This Rathmines garden was dark as it was north east facing and the courtyard area in particular was very dark. We kept the new courtyard simple with lines of white azalea with a single magnolia specimen in the center. Large Scottish beach stones were used as ground cover.
We then terraced the garden. Yellow limestone was used with reclaimed red brick to match the house. The bin store was camouflaged behind a middle bed near the back gate. The existing lilacs were kept.