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Aoife Doyle and Youssef Baotman and children Adam (11), Zakaria (5) and Laila (4) are on RTE’s Super Garden tonight

Aoife Doyle and Youssef Baotman and children Adam (11), Zakaria (5) and Laila (4) are on RTE’s Super Garden tonight

Aoife Doyle and Youssef Baotman and children Adam (11), Zakaria (5) and Laila (4) are on RTE’s Super Garden tonight

A young family living in a new social housing development in north county Dublin will have their garden transformed by a budding designer vying for a place in next year's Bloom.

Parents Aoife Doyle and Youssef Baotman have three children, Adam (11), Zakaria (5) and daughter Laila (4), who has been diagnosed with global developmental delay.

She is non-verbal and also suffers from epilepsy.

The family feature on RTE's Super Garden which sees five amateur designers competing to create the best garden in the same Fingal estate of Rowlestown.

Touch

One of the family's requirements is that the new garden would incorporate a sensory area for Laila to play in.

"She feels for things, so she uses her hands to feel stuff and uses her tongue for touch or taste," said mum Aoife.

"Laila is delayed in all areas, physically and mentally.

"She's non-verbal but we have recently started to use the language Lamh, which is great because it means she's not as frustrated anymore - she's able to explain. She's able to show what she wants."

After living in eight different rental properties over 12 years, the family were over the moon after receiving the email last June offering them a place on the estate. They moved into their new home last September.

"It would make a massive difference if we had a garden that we could all use. For Laila, it would be a safe area and somewhere that she could enjoy. It would be wonderful," said mum Aoife.

Dublin horticulturalist Tara Linnane has just three weeks to build the garden for a budget of €10,000.

Super Garden airs on RTE1 this evening at 8pm