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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West Coast Living garden in Galway

West Coast Living garden in Galway [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] I like to travel to experience gardens in all parts of Ireland and so was excited to be given the opportunity to develop a garden in Clarinbridge in Galway, a stone's throw from the wild Atlantic and not far from the wilds of Connemara, a part of Ireland that I frequented, and loved, in my youth. The overall garden in this property is quite large but my brief was to create a courtyard garden in the space created by...

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Family garden in Monkstown

Contemporary, Family garden in Monkstown, Co. Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] The design for this garden in Monkstown, an attractive, leafy, suburb of south Dublin, includes a family back garden with a sunken patio area finished in natural limestone and a new layout for the front garden that had previously been simply under grass. Existing perimeter trees and hedgerow were selectively retained where they added to the design and, in the case of the front garden, this includes a fabulous specimen Ailanthus tree. Garden designer’s brief The owners had recently...

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