garden in Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Garden designer’s notes
The design for this garden centred around using planting to create new spaces and vistas within the framework provided by the existing boundaries.
Much of the existing garden was given over to lawn with areas of “low- maintenance” but bland shrub planting to the perimeter. This planting was removed and the shapes of the lawn areas were redefined using hornbeam and beech hedging with espaliered Lime trees.
The new planting areas include: woodland planting, a wildflower meadow with orchard trees, open lawn surrounded by the formal hedging and flowing mixed perennial beds. The planting areas define a new route around the garden with garden users walking on variously hoggin, lawn or a bark-mulch path.
An extended natural stone patio was provided also and two new seating areas; one of these is encapsulated by a semi-circle of hornbeam hedging and the other by the espaliered Limes. Both afford new views across the garden.