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Small Garden Ideas

Greenstone will design a garden to maximise the potential of even the smallest space. Here's a selection of ideas and gardens from their small gardens portfolio.

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Small Garden Modernised

A small city garden needed to be modernised to tie in with the new extension. The rear wall was knocked and rebuilt with a tiled finish that matched the tiling on the ground. A bespoke hardwood bench was built that can either be seating or a sun lounger. Simple planting compliments the overall style. In the courtyard a bespoke iroko panel provides privacy for adjoining house.

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City Garden

With clever landscaping, Ross Farrell managed to make this small garden appear twice the size. Greenstone used interlocking curved shapes and varied heights to create distinct areas. Clever use of materials unites each area. For example, see how using matching wooden decking linked the garden room roof with the central bridge.

Take a look at the last photo in this group, which shows how the garden looks just one year on.

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Before!. As the garden is prepared.

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After! The space is beautifully designed to incorporate seating and planting areas.

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Before! The view towards the house.

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After! A complete transformation.

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View from patio near the house towards the garden room.

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A closer view of the garden room. This multi-function room provides an outdoor entertaining space and a lockable storage facility.

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One year on!

Stonework Garden

Greenstone use the complementary combinations of wood, stone and brickworks plus simple planting to achieve a relaxed, natural style for the small garden. Raised beds have been built at 2 different levels to provide interest and perspective. The lower beds also have wooden seats cleverly incorporated.

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Before. View towards rear of garden.

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After! View towards rear of garden.

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Before. View towards house.

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After! View towards house.

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Garden For Entertaining!

Greenstone's client had a clear brief for their garden - they wanted more space for entertaining. To achieve this Greenstone first reduced the slope of the garden by removing 12 tons of soil

The finished garden uses a strong theme of granite paving, granite capping and white rendered walls with recessed lighting. The steps which connect the terraces are also solid granite. The planting is relaxed and very low maintenance.

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Before

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and after!

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3.5 years on...The plants are strong and leafy, and a new home office has been built. What a nice place to work!

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Low Maintenance Garden

Even though this garden requires little maintenance, once matured it will have a leafy countryside feeling.

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Mount Merrion Garden

The brief for this small garden was about creating space and a sun terrace for relaxation. Greenstone created a relaxed, low maintenance feel with a terraced patio for interest. Cedar fencing cleverly camouflages the garden shed.

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Before The original garden, awaits its makeover!

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Pink Garden

This garden needed some love and it definitely got it! A gorgeous stone patio, wraparound seating in timber and warm pink plaster, all enclosed by lush green planting

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Before the makeover ...

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And it certainly got it!

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Minimalist Garden

This garden was overgrown, dark and had no space for relaxing or eating. The new minimalist design is simple but has it all - space for flowers, relaxing, barbecuing and eating! What more could any gardener need!

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Before A pleasant garden, but it lacks seating and feels slightly "closed in"

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After The garden is spacious, minimalist and easy to maintain with plenty of room for a table and chairs.

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BeforeLooking towards the house.

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AfterLooking towards the house. A raised planter for flowers, a barbecue for parties and a bench to sit on and enjoy the sun.

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More pictures of work in progress as Greenstones clears the garden.



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Our Customers Say

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."

Robert Cooper from Wicklow Town talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Small Rathmines Garden

When the ideas of a design come together, you can really see the advantages of having a professional working for you."

A Delany from Rathmines, Dublin 6 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden For Entertaining

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

Mary Allen from Leopardstown, Dublin 18 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Designer Suntrap Garden

It's a designer garden but at the same time it's absolutely practical for our family which is what we really wanted."

Jean Long from Drumcondra talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Large Garden Landscaping

We now have an absolutely stunning back garden."

Eimear O' Broin from Terenure talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden With Parking

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

Ethna Murakami from Killiney talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden Stonework

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

Joan from Templeogue, Dublin 16 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Brilliant Design Concept

We believe the value of our house without doubt has been increased by a significant amount."

George & Deirdre Milligan from Dundrum, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Good Design and Workmanship

The biggest benefit to working with Greenstone was clever design followed up by good workmanship."

Thomas and Roberta from Straffan, Co. Kildare talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Beautiful Dublin Garden

Ross took my plans and showed what could be done by a designer. There is no way I could have envisioned what we ended up with."

Marie C from Ranelagh talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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