Angela Jupe, pictured left, now retired, possesses a wealth of talent and experience in both architectural and garden design having over 25 years�?experience in the restoration of heritage buildings and gardens and in the design/creation of new gardens and garden buildings. Below are just a few of her achievements:
In 1987 she established and ran the first specialist garden shop in Ireland �?"The Garden Furnishing Co." and set up the Traditional Gardening Co. which specialised in garden design and construction.
In 1998, together with other design colleagues she became the founding Chairman of the Garden and Landscape Design Association, the professional organisation for garden design in Ireland.
Angela is a Director of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (R. H. S. I.) and a founding member of the Gardens of Ireland Trust.
She writes articles on design and plantsmanship for magazines and newspapers and gives talks to Garden and Flower Clubs and to Heritage groups.
She is currently writing a book on the topic of snowdrops. More details later.
Having restored and lived in over 8 period buildings and gardens she now lives and gardens at a Georgian farmhouse, Bellefield House in Shinrone, near Birr, Co. Offaly. Here she runs varied events throughout the year focusing on traditional as well as hobby plants and skills with talks from noted plant experts.
She also runs and maintains a sister website www.irishsnowdrops.org which focuses on one of her passions �?the world of Irish Snowdrops hosting as one of her events a “Snowdrop Day�?annually.
Having restored the outbuildings since her arrival in Bellefield visitors can come and stay in the imaginatively renovated gate-