TJ Maher

TJ Maher was born in Tipperary. He is an artist who lives in County Wicklow. His garden, Patthana, which is open to the public, is a unique creation combining horticultural and artistic disciplines. He teaches a garden course in his garden and delivers presentations and lectures to garden societies and clubs.
TJ and his garden have featured on BBC Television’s ‘Gardener’s World’ and on RTE One’s ‘Nationwide’. Patthana has also featured in The English Garden, Gardens Illustrated and House & Garden in the UK and all major magazines and newspapers in Ireland.

TJ is interested in Buddhist principles. Through his garden he finds connection with himself and with nature, which has been his love since childhood.

His book ‘Grounded in the Garden’ released March 2024, explores the practical considerations that come into play when creating a beautiful garden which also respects nature, a how-to guide interspersed with spiritual and thought-provoking inquiry as he reflects on nature and what she has to teach us if we are willing to listen.

Instagram: @patthana_garden