Glengarriff Hilltop Haven

An escape on the Wild Atlantic Way

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A home from home to soak up the fresh air, forage for flavours from the surrounding land & sea & share feasts with family & friends.  Two Green Shoots worked with this family to transform their 3/4 acre site into eight distinct gardens taking inspiration from the sea to weave the spaces together through a series of curves, waves & elegant planting palate of both edible & wildlife friendly botanicals.

The re-imagining process

Dig deeper & explore how this space was transformed..

The Space

A sloping 3/4 acre site with the most spectacular views out over Glengarriff Bay & beyond!  Most of the site was previously fenced off & used for cutting silage.

 The Client Brief

“We’ve focused on renovating the main farmhouse to date & now need a cohesive plan for the gardens.  Our wish list includes a shared outdoor eating space surrounded by herbs, hedging to divide & create distinct spaces, an orchard, a play area for the children, a private space to site a bell tent to welcome friends and family for Summer glamping.  While keen to get learn and get stuck into some gardening with the children, we don’t have much spare time so need a low maintenance design.  We really love cooking using fresh, seasonal and always eager to try new things so having a backbone of edibles through the garden would be fantastic.

The Design Process

This client choose Design Package 2 – Design & Plan which includes:

 In-depth Site Survey & Pre-Design Consultation

Draft Concept Design & mood boards

Final Design Master Plan (to scale)

Design Realisation Guide. 

Design Presentation & Consultation

The Build 

These clients happened to be professional builders & carpenters so chose to lead on some elements of the design implementation themselves.  Two Green Shoots managed the delivery of the overall project, site layouts, all planting & ongoing maintenance.  As with all of the teams projects – sustainability is central to the design, build & future life of the space.  To give a few examples from the build phase of this garden:- Almost all of the rock used in the edging, surfacing & feature boulders was either discovered on the site during excavations or came from a local quarry & nearby farm.  The bark chip was produced during tree works on-site with the rest from another site in Glengarriff.  Finally, all existing plants were creatively re-incorporated into the new planting schemes.

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