Our brief for this garden was to capture the enchanted fairytale atmosphere of this overgrown, wild, and untouched site.

Set in the midst of Dublin city centre, with towering office buildings on one side and car parks on the other, it was a difficult design challenge to create a space on a human scale – a little oasis for this young family.

The structural layout is intended to achieve a greater feeling of space, with staggered paths, steps, a long double height pergola draped with climbers, and an open area for play. Carefully chosen trees and shrubs form a layered backbone to the planting which is underplanted with a diverse selection of perennials that will knit together to form a stable plant society.