More Small Gardens

With so many great small gardens in their portfolio, we couldn't squeeze them all into the same gallery. Here's more beautiful, small gardens from Greenstone Landscaping.

Traditional Courtyard Garden

A traditional courtyard garden with stone water feature.

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Small Modern Garden

A small garden was transformed with saw edge travertine paving and chocolate travertine trims for detail. 6 matching box planters were also built in travertine. On the left side the planters tapered up in height to create some privacy from neighboring houses and on the right side they tapered down in height to allow for more sun to enter the garden. Wide steps were created with 3 box hedging planters in the middle of each step to help break up the hard surfaces. All block work was plastered with a white sand/ white cement mix so no painting needed. A hardwood shed was built for storage. Scroll down to see photos of the garden by night too.

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Goatstown Garden

Greenstone were responsible for construction of this modern garden with quite simple and very low maintenance planting. The deck is in cedar with each board was specially machined to obtain a clean cut. The shed at the back is clad in larger ceder boards which were also specially machined to obtain a really clean cut look. The stone is an imported german limestone and is pointed with a flexible tile grout. See how this garden looks one year on by scrolling to the bottom of the photos.

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1 year later this garden is a delight. Patio tables and chairs on the terrace overlook a relaxed sitting area below.

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The plants and flowers are flourishing, providing a lush green backdrop.

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Leopardstown Garden

Greenstone gaves this Leopardstown garden a contempory finish with cut granite, painted, rendered walls and low maintenance planting.

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Small Garden In Blackrock

Lots of ideas here for the smaller garden! The tree stump which could not be removed was turned into a water feature. A vibrant purple wall helped to screen the shed and was lit up at night. Boundry wall was cladded in ceder to create texture and interest. The timber bench seat is a permanent structure to save dragging chairs and tables from the shed. Imported limestone paving was used to create contrast between coloured walls and timber.

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Before!. This photo of work in progress shows the scale of this small garden.

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Sociable Garden, Glasthule, Co. Dublin

A social garden with plenty of seating in Glasthule, Co. Dublin. Scroll down to see photos of work in progress.

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Small Contemporary Dalkey Garden

A lack of storage in the house and a badly designed concrete shed led to the design of this small garden. The concrete shed had to go from a practical point of view as the space inside was unusable. All the rubble from the shed was reused in the garden under the raised paved area which saved on cost. The raised area caught the sun last as the back wall faced south west. Raised beds were introduced to give some height in planting and to act as seats.

Mahogany timber seats were also built which also held storage boxes underneath. The timber shed is part of the existing shed so we added timber cladding to match the seats. The rear access gate had to be moved to accommodate the raised paved area. This involved demolishing and rebuilding a 100 year old granite wall. Garden lighting was used to subtly light up the garden at night. The stone is Turkish travertine and the low walls were plastered with white sand and white cement.

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Bray Garden With Water Feature

This garden completed in the snows of 2010, involved a full redesign.

The old garden had a number of serious flaws. There were old concrete covered in algae, right outside the back door and totally impractical. The garden was totally overgrown and nothing could be seen. There was nowhere to sit especially where the sun shines at the back left.

The brief was to allow for a covered heated seating area with a visible water feature to allow the sun shine into the covered area. A storage unit was also needed.

To acheive this, the steps had to be moved to allow for more usable space outside. As the back wall was at a sharp angle it left the back left corner an awkward shape to work with. The solution was to build the summer house with a hidden storage unit built into the hard angle at the back. The door can be seen by looking very carefully at the back wall on the summer house.

The finish was to be contemporary with some structure and color within the planting. Neutral farrow and ball paint colors on the walls complemented the oatmeal colored granite paving.Lighting made the garden come alive at night.

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Garden illuminated at night.

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Garden With Play Area

This garden in consists of very simple brick work and paving that ties in with the existing brick work on the house. A central lawn area has been kept as a children's play area. Raised planting beds will provide plenty of colour as the garden matures.

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Chinese Slate Garden

A standard garden with little interest has been brought to life - with lots of interesting corners and hideaways. Chinese slate paving unifies the garden and camouflages the storage shed. A gazebo will in time provide a "window" through the garden.

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Before View of shed and garden.

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Minimalist Garden

Simple changes made a big difference to this small garden. The existing walls were over 100 years old, still solid but of not great beauty. We replastered them to brighten the garden up. A traditional built-in charcoal bbq, paving with uplighters to illuminate the walls at night and a raised herb bed built with hardwood seat added a relaxed, contemporary touch.

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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

Professional From The Start

I could not recommend Greenstone highly enough as the finished product is fantastic.

Mark Walsh from Sandyford 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

Landscaping, Stonework in Blackrock

Ross was very engaged and immediately envisioned what we wanted

Magda and Eamonn from Blackrock talks to pickapro .. See full interview

A Garden Oasis

Give Ross the opportunity to produce a design first - his design just might include things you wouldn't have thought of yourself.

John & Ann Kavanagh from Glenageary talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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.

Janet C from Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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!

Petra Ryan from Dalkey, Co Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Wow Factor Garden

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

Aidan Kennedy from Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden Reshaping

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

Craig Doyle from Co Wicklow talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden Landscaping

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

Niamh McMorrough from Milltown, Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Front, Back Garden

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

Claire from Blackrock, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Garden With Patio, Water

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

Lorraine Lyons from Donnybrook, Dublin 4 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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