Views from the patio to the seating area

Make your own statement in Dublin suburbs

Strong statement of form and function [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] We came into this project by referral from the architect, with whom we had previously worked, who had been kind enough to recommend us to the client.  Our architect friend had recently designed the significant upgrade of the house in terms of its scale and features, including a large turret that now forms a striking feature in the central portion of the house and which elegantly unifies the building design. The existing garden was quite mature and included...

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natural garden design, traditional garden, stepping stones, lawns, perennial flowers, irish garden design

Hidden gem in Dalkey

Marriage of house and garden [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] One of our favourite projects is this lovely garden that required a gentle intervention to create a setting for the well composed architectural design. The property, a corner site, had an existing dwelling dating from the 1930s, but this was entirely updated and given a new but elegantly retrospective look by Robert Bourke architects with a terracotta tiled roofline echoing the original and neighbouring houses. To the main structure a pavilion was added with a similar pitched roof finished with...

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garden design, designer, gardens, patio, outdoor dining, living, water feature

Gorgeous garden design in Greystones

Gorgeous garden in the Garden County [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] We were delighted to design a sun-drenched garden for our lovely client in Greystones, County Wicklow in the beautiful Burnaby residential area.  The houses here were set out as part of a planning project in the early twentieth century having generous proportions and ample garden space around them in order to create a well manicured suburb that would be attractive for well-heeled residents taking the coastal train to work in Dublin. The properties are generally in the Arts and...

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Planting settled in after many years

Tropical garden design in Dalkey

Tropical looking back garden in Dalkey [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"]   We were contacted by our clients in late 2017, just as they were completing their new house build located in an attractive south Dublin suburban location, not too far from the sea. It's 'L' shaped sheltered courtyard garden had created a warmer micro-climate capable of supporting some special tropical plants that I had been coming across of late. Recent enthusiastic conversations with Billy Alexander at Bloom about a shared interest in tropical plants from the Canary Islands and New...

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Magnolia garden design in Dublin

Magnolia garden in Ranelagh, Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] The design for this compact front garden to a red-brick period property in Ranelagh, Dublin revolves around an existing specimen Magnolia whose beautiful shape adds a lot of character to the garden and softens the scale of the property.  The existing non-descript concrete paving was updated with granite flags laid in a modern linear pattern and complemented with soft gravel to create a walkway around the garden. The planting was laid out with rectilinear box hedging framing each new planting...

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garden, design, water, lights, pergola, planting

Water garden near the Rock, Cashel

Water garden Cashel, County Tipperary [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] We were commissioned to completely redesign the garden on a large plot around a modern dwelling on the margins of Cashel town in Tipperary. My clients, a delightful couple looking were looking to create something special both viewed from the main lounge of the house and in terms of creating an enticing garden for good weather days. He was looking to do more gardening, look after flowers, grow vegetables and so forth. The main body of the garden lies at the side...

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design, gardens, house, home, period, classical, patio, lighting

New period home with garden, Dublin

Period style garden in north Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] The garden was designed to add further value to a spacious home whose architecture had been designed to a period style in the early 2000s.  The owners have a young family and were looking to improve on the layout of their garden to provide a more characterful space and to make the most of the evening sun especially during the summer. The design brief The garden space around the house needed to be designed to essentially a pseudo-classical style that...

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garden design, new, garden, makeover, back, rear, patio, lawns, planting

Coastal chic, garden in Malahide

Coastal chic garden in Malahide, Co. Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] This garden was designed for a couple looking to set off their large, fashionable home, in which they have included all their dream elements, with a stylish garden that has plenty of space to both receive and entertain visitors. The design brief The garden design included a reposed, orderly looking front garden with lawns and classical, formalised planting in keeping with the stateliness of the house itself.  The garden design challenge was to set out the driveway and parking...

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garden design, building, outdoor, designer, architect, designed, traditional, contemporary, stone planters, landscape architecture, maple tree, step lights

Well polished, warm garden in Monkstown

Well polished, warm garden in Monkstown, South Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Garden design brief The design for this compact rear garden had to be constructed to the highest level of quality.  All materials were carefully considered for their use, durability and for what they would add to the aesthetic of the garden: they all had to work together as a cohesive design.  Our fabulous, friendly clients demanded the very best from us in terms of design and installation throughout and we are so pleased that they decided to invest in...

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garden design, building, outdoor, room, designer, architect, designed, contemporary, shed

Ultimate garden room in Glenageary

Ultimate garden room in Glenageary, South Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] My wonderful clients for this garden in the lovely suburb of Glenageary, nestled to the south of Dublin, gave me the brief to create an ordered, yet colourful garden across the seasons. The emphasis is on repetition of a select few plants in the colour range purple to deep pink, blue and white, restraint being the order of the day. Furthermore, the brief was that the garden design should be in-keeping with the architecture of the house, which itself dates...

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