANT" has launched its second International Design Competition and this time
it is an open competition to design a garden for a private residence.

What makes this competition different from others is that the project in question is a "virtual project",
one which has been designed specifically for this competition.

You are invited to write, and to design to, your own brief, and you are free to place this project anywhere
in the world.

Submissions can be made either online or, if you prefer, paper submissions may be sent by
conventional mail.

There is a small antry fee of € 30, a prize of € 2,000 and our judges are John Brookes MBE FSGD,
Anhony Paul FSGD and Hugh Ryan MGLDA.

Closing date for submissions is 17 October 2011.

All the details can be viewed on
and we would welcome your comments and questions at

Earlier News

January 2011:One of Poland's more prestigious garden design magazines, Ogrodowa Galeria
has published an article on my recent work entitled " Postmodernistyczny Kreator Krajobrazu"
and you can view a copy by clicking on the photo.

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Hugh spoke at the GLDA Seminar in Dublin and by all accounts his presentation was well received.

November 2010: Received the news that project "Landfall" has been accepted for publication
by the Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House of China in their latest publication,
"Residential Landscape"

October 2010 Hugh spoke at the Garden Design Seminar hosted by the Greenmount Association
at the Greenmount Campus in Antrim

June 2009 Designed and built project "Sequoia" for Bloom 09 and was awarded Silver Medal

March 2009 Hugh spoke at and chaired SGD Spring Conference in London

Sept 2008 Attended "private plots & public spots 08" conference in Austria
where project "Landfall" had been short listed in their design competition

Summer 2007 Designed and built project "Altar Ego" for International Garden Festival
at Emo in Ireland

2006 Was short listed in three competittions, a) Liseberg in Sweden, b) RHS Display Garden
at Wisley and c) private plots &public spots 06

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