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Creativity is the key for the future of Green Ideas

Build & Renovate talk to Mark Hoey

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  • "I would like to gradually build and develop the company."
  • "I fell into this profession as I didn't really know what I wanted to do as a career when I was leaving school."

Green Ideas are a landscape company based in Midleton in East Cork specialising in bespoke garden design, construction, planting and maintenance.

The proprietor of the company, Mark Hoey also competed in the RTÉ show ‘Super Garden,’ in 2020 and went on to win the overall show with his garden ‘Reflections,’ which came from learning to cope with a sudden death in his family. The theme for the garden was inspired by mental health concerns.

I fell into this profession as I didn’t really know what I wanted to do as a career when I was leaving school so a local landscaper Andrew Dunne employed me and I gained a lot of experience from working alongside him and Andrew’s passion for his job rubbed off on me and I stuck with landscaping as a profession, explained Mark Hoey.

“Primarily I would work in Cork City and East Cork as well as covering parts of Youghal and Dungarvan. I only set the business up a year ago and things are going really well as the show was a good boost for the business and I.

“People are seeing the value of their outdoor space so COVID has been a good boost for the landscaping industry.

“I would like to gradually build and develop the company as well as undertake more exciting and challenging projects. Currently we are a very small crew as I’m just starting off but I’m trying my best to do as high end a job as I can and I would like the jobs to begin getting bigger and more creative/ interesting going forward,” concluded Mark Hoey.

 

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Words: Emer KellyImages: Webpress

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