Castleknock, North Dublin

Project Description

This was a very large suburban garden in North Dublin on a square shaped corner site with a southerly aspect. This was one of our larger projects and the brief was to create a formal garden with a classical feel to complement a new build family home. The formal layout was achieved by a simple geometric series of light gravel paths lined with Box hedging. A vintage Roman urn and an Armillary were added as garden features to enhance the classical feel of the garden. Two main patio areas were created using Silver granite stone with Kilkenny limestone inset detailing along with borders of limestone. The second patio area towards the back of the garden incorporated a small outdoor dining area under a solid oak gazebo. All the garden walls were rendered and new larch screening was also added to provide privacy. The existing brick shed was softened with climbing roses and Wisteria, giving the garden a more mature look. A formal structure of pleached Hornbeam trees were used to create an avenue effect along a gravel path and to provide a green privacy wall at the back of the garden. Mature planting included: Hornbeam trees, White Birch trees (Jacquemonti Birch); a large Magnolia tree (Magnolia Grandiflora); three evergreen Oaks (Quercus ilex) and June Berry tree shrubs (Amelanchier lamarckii). Other planting included Salvias and Roses.

Project Details

Location Castleknock, North Dublin
Type Large suburban garden
Duration 6 Weeks
Details Formal garden layout using light gravel for paths with Box hedging, Silver granite stone on patios with Kilkenny limestone detailing and borders. Solid Oak gazebo. Mature planting:16 Pleached Hornbeam trees, 7 Birch trees (Jaquemonti), big Magnolia tree (Grandiflora), 3 evergreen Oaks (Quercus ilex), vintage Roman urn and armillary garden features.




Concept Design

We provide an initial garden design based on the client’s brief and initial free consultation.


An estimate is provided once the design concept has been agreed by the client.


A final 3D design of the garden is confirmed by us. This ensures that the garden design we create is exactly as visualised by the client.


A written quotation based on the final design is submitted to the client by KHS Landscaping Ltd. 

Project Plan

All our clients are given a time phase project plan which means all our projects have an agreed start date and finish date that is guaranteed.


An aftercare service is offered on an appointment only basis for our clients who wish to ensure their gardens are kept in peak condition at all times.

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