Gardens by Peter Donegan, Landscaping Dublin, Ireland

Back Garden Landscaping. Ballinteer, Dublin

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There are very many reasons why I love so much what it is I do as my work, if I might call it that.

Second place to the top of that pile for most gardens, for me, is the what it was before hand to the what it has become. That in mind, this little ditty sits right up there with the very best of them.

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Patio Choices: Travertine

I absolutely love this stone. And it is without question probably the sexiest stone I have ever worked with. Asked to describe it, my slightly oddball to some head told it as such:

It’s like walking into a room and your old school long-haired never grew out of the seventies mate is there. In my heart I am still him. But not unlike Samson, I got my hair cut. Anyhow, he’s sitting in a mildly disheveled armchair wearing a pair of ripped jeans and a Led Zep t-shirt. The Stones are playing on vinyl in the background and a he’s supping a drop of Middleton Very Rare from a crystal tumbler he acquired from his local tavern. And whether or not you would like it to be something different, you and I both know, he [or it, the paving, in this case] has got that little bit of class some quite simply can only ever hope to achieve. You know it. I know it. And he couldn’t give a sh** either way. Legend.

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Garden Landscaping. Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

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In the before and after family garden department this space outdoors is pretty much up there with the best of them.

In part that comes down to what it was before hand and what it needed to become. But more it came down to one thing; the Client (I hate that word). It invariably does. And in this case more than any garden ever, they were hand on heart nothing short of genius.

Completed late Feb 2015; To the brief given, it was in this case that they the family, did not use the garden last year and that this 2015, they wished for that to be the opposite. Read more

Front Garden Landscaping: Monkstown, Dublin

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It seems I missed out on the before I started this front garden project but did manage to get this sort of before image, just as works had commenced – pictured below. Read more

Back Garden Landscaping Dublin

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If you were to ask me over, let’s say, the last 15 years in business as Donegan Landscaping the gardens I remember the most and more importantly why. The answer has and always will be those that were built for the nicest people one, I in this case, could ever meet.

Working for the loveliest people in the planet should not be underestimated – we all know the alternate – But it is such an important factor for me, that is welcomed into your home and your garden. It matters how we chat and talk and one might even say get to know know each other. It makes a difference to the end result which is essentially your garden. And dollars aside, when you smile – I know and I am reminded that it is such a wonderful thing that I do as my work [?].

Back to this garden, the video – before images up to 0:59 minutes and the after video following – below explains what it was and what it became that is so much better.  Read more