Gardens by Stone Art

Stone Art provides clients with beautifully designed and constructed landscaped gardens. Whether the garden project is big or small, our gardens are designed and built emphasising not only aesthetic beauty, but also functionality, quality and above all customer satisfaction.

 

All our gardens are designed with our customers needs and tastes catered for, ensuring that they are involved and consulted every step of the way from the initial design to job completion. Check out 'your project' page to see the process involved in having your garden landscaped. 

Please take a look below through our garden portfolio to see some examples of our work, and feel free to contact us with any of your queries. 

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Featured Gardens (Click on images below to scroll through or for enlarged view)  

An Artist's Garden

For this project Stone Art was commissioned by an artist to create two artistic stone seating areas to be incorporated into the existing landscape of the garden. The brief was to construct a large entertaining area on the west side of the house, with a smaller seating area on the east side to take in the views of the stream bordering the property.

Taking inspiration from the ancient stone circles that are a common sight in this part of the country, the entertaining area consists of large rocks (some weighing over 2 tons) in a circular formation. Stone walls link up the large rocks, creating a sheltered spot in the garden. Stone seats protrude from the walls, creating a social seating arrangement with ample space in the centre for a portable fire-pit or dining table depending on the occasion. A stone spiral mosaic creates a centrepiece to the area.

The second seating area was to be a quiet spot by the water, where an artist could sit and become inspired by surrounding nature. To maximize the effect of the water from the stream, large slabs of cantilevered stones hang out over the water creating the floor of the seating area. Two large stone seats face each other. The large backrests not only look impressive, but they also act as wind breakers, making a very comfortable environment to sit in and enjoy the surroundings.

To see a video of the building of the main entertaining area click here.

After sixteen years of family life, the owner of this garden decided that now that the children were all grown up it was time from him to reclaim the garden for himself and create his own personal oasis in the back garden.

Although this is a relatively small city garden, a clever use of space and focal points makes this garden feel quite spacious.

 

The materials for this garden include brown Donegal quartz building stone and Indian sandstone paving. The mosaic wall art was custom made by Stone Art for the project using the same Donegal quartz stone as well some Liscannor sandstone from Co. Clare. Find out more about Stone Art’s bespoke artwork and garden features here.

Gerry's Town Garden

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Rustic Country Garden

This large country garden is designed to sit into the landscape. The limestone walls and waney edged timber fencing twist and turn with the natural flow of the landscape, as they rise and dip to mirror the tumbling hills that surround it. Large stone archways allow passage from one part of the garden to another.

There are several different areas to this garden. A large deck overlooks a paved dining area with stone barbeque, with winding steps that take you through the main lawn down to a quiet spot designed for reflection. Here one can sit on one of Stone Arts trademark stone benches and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean with the tranquil sound of water lapping from the water feature beside.

 

 

                                                                 Across the lawn, through a smaller stone archway there is another large lawn around the other side of the house. Here there are large garden beds and a young wooded area. On the far end of the garden, beside the dominant large archway with round windows, is a curving path which takes you to another quiet area where one can take shelter from the summer sun (or rain!) in the summerhouse. From here you can go back down the path and through the main archway into the main parking area.

Click here to see a video of the building of this garden.

Tim Austen's Gold winning showgarden at Bloom 2013

Stone Art was delighted to be asked to be part of multi award winning Irish Landscape Architect, Tim Austen's Gold winning garden 'Giardino della Mostra' at Bloom Garden Show in the Phoenix Park in Dublin last year.

My contribution to the garden was the two key focal points of the garden, the large free standing natural stone mosaic panel and the natural stone pebble mosaic panel for the water feature. The freestanding mosaic panel (measuring 2400mm X 1200mm) was made off site in my studio. It is made from golden granite and Liscannor sandstone combined with mirror. (click here for more information on having your own mosaic panel commissioned) The Limestone pebble mosaic panel for the water feature was created on site.

There is a great short film of the building of this garden as well as Tim's path to Bloom. Click here to see the film.

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The brief for this garden was to create a space that was contemporary but also functional for a young family. The plan was to terrace the garden to make the space more functional. The garden shed was also to be removed and replaced with a trendy stone faced building with a curved green sedum roof. This new building  turns a garden eyesore into a funky garden feature, with the garden storage tucked out of sight. 

The garden features Asian quartzite paving and Donegal brown quartzite walling stone.

 

Still to be added to this garden is the planting, a curved timber seat, and a stone mosaic detail on the side of the shed. Photos will be updated once this has been completed.

Contemporary Garden 

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Informal modern garden

The brief for this garden was to create a space that was to make this small town garden more functional and to maximise the available space.

The client liked the idea of creating levels and for the garden to have a contemporary feel but also cater for all the family.

The garden was designed to grow with the family's needs.

Bright walls and light sandstone paving create a bright and cheerful garden. The hard landscaping is softened by contemporary planting that changes with the sessions. 

The Lavender lined paths and Jasmine climbers add a sweet aroma to this urban haven.

 

Other Gardens built by Stone Art

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