John McCord

John McCord


Student Landscape Architect, and Lead Designer


John McCord, a 3rd year student of Landscape Architecture in University College Dublin, has had an interest in plants and garden design from an early age, having been exposed to farm life and its subsequent self-sufficiency since he was a toddler.Whether it was setting Bluebells along the hedgerow with his grandmother, growing his own vegetables, or simply foraging for wild strawberries with his grandfather, he has always had an appreciation for and an awareness about the native flora of Ireland. John has been passionate about recognising and illustrating the dynamic between the aesthetic and functional aspects of plants all his life, and being granted the opportunity to provide the general public with an insight into the plants eaten by the Irish people over the last 8000 years has reignited that nostalgic sense of awe and wonder he experienced so often in his childhood.