Current Projects

Back Garden South Dublin

Here are some progress shots from an ongoing project. Removal of overgrown hedge and vegetation, demolish existing deck and fencing, new perimeter screen, garden room, organic zone, excavation for split level and poured concrete retaining wall, granite effect paving, lighting, lawn and planting. What more could you ask for? Read more »

Equine Paddock, Co. Laois

We are reclaiming this wild patch on a farm in Co. Laois. The intention is to remove unnecessary hedges, tame others that are badly overgrown, prune trees, secure the boundaries with a combination of four rail stud fencing and wire fencing. The paddock itself will be stripped, ploughed and re seeded later in the season… Read more »

Square Boardwalk, Co. Kildare

This is the first phase in the revamp of an awkward space between two existing raised limestone patios. The boardwalk is elevated and frames in a central square into which will be installed a galvanised steel rill and dense herbaceous planting. The open side of the boardwalk will be planted primarily with shrubs and a… Read more »

Rear Garden, Co. Kildare

This one is in progress at the moment. The plan is to screen out the unsightly existing fence and block wall in the back garden and side passages with solid tongued and grooved panelling which will be stained, remove unwanted and unsuitable vegetation, replace the lawn, install a tiled terrace and perimeter lighting. Planting will… Read more »

Back Garden Co. Meath

Here is one we completed a couple of months ago. Demo of existing sheds, gazebo, patio, planting, screens. Replace with polycarbonate covered pergola, heightened perimeter privacy screens, expanded and updated paving, new planting scheme, new lawn, new and expanded general storage and fuel storage structures, re configured entrance and passageway. This was the garden. Here… Read more »

Split Screen Garden

Here is an interesting scheme I am finalising at the moment. It addresses a recurring issue we encounter in this country given our climate; year round use of the garden and seasonality. This space is 50% covered with a transparent, clearlite polycarbonate structure into which will be incorporated an outdoor kitchen, dining area, work/ study… Read more »

Townhouse Garden

Here is a nice townhouse garden project we have just started. We will be screening the unsightly block walls and metal shed, installing a water feature, lighting, perimeter climbers, dense grasses and herbaceous planting, a new paved area and painting.    That’s if for now, we’ll be back in the Spring to do the planting.… Read more »

Water Feature

Here is a nice water feature we recently completed. The backdrop is tongue and groove larch. The purpose of the wings on the mini pergola is to protect the sluicing water from buffeting by the cross wind. The legs of the pergola are mounted on steel shoes which are in turn encased in water proof… Read more »

EVE Harvest Sensory Garden, Kildare Town

It’s happening again. Every year around this time, seemingly out of nowhere, comes an irresistible compulsion to attend to the needs of the homestead. And as I have said before it is a totally primal, subliminal, unconscious thing. It quite clearly has to do with our inherent rhythms, our ancient propensity to tie up loose… Read more »


Here is my first harvest of compost from this nifty revolving composter that I made from a large plastic drum. It is set on a timber frame to facilitate rotation. It incorporates a tubular steel spine running through the middle which is bolted at both ends and has a large steel handle for turning. Material… Read more »