Front Garden Design with Kerb Appeal

Formal Period Front Garden Design

Formal Period Front Garden Design

This wonderful new front garden design located in south county Dublin is a wonderful addition to this period mid terrace home, adding to the gorgeous frontage of the house and giving it great kerb appeal.  The garden design is structured and in tune with the period design of this residential area.  

It features a granite cobble edged path leading from the gate to the front door with the grey granite slabs set in a diamond pattern and borders on each side of the path filled with lavender.   The path links to a formal garden featuring a central hexagonal border containing one feature standard piece of topiary under

Diamond Pattern Granite Garden Path

Diamond Pattern Granite Garden Path

planted with roses.    A matching hexagonal path encircles the central border with a finish of white beach cobbles set in cement nearest the centre and borders filling the remaining space between the path and the boundaries.   

The structural planting, including topiary box balls, grasses and perennials with a few select shrubs finishes this garden to give just the right amount of formality to make sure that the garden looks great all year around even in the winter.   The existing maple near the front wall was the only planting retained from the previous garden to maintain some privacy from the roadside and was matched by another japanese

Formal Front Garden Design

Formal Front Garden Design

maple planted in the other corner adjacent to the road.   

The bane of so many front gardens are wheelie bins which must be stored somewhere accessible for easy transfer to the roadside each week.   In this garden the wheelie bins are stored in a custom-built wooden container settled adjacent to the front wall of the garden which will be painted dark grey to help it recede into the background.    When the planting matures it will also be screened by some shrubs to the fore and the mature Japanese maple.   The unit has a hinged top roof and two front doors to allow for ease of access and manoeuvrability and is accessible by the grey granite cobble path linking to the central gravel paths.   

Beautifully designed and planted by Garden Design Dublin and expertly constructed by Think Outside

Contemporary Garden Design

Gorgeous Front Garden Design

Gorgeous Front Garden Design

The gorgeous gardens of this beautiful house which is for sale in Foxrock, Dublin were designed by Garden Design Dublin.   The gardens comprise three separate areas, the front, side and back gardens.   All the gardens were designed in a very contemporary style, in line with the finish of the house, with clean sharp materials and straight lines with lovely complementary planting.

Contemporary Back Garden

Contemporary Back Garden

The front garden was set off beautifully by a granite step and granite paving adjacent to the house, complementary cobbles and structured planting.  This design frames the front of the house nicely and blends with the gravel finish over the rest of the driveway provided for parking and access.

The back garden was transformed into an outdoor living space with generous spaces designed to fit an outdoor lounging set and dining table and chairs with the ground surface finished in contemporary egyptian limestone.   Due to the significant slope on the rear garden it was divided into three different levels.

View of House from back Garden

View of House from back Garden

The patio level nearest the house, the middle level finished as a lawn and the upper level where a garage was sited with a separate access to the adjacent main road.   The levels were supported by plastered walls finished in off white to complement the clean finish of the rest of the design and paving.    Two sets of wide steps provide access between the levels which together with a double row of stepping-stones across the lawn create an attractive feature within the garden design, particularly when viewed from the house.

Side Garden Design

Side Garden Design

The side garden is finished in a similar design to the rear garden with staggered white walls supporting a raised border which runs along the side of the garden to support the higher level of the ground at the boundary.    Cedar lath fencing runs horizontally along this boundary to provide an attractive modern backdrop which complements beautifully the rest of this contemporary garden design.

For further details on this house and garden follow the link……http://www.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sale/foxrock/claremont-house-claremont-road-foxrock-dublin-1522720/

 

Patio Garden Design

Patio Garden Design

Gorgeous Built-In Garden Seat

 

Built-In Garden Seat

Built-In Garden Seat

Garden Design for a small garden can be just as challenging as that of a bigger garden.  Space is more precious and the use of the space needs to be considered thoughtfully with a lot of competing requirements.    It is also very important to still give the garden design something special to provide that wow factor.   In this garden design we designed a Built-In curved wooden garden seat suspended invisibly from a rock wall, which sits neatly into the corner of the garden, to provide that special something.      We have also left a planted area under the built-in garden seat for Ferns which together with the rest of the planting in this garden will give that luxuriant green feeling when mature.

Raised Limestone Border

Raised Limestone Border

The wall was made from limestone which complimented nicely the cobble inserts and edging which we used to break up the curvaceous grey granite patio.    The same building stone was used to face the rear of the house and a complimentary rectangular shaped raised bed set against the house.    The clients still wanted a lawn for their dog to play on and to soften the hard landscaping, which was included but using artificial grass to reduce maintenance.  They also needed a garden shed which we set into the least sunny corner of the garden, surrounded by planting. which will nicely camouflage it when mature.

Garden with Built in Garden Seating

Garden with Built in Garden Seating

 

This garden was designed beautifully by Garden Design Dublin and expertly constructed by Davidstown Contracting and Landscaping.

 

 

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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