Eugene Higgins is best known for his Gardening TV and Radio work in Ireland. He started his media career with BBC’s "Room for Improvement". From there moving on to be the resident gardener on RTE Television, completing 6 seasons of the daily “Afternoon Show” and most recently filmed “Glorious Gardens” for Ulster TV (ITV).
His TV work is complimented by gardening journalism in his column for “The Irish Mail on Sunday” and a regular slot on Ireland's "Newstalk” national radio with Síle Seoige.
Eugene grew up on a plant nursery in north county Dublin which his grandfather started in the 1940s. From there he managed the family run Garden Centre and then moved on to found "Colour Green" in 1999 which started out as a Garden Centre but is now exclusively a Landscape Design project.
In 2002 he won "Best Specialist Garden Centre Ireland" which was awarded for his love of plants and innovative ways to use them in the Irish Garden.
Eugene was recently invited to be a featured speaker at the "Philadelphia Flower Show USA". His lecture series was sponsored by Tourism Ireland in March 2013. The lectures included, "Celtic Garden Artists", Eugene's latest project, Irish Themed gardens, for the US and International market.
He also delivered lectures on how to create the essence of an Irish garden at home in the US. The lectures were attended by large audiences in the Gardener’s Studio which is set out the heart of the exhibit gardens Over 250,000 attended the 2013 show over 8 days.
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