Modern Garden Design with a Fire Pit

Garden Design with Fire Pit

Garden Design with Fire Pit

This modern garden design transformed a bare nearly square garden of a new build in a housing in Delgany, Co Wicklow into a wonderful relaxing garden to be enjoyed in all seasons.    When we first saw this garden, it was only a square of lawn with a concrete patio adjacent to the house.   It was surrounded on three sides by new fencing but to the rear the fencing was on top of a concrete wall supporting overlooking houses behind and was not very attractive.

Garden Before Transformation

Garden Before Transformation

Treatment of this wall was very important to ensure that the new garden had an attractive backdrop.

To soften the square shape of the garden and to make it more relaxing to be within we used overlapping circles to create this garden design.  The inner circle edges the scottish cobble border adjacent to the patio, the inner edge of the path to the shed and then cuts through the gravel bed and fire pit.  The outer circle forms the outer edge of the path and the granite edging stone of the borders on the other two sides of the garden.

Modern Garden Design Plan

Modern Garden Design Plan

 

Beautiful and hard-wearing granite was the main material used in the design, both for the generous patio adjacent to the house and the cobbles defining the edges in the garden design and forming the steps.   A wonderful fire pit made from granite stone with a matching semi circular built-in seat was positioned in the corner of the garden to add an attractive feature to the garden and to provide an enjoyable space for entertaining on cooler summer evenings.

Circular Granite Fire Pit

Granite Fire Pit with Built in Semi Circular Seating

 

Finally,  the Client had just purchased a very attractive garden shed, so rather than camouflaging the shed within the garden design we decided to make it a feature in the garden setting it off with some granite paving to the fore and complemented it with a newly plastered adjacent rear concrete wall which we painted a dark grey colour.  Finally, to add an extra touch to the design we placed a bed filled with scottish cobbles and Agapanthus adjacent to the patio.  The mix of textures between all the materials really works and gives a lovely design touch to this great garden design.

This garden design looks gorgeous now but the planing is immature.  We are really looking forward to seeing how it looks in a few years time with more mature planting.

Gorgeous Garden Shed

Gorgeous Garden Shed

Beautifully design by Garden Design Dublin and expertly built by DJ Landscapes.

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Contemporary Garden Design with Fire Pit and Built in BBQ

Water Blade Feature

Water Blade Feature

 

This contemporary garden design  transformed an old patio area into an outdoor room using modern materials and sharp lines to produce a patio which is a wonderful compliment to a beautiful home.   The garden design extends the house out into the garden and provides space for relaxation, BBQing and dining.

 

 

 

Fire Pit with Built in Seating

Fire Pit with Built in Seating

 

 

A water feature set into a rock finished wall forms a focal point within the garden design which is set into an L shaped wall and flanked by raised beds filled with flowering plants.   The patio finished in Egyptian limestone provides a generous space for a dining table and chairs set beside a built-in BBQ for outdoor cooking and entertaining.

 

 

Built in BBQ

Built in BBQ

 

 

For enjoyment on cool summer evenings the garden design has a Fire Pit finished in matching rock positioned surrounded on two sides by built-in seating.   The top of the Fire Pit has been fitted with a removal cover to allow it to double as a coffee table when not in use.

 

 

Contemporary Garden Design

Contemporary Garden Design

Contemporary Garden Design

This Contemporary Garden Design transformed  a building site into a lovely outdoor room with victorian touches designed to complement the new house.   The garden design provides outdoor spaces to be enjoyed during the different times of the day and also makes an attractive vista to admire from within the house on cooler days.  

The garden design features a central square lawn, designed to be the same width as that of the family room , which juts out into the garden, highlighted by Portuguese granite cobbles . The lawn is encircled by cream coloured Egyptian limestone paving laid in a soldier course to create a very contemporary clean finish. 

The limestone continues around the garden,

Finished Garden Design

Finished Garden Design

framing the lawn and the surrounding raised borders creating a pattern of rectangular shapes and providing a sharp finish to all areas.  Some of the borders are finished in brick to match the brick of the house and others are plastered and painted off white to add to the contemporary feeling of the garden design. 

Garden Before

Garden Before

A long raised brick border set against the rear boundary staggers in width along its length and enables the planting of pleached hedging plants to both improve screening to the rear and provide an attractive feature within the garden.   The central section of this raised border directly facing the family room features a wooden Pergola overhanging a garden bench positioned centrally relative to the lawn and family room.

Finished Garden Design

Finished Garden Design

 A narrow border positioned to the rear of the square lawn is filled with lavender and allows the outer beams of the pergola to be clothed flowering climbers.

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From Garden Design to Reality!

Garden Design Drawing 3d

Garden Design Drawing 3D Image

It is wonderful to see a Garden Design become reality, from the drawing board (or PC nowadays!) to completion.   This garden was designed for a mature couple re-locating to Greystones who were going to have more time on their hands and wanted to be able to enjoy their garden when they retired.    The garden was in quite bad condition and as the house was due to be renovated the owners wanted to completely transform the gardens to compliment the house.     They wanted the Garden Design to have a number of

Finished Back Garden

Finished Back Garden

spaces to relax in within the garden, during different times of the day,  so that they could enjoy the outdoors whenever possible.      They also wanted a Greenhouse in the Garden Design to enable them to start enjoying growing some plants and vegtables.    However, they wanted a Greenhouse which was an attractive addition to the garden design and a feature in its own right and although they wanted to enjoy the garden, they wanted it to be manageable.

It was a large garden on a slight slope,  with a generous area adjacent to the side of the house and a good sized front garden.   A large lawn with a feature greenhouse offset into the corner was created in the rear garden set off by a mini

Decorative Greenhouse

Decorative Greenhouse

patio to the fore and complemented with brick curving walls on each side.   On the opposite side of the garden the slope was transformed into curvaceous terraces finished in decorative gravel and paving to create an attractive yet low maintenance garden feature.    Patios extended down the side of the house to create enclosed sheltered spaces for outdoor dining set off by attractive planting.

The clients did not want any lawn in the front garden so it was finished in grey block paving detailed in grey granite cobbles and kerbing which provided generous parking areas with good turning spaces.   The parking area was encircled with generous borders filled with decorative plants and finished in gravel to reduce maintenance.

This garden was designed by Garden Design Dublin and beautifully constructed by Exhibition Landscapes.

Driveway

Front Garden Driveway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Before Landscaping

Garden Before Landscaping

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