- Year, status: 2014
The fern garden is a family garden designed for a summer residence in Dalkey, Ireland. It’s design focuses on optimising its use in the months of June to August primarily and keeping maintenance to an acceptable low level. Ferns are ideally suited to the shade and a planting concept ( there are over 80 species of fern suited to the Irish climate) has been especially developed to suit this low maintenance garden.
The sunniest area of the garden has been transformed into a lounging area for relaxation and entertainment with extra privacy from overlooking houses. The low benches are suitable for lying on as well as sitting. Several small features have been added such as the wall fountain which serves as a cooler for wine and other beverages on those warm summer evenings. Other features include a free standing open fire, which also serves as a barbeque, lighting for the planting areas along the wall and an automatic watering system for the plants.