30 November 2022
Located in a residential development in Malahide, Tully Landscapes were engaged to update the garden for this detached house, increasing the surface area of the driveway to accommodate two new parking spaces, whilst complimenting the modern classic design of the house. The existing evergreen oaks were used to anchor the layout of the garden and a simple palette of materials with clean lines creates well defined areas that maximises the space. Material choice for hard landscaping includes a double row of granite cobbles edging the driveway, and design consideration was given to the size of raised granite kerbs which were selected to achieve balance between the edging and to lift the planting beds. Granite cobble aprons were laid to either side of the house, and a gravel driveway was laid with Lite Gold stone, underpinned with Nidagravel stabilising sheets to create a firm, free-draining surface.
Planting was carefully selected to enhance the sense of privacy and soften the edges of the space, with Portuguese Laurel Hedging planted along the boundary, and in keeping with the formal character of the design, box hedging was selected to border the planting beds at the front of the house and planted with Hydrangea and round Holly topiary. Specimen plants such as Dwarf Pines, Holly, Amelanchier and Japanese Maple were selected for key locations in the larger beds, and mixed herbaceous and shrub planting, along with bulbs such as Alliums, were planted to give all year-round colour and interest. To complete the garden, a lighting layout was implemented incorporating up lighters on key specimen trees.