Every garden we design is personal.

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Garden and landscape designer

Alan Coffey is an award winning garden & landscape designer at Green Shoots Garden Design, a full member of the Garden and Landscape designers Association (GLDA) and was awarded a gold medal at Bloom 2016 for his show garden Serene Sanctuary. He has worked in the landscape industry for over ten years in various roles, including garden design, management & retail.

Alan attended UCD where he obtained an honours degree in history before pursuing his horticultural interests with a diploma from the Royal Horticultural Society follwed by garden design at Warrenstown college/ITB where he was awarded a distinction in both. 

Alan set up Green Shoots Garden Design in 2011 to pursue his passion for creating gardens, having  previously managed one of Irelands most prestigious landscape companies  for 4 years where marketing, tendering, contract management and design formed a wide brief. Alan started his career as a horticulturalist for a high end lifestyle store where he designed and built display gardens and significantly increased his plant knowledge.

The broad range of skills Alan has acquired in design, management and horticulture ensures that the client receives a professional and personal service through every stage of their project from initial consultation to completion.