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Rathmines - Grosvenor Road


Rathmines, Dublin 6

Project Type

Private Garden

Date Completed

28 July 2014


Garden Design and Landscaping project for a period house in this leafy South Dublin property. The site was divided into two separate gardens, upper & lower which are joined by a narrow passageway and consisted of a mix and match of various paving types that had been added over the years.

Our clients brief was to create some unity in the garden and link both the upper and lower garden and also
complement the new sun-room extension in the lower garden.

The garden design agreed was a paving pattern laid at an angle 45 degrees from the house with textured strips along the walls, at change in level and change in space. After exploring a number of different paving surfaces our client decided on a gold granite paving flag with a tumbled granite cobble complementing. A slot drain was also included with the patio laid to exact falls to improve drainage within the garden.

The planting beds were kept formal with box hedging, some specimen plants such as a weeping cedar and a
Japanese Maple were selected for key locations in the larger beds. Pleached Lime trees were included as screening trees in the lower garden. All plants was selected with our client at our 30acre nursery in North County Dublin.