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