Award Winning Ranelagh Garden

The house is a 3 story over basement with the kitchen, the most used room in the house, in the basement. The courtyard area outside the kitchen was very bland with no interest or detail to look out at. The water feature was ideal here as it provides texture and detail in such a small space. A sheet of clear perspex was used to catch the water to bring it down to the pool. If this wasn't used the noise would have unbearable. Stone paneling was used as a center piece behind the perspex to create a natural feel and hardwood paneling was used either side to give a rich feel to the area.

With the planting beds being quite small and the walls being over 3 meters in height, cupressus pyramidalis were used to soften the area. To be able to use steps in any garden is a bonus as it creates great interest over different levels. As the garden had a slight slope steps were achievable linking the main stone surface to the lower garden area and the raised pergola area.Aside from the steps, other areas of interest were created. The stepped feature bed created interest with planting at 3 different levels and it helped hide the height of the back wall which dominated the area. The garden room is ideal during the day and night for entertaining. The pergola gives and elevated view over the whole garden and the bespoke seat looks out over the lawn area,

The stone used in the walls and garden room is blue limestone which was chosen to tie in with one existing boundary wall. The stone paving is Portuguese granite which has a natural red color which picked up the tones from the house.

The planting carries year round interest from color, leaf texture, evergreen foliage and scent. We were delighted to receive an ALCI Landscaping Award for this garden. Scroll down to see how this garden looks after just one year, and again after 2 years.

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Before - no garden room

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After View over garden from pergola area

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Before: View of wall before water feature.

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After: Water feature from top.

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Before: View of house

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After: View from other side of tunnel to house.

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Before: View - before tunnel.

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After: View through tunnel by night.

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Daytime - View through tunnel

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Nighttime: View through tunnel.

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Before

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After - View over garden from pergola area

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View of house - after

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View from inside garden room.

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Garden room roof detail

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Pergola with recess wall.

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View from one side of tunnel to house.

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View of water feature from bottom

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Feature raised bed.

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View to feature bed from paving level.

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View from inside garden room.

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Garden - one year on.

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ALCI Landscape Award 2014

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And 2 years on....

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Transformed The House and Garden

We had originally considered building an extension just to utilise the space - but doing what we did has delivered a far better use of space for us.

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Small Rathmines Garden

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Garden For Entertaining

I love the whole thing, it's gorgeous....It was Ross's design that won him the job.

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Designer Suntrap Garden

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Large Garden Landscaping

We now have an absolutely stunning back garden.

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Garden With Parking

What Ross achieved looked every bit as good as I had hoped, in fact better.

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Garden Stonework

Ross's whole approach is excellent. He delivers on his promises and you definitely get what you pay for.

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Professional From The Start

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Brilliant Design Concept

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Good Design and Workmanship

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Beautiful Dublin Garden

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Landscaping, Stonework in Blackrock

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A Garden Oasis

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Short, Wide Garden Redesign

It's such a pleasant place to go to now and it has drawn the rest of the family outside to participate in the garden.

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Steep Garden Makeover

We love our back garden and are really looking forward to next summer when we will be able to take full advantage of it!

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Wow Factor Garden

We invited three landscapers ... to provide some ideas... Ross's design stood out and had a wow factor about it.

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Garden Reshaping

With Ross you get a real professional who won't rip you off. He's also a really nice guy.

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Garden Landscaping

My mum, who's a great gardener said that everything he chose was fantastic, that they were very good quality plants.

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Front, Back Garden

We went to see Ross's work first. We liked what we saw and we liked what people said about Ross.

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Garden With Patio, Water

Ross Farrell was the main reason why I chose Greenstone Landscaping. I met with him and liked him very much.

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