My back garden, small terraced house
While I appreciate the effort and investment put into it, it feels like a museum of sorts, I wouldn't dare to step on those carefully displayed pebbles or touch the white walls for fear to not smudge them. I'm not sure how to use such a garden, maybe the part with the sofa is the only usable part and the rest is for contemplating ? I agree that the garden should not be a "jungle" unless you are ready to take up the work, but this example seems to be at the other end of the possibilities, a little bit too sterile for me. Anyway, this is huge jump from actually not having a garden at all and having a sophisticated design now. And it looks bigger too in spite of all the artsy decorations, so congrats for pulling through such a project, I'm sure it wasn't simple.
Wow! You should be really proud of yourself. It's an incredible makeover.
I don't know what all the fuss is about. A garden is an extension of your house, nobody says it has to be for nature. Your house, your garden.
Love the garden as I love the rendered white and modern wood. Personally I'd have lost the ying yang statue and grassed what you have as gravel, but it it's the perfect chill out space.
Not sure how you managed to get planning permission for the canopy at the end though!
Referring to Vicky's comment: Perhaps it would have been more constructive to suggest that an area 'zoned' for wildlife would be a great idea for the next project. Much more likely to convince them that it would be a good idea, rather than provoke.
Such a transformation!
wow amazing! Do i asume that all that is possible without planning permission? It almost looks like a build! It has given me some great ideas ;)
fantastic job - great vision and superb execution!
wow stunning transformation!
Incredible! I love this before and after contrast! I love taking before and after pics of our projects - this one has to be one of the best I have ever seen. :-D
The best garden transformation I have ever seen - so much thinking outside the box!
Absolutely stunning- so creative! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Please please can u tell me how to do ur planters who would i need to get in I have an idea for my garden and it is quite similar to urs I think it is amazing tho so artistic well done
planters were made with brick and plastered. Definitely do research on the colour you use to paint them
Stunning! As for the "lady" who was so combative in her tone, perhaps she needs to learn manners and diplomacy? I too love a garden that attracts wild life but I would never criticise others, especially in such a tone, for the choices they make in their own garden. However, if I were to do so,I would say that overgrown gardens are most unattractive!
If I had the space, and the money of course, I would love a garden like this, it is truly a dream space and you should be very proud of it, absolutely the best outside space transformation I have ever seen..
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments
I'm a keen gardener and have a very large garden and thankfully I have the time to look after it. I like order in my garden and although I love some of the beautiful shrubs in the "other" garden it's all a bit chaotic for my liking and the Dublin garden for me would be nice as just part of my own scheme. Order and design in the garden adds to what nature provides so beautifully. I lie somewhere in the middle of the two very different styles. At the end of the day gardens are very personal, they should reflect your personality.
Hi guys, Kevin Dennis here of Cityscape Gardener and i designed this garden took these photos! if any of you are looking for a garden like this go to my website cityscapegardener.ie to see some of my other garden projects and you can contact me directly from there!
love the garden - do you mind me asking what type of plants and shrubs you planted. I have just done a railway sleeper flowerbed against my back wall that gets lots of sun in the morning but nothing in the afternoon or evening . I am not sure what to put in that would work all year around. Any help welcomed?Thanks
Good for you! An amazing use of the space that links the interior and exterior in a seamless way ( well I am guessing your interior is equally as nice!)
I think the transformation you have done is amazing and thanks for sharing it with us. When you share your inspirations in this way you must expect comments and feedback. I think Vicky Allerton's response is a fair one. I don't consider her tone 'self-righteous,' more someone who is passionate about sharing life with nature, after all you are sharing this world with their natural habitat and it's amazing to watch the wildlife at night doing what they do. Your garden is a major transformation and extremely artistic and imaginative but it's not for everyone and it is very fashionable at the moment. You retorted by calling her garden a jungle. We didn't get the full picture of her garden and it is in a more naturally, nurtured state. We should embrace different tastes as that's what makes this site informative, colourful and constructive (hopefully). Well done to you both.
Wow! Very beautiful to look at, but I agree it's probably over developed for a terraced house. However if it's for the owners long term use, then I'm sure they'll get many years enjoyment. Seems a very relaxing space.
Wow! What an amazing difference. Hope you enjoy relaxing in it now.
denise, looks great!