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
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
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.