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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Cute courtyard garden in Terenure, Dublin

Cute courtyard garden in Terenure, Dublin [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Sometimes good things come in small sizes, and we were most pleased to have the opportunity to redesign this small garden for our clients in Terenure. The total size of this small courtyard garden to the rear of a contemporary red-brick terrace house measures around 35m2 and is L-shaped. The existing garden consisted of a simple patio shape with some grass areas and planting around the perimeter. The brief was to remove the grass to create a hard landscape scheme...

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