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, north, dublin, outdoor, dining, pergola, low maintenance

Stylish sanctuary garden in Glasnevin, Dublin

Stylish sanctuary garden in Glasnevin, Dublin City [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] I was contacted by my client (P.) in Glasnevin, as she really had “had enough” of her current small courtyard garden design, which lacked imagination and quality of finish. Her brief was for me to design a polished courtyard garden with minimal planting but which would make the most of the space so that she and her family could enjoy sitting and eating outdoors (Irish weather permitting!). However, P. was very clear that neither she nor her...

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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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