trees versus buildings…

i really liked doing this job. Of course and naturally I’d prefer that the entire planet was landscaped [peter donegan memorial garden style], but with relevance here to the consideration of trees in relation to buildings [and modern day realities], it looks really good.

The building is Prosper Fingals [just around the corner from Fingal County Councils off Swords Main Street]. The reason I like it [possibly unusually one might say] is the use of the trees to soften the building. Rather than the usual option of just simply doing nothing at all.

The four Gleditsia triacanthos ‘sunburst’ [honey locust] were brought in quite mature and look really well planted without staking. In relation to the building, it really just softens.

The planting behind it is lavandula hidcote [lavander] and parthenocissus tricuspidata [virginia creeper]. Again, a very simple yet effective landscape plan.

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