Urban Terrace Garden

This garden in Dublin city is in a typical redbrick Victorian terraced street and like many others has a long narrow back garden with a kitchen extension protruding into it.  The garden was in two tiers, and had no useable outdoor seating or eating area.  The walls of the garden are of the original brick, structurally sound, although not in great condition.

Martin decided to use privet to cover the walls on one side, and on the other, outside the double doors from the kitchen, to build a new feature wall to create an area for outdoor dining.

The landscaping is designed in flowing shapes and circles to maximise the feeling of space in this small narrow area, and a feature wall of cedar (matching the extension material) is the focal point at the end, cleverly concealing the garden storage shed.  This area is defined by a change in level, being raised to the rear of the garden area.  A small space beside the storage has been reimagined as a night-time congregation area with furniture, lighting and  patio heaters; although this area doesn’t get sun, it is shielded from overlooking and  easily heated.


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