This contemporary garden design was completed this year for a garden in Dalkey, Co Dublin. The garden was not large and already had a generous paved area, a lawn at a higher level supported by a low wall and a border at the back of the garden supported by another wall. The rear boundary wall however, was the biggest problem as it was constructed from a mix of materials from concrete blocks, to natural rock and timber fencing and as it was, it would never provide a good back drop to any new garden design. In such a small garden the backdrop is very important and has to be addressed.
We used limestone walling to face both this rear wall and both raised walls within the garden, which due to its rich grey colour complimented beautifully the existing finish on the modern garden building located in the corner. In order to completely finish the wall to the same height as the previous fencing, we then capped the wall with bangkirai wooden laths which also has wonderful depth of colour and compliments the limestone.
We then focused attention into the garden by creating a pattern of granite paving slabs forming a contemporary version of a stepping stone path from the top of the steps to a small new patio located in the corner of the lawn.
The lawn itself was framed by continuing the granite, in the form of cobbles around the outside and edging
the flower beds to the sides and fore of the garden. To finish the garden design, we came up with a beautiful planting scheme which enhanced the structure of the garden with more formal detail including box hedging and box balls nearest the main patio and a more relaxed mixed arrangement of planting in the border at the end of the garden.
Beautifully designed by Garden Design Dublin and expertly construction by Davidstown Contracting & Landscaping