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, 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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garden design, building, outdoor, designer, architect, designed, traditional, contemporary, stone planters, landscape architecture, maple tree, step lights

Well polished, warm garden in Monkstown

Well polished, warm garden in Monkstown, South Dublin [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 compact rear garden had to be constructed to the highest level of quality.  All materials were carefully considered for their use, durability and for what they would add to the aesthetic of the garden: they all had to work together as a cohesive design.  Our fabulous, friendly clients demanded the very best from us in terms of design and installation throughout and we are so pleased that they decided to invest in...

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Seeds of Magic, garden in Barretstown

Seeds of Magic garden in Barretstown [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] I was honoured to be selected by Barretstown to design and construct their show garden at Bloom in 2014 and then to organise the transferral of this garden from Bloom to Barretstown itself as a permanent addition to their garden spaces. Barrestown is a wonderful charity, originally set-up by the Hollywood film actor Paul Newman, which organises fun camps for children affected by serious and terminal illness at their premises in Kildare. I intended with this design to create...

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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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garden design, ireland, wicklow, leinster, natural, planting, style

Inspiration from Mount Usher
gold medal winner, people’s favourite, Bloom 2008

Inspiration from Mount Usher gold medal winner, peoples’ favourite, Bloom 2008 [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="#5bb0cd" border_style="solid" width="100%" thickness="2" up="20" down="20"] Tim Austen’s debut show garden entitled ‘Inspiration from Mount Usher’ won a gold medal and peoples’ favourite garden at the 2008 Bloom in the Park show in Dublin’s Phoenix park. The purpose of the garden is to celebrate the design and longevity of the renowned Mount Usher gardens and to show how key garden design ideas, such as, the naturalistic planting style and plant layering, or the marrying of formal and natural layouts can...

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