Sometimes a new Garden Design Plan for the whole garden is not required and to just address the one or two areas of the garden which will make the most impact on the usability and visual appeal of your outdoor space is what is needed. In this garden the clients just wished to re-design the patio area closest to the house to transform it into a real contemporary outdoor living space. We therefore compiled a Garden Design Plan solely for this area of the garden which is loacted in Castleknock, Dublin.
The clients wanted a real contemporary patio, adjacent to the large glass doors and windows into the main living areas of their house. They
wanted an enclosed space and already had a retractable awning fitted over this area, but they found that without an integrated design they were still not getting the most use of this space. To create a feeling of enclosure we therefore designed a cedar clad backdrop in the corner where a new outdoor lounging suite was to be situated. A larger patio was designed as part of the Garden Design Plan using contemporary paving materials laid in a regular square pattern to create a clean sharp finish. The new patio leads via a few steps to new paths running adjacent to the rear of the house
and down the side of the garden to link the new patio to the existing garden. Raised planters were built to soften the design with cedar capping of the walls to compliment the cedar backdrop to the lounging area and to allow them to double as seating if needed. One of the raised planters was built with stone walls to link it to the same stone used elsewhere in the existing garden which enabled us to pull the whole garden together as one cohesive and seemless garden design.