BERNARD HICKIE | GARDENS & LANDSCAPES
Bernard Hickie is a Dublin based Garden and Landscape Designer and Greensman to the film industry.
Since setting up his design & consultancy practice in 2000 he has worked on both large & small scale private projects in Ireland and as far afield as San Francisco, Majorca, Ibiza & the South of France and on movie productions, commercials and documentaries in Ireland, the UK and Malta.
His approach & style has been described as ' bold, innovative and stylish ', collaborating with architects, interior designers and clients to create a seamless transition from interior spaces to outside space.
He project manages all his commissions where possible.
Bernard's work has been featured in Garden books, magazines and newspaper features over the years and he has gained a solid reputation as a talented designer, versatile in style and with a strong aesthetic.
His film work includes productions such as the Beckett on Film series, The Count of Monte Cristo, Asterix, God Save Britannia and more recently, Dracula.
" I love what I do, I love the challenge of a new brief and the creative process that provides the ideal solution.
Plants fascinate me - form, texture, habit. To combine plants successfully is both tremendously important and immensely satisfying. The joy of seeing these constantly changing creations grow and adapt to their imposed environment is exhilarating.
One of the strongest influences in my professional life was my mother, a passionate gardener & landscape photographer: from an early age I was brought to most of the greatest gardens in Ireland - from the subtropical gardens of West Cork and Kerry, to the fantastic and grand formal gardens of the Powerscourt Estate - these influences combined with my love of design & modernism generally have brought me to this point now.
I'm sure in the knowledge that I'll never know it all, it's a constant process of learning and change, and this is both humbling and exciting at the same time."