Small Garden Ideas from Dublin and Cork Garden Designers

Small garden ideas from Dublin and Cork garden designers. Design ideas for small gardens, tiny gardens, yards, courtyards and even balconies.

Kitchen Garden In Dublin City

Brian O Hara Design from Dublin

Our customer wanted a garden that for relaxing, but they also wanted to be able to grow plants, flowers and vegetables. We created a garden that has a modern feel, but uses very natural materials and works well as a traditional kitchen garden. The design process inspired several features that worked really well. We extended the roofs of the two small sheds at the rear of the garden so that they met in the middle. This created a sheltered area, perfect for rainy days. A water feature adds impact and brightens up a dark area of the garden which is bordered by walls, an idea that was proposed by Oliver Shurman of Venus Nurseries. And for the gardeners, there are two large planting bed which provide plenty of fresh vegetable and salads. Our customer wanted a garden that for relaxing, but they also wanted to be able to grow plants, flowers and vegetables. We created a garden that has a modern feel, but uses very ...

Garden Landscaping

Expert Decking Landscaping and Patios from Dublin Ayrfield, Dublin 13

It's fantastic to be able to compare how a garden looks before and after it's Ken Eccles makeover! For every completed garden in this gallery, you can see how it looked in it's original state. It's fantastic to be able to compare how a garden looks before and after it's Ken Eccles makeover! For every completed garden in this gallery, you can see how it looked in it's ...

Bloom Winning Garden 2010

Fox Gardens from Cork Clanwilliam Court, Dublin 2

Fox Garden Design took top prize in the engaging space category for our "Islands" garden at Bloom 2010. The design concept contrasts what we see in nature - with 3 rolling islands of land surrounded by the stillness of water. The first island is planted with a soft flowing carpet of small blue daisies. A central island is planted with grass for sitting, and the third island is planted with a graceful sedge. The garden is clad with Liscannor dry stone walling from Clare. Fox Garden Design took top prize in the engaging space category for our "Islands" garden at Bloom 2010.The design concept contrasts what we see in nature - with 3 rolling islands ...

Small Garden Ideas

Fox Gardens from Cork

Great small gardens call for strong design and clever planting. Here's just 2 small garden from my portfolio. Great small gardens call for strong design and clever planting. Here's just 2 small garden from my portfolio.

Garden Courtyards

Fox Gardens from Cork

Making the perfect courtyard garden requires attention to detail and a lot of thought. Here are 4 courtyard gardens which demonstrate perfectly what can be achieved in even the smallest space. Making the perfect courtyard garden requires attention to detail and a lot of thought. Here are 4 courtyard gardens which demonstrate perfectly what can be achieved in even the ...

Dalkey Garden With Unusual Shape

Brian O Hara Design from Dublin Dalkey, Co. Dublin

This garden was a little different in that it had an usual shape, and was dominated by a dividing wall which made the garden feel dark and cramped. My clients wanted to enjoy a coffee in the morning sun but that meant sitting out in the middle of the garden, which never felt right for them. The approach we took was to break the garden up into separate areas which peeped into each other. In each area you can glimpse the larger garden, but not necessarily see it all at once. A small water feature provides a gentle noise backdrop. The shed and the fencing were painted black which gives a greater sense of space to the whole garden. This garden was a little different in that it had an usual shape, and was dominated by a dividing wall which made the garden feel dark and cramped. My clients wanted to enjoy a ...

Small Garden In Cabinteely

Brian O Hara Design from Dublin

The first time I saw this garden it was dominated by a decked area, shed and a climbing frame. The deck was only slightly higher than the rest of the garden. However, it was surrounded by a balustrade which added to the overcrowded feeling. My two clients had different ideas for the garden. One wanted to pave the whole area and the other client wanted a lawn. The plan I came up with satisfied them both and they were very happy with the finished garden. The trick to giving the feeling of space in quite a small garden is to keep forms and materials simple. The shape of the lawn makes it look bigger despite being very a little area. We used as much of the existing plants in the garden and supplemented with some ground covering plants and colourful perennials. The first time I saw this garden it was dominated by a decked area, shed and a climbing frame. The deck was only slightly higher than the rest of the garden. However, it was surrounded ...

Bloom 2008 Medium Garden Medal Winner

Brian O Hara Design from Dublin

The design concept in this garden was about almost hiding the structure within the planting. It feels as if a garden has been carved from a natural nook with a stream gently flowing through it. Two curved patios emerge from the planting as if dropped from above, linked by a bridge over water. A curved lava block wall adds tones of an ancient Japanese ruins. The design concept in this garden was about almost hiding the structure within the planting. It feels as if a garden has been carved from a natural nook with a stream gently flowing ...