Lorna Vallely

About Lorna Vallely

Lorna Vallely is a designer at Ground Designs, her garden design and consultancy business. Lorna’s association with gardens began in Co. Kildare in Ireland where she grew up surrounded by large, rambling gardens belonging to family members. Lorna moved to Australia in 1986, practicing as a Physiotherapist. In 2000, she moved to a property near Crookwell on the Southern Tablelands of NSW and inherited a large country garden. Lorna obtained a degree in Environmental Horticulture at CSU, graduating in 2012. As well as designing mainly large, country gardens, she has written garden articles for the Crookwell Gazette and was Chairperson of the inaugural Crookwell Garden Festival in 2015. Ground Designs

Heywood Gardens, an Irish gem

There are but a handful of gardens in Ireland designed by the Englishman Edwin Lutyens and Heywood Gardens is one of them. As if this isn’t recommendation enough, he collaborated with the renowned plantswoman Gertrude Jekyll in designing the formal gardens at Heywood in about 1912.

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