Modern patio design

Garden near the sea

A garden near the sea for outdoor dining, Dunmore East [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 coastal garden in Dunmore East is for a new extensive patio area to the rear of the house incorporating both a seated area around a fire pit and a separate outdoor cooking area. The existing deck area had begun to deteriorate in quality and was not offering enough in terms of functional use or aesthetic pleasure.  Thus, the client asked us to come up with a design for a...

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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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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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Resplendent rural, garden in Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Resplendent rural, garden in Cahir, Co. Tipperary [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] 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...

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