Garden views

San Elmo Lodge

An architectural gem tucked into the Dalkey coastline [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] The house, around which we have created the garden, is a special one architecturally having been designed and created by Tom de Paor whom the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) described in 2017, when he was awarded a fellowship, as the ‘leading Irish architect of his generation’. Nearly 17 years since its construction, this impressive work of art continues to stand tall, and continues to refuse to look dated in any way. Described by the...

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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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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, 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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garden, design, retaining, walls, perennial, planting, plants, gardens

Floral abundance garden in Killaloe, Co. Clare

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Floral abundance garden in Killaloe, Co. Clare [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1475078454418{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}"] We completed this garden design for a large garden that has a wonderful setting alongside a lake in the southwest of Ireland. It required a design intervention that would create a beautiful garden for our client whilst not detracting from its attractive setting with the spectacular view towards the lake and connection to the countryside. Our garden design brief included the following aspects: firstly, to design out the blandness...

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