Contemporary Urban Garden Design, New Bride St ,Dublin 8.

Contemporary urban low maintenance styled garden.Black Limestone stepping stones with white marble decorative gravel and garden lighting. White washed walls and raised beds with cedar timber seating.

Rear garden yard 
Rear garden with cluttered storage space

This property in New Bride street Dublin was a Victorian terraced house with a narrow and unappealing  l shaped rear garden yard. Its owner which also used the property for teaching students wished  to have a contemporary garden space that could also be used for entertaining in the summer months.

Stepping stones and storage benches in progress
Limestone stepping stones and white marble gravel with garden lights

The design we implemented was based on a rectilinear design centered around black limestone stepping stones and white marble gravel surround with a seating area which could be used also for storage. We created raised beds and the seating with a mixture of pine and cedar decking and clad the rear wall with pine .Lighting insets were set in  the cladding and down lighting on the side walls with an up light on the bay laurel tree to light the garden up at night adding another dimension to the new garden.

Finished seating area with lighting

To maximise the space in the garden the seating units we created could also be opened to be used as storage units while also we created bespoke timber box styled houses to conceal the wheelie bins.
The planting consisted of a mixture of low maintenance grasses & spring bulbs for seasonal colour with an Astelia grass,Maple tree & re-positioned variegated holly. With two fibre glass pots with Agapanthus climbing rose for added structure.

Storage units concealing bins
Limestone steps and front bed with led lights inset
Front garden walling repaired and space redesigned
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