Efferknock Manor

Efferknock Manor

Suburban apartment complex communal garden, full sun/part shade, private developer.

“We need to accomodate residential parking, patio spaces, a children’s play zone, and an entrance feature. The planting should be easy to maintain, and provide some privacy from the adjoining access road”.

“Considered, informal design of garden spaces, and associated decorative planting, to satisfy essential practical and functional requirements of apartment residents. Encompasses the provision of a secure, social, and shared outdoor environment that enhances the overall recreational, and aesthetic qualities of the development”.

Key elements:
Unique block paving and patio designs; practical planting design using semi-mature trees, structural evergreen shrubs, seasonal perennials and bulbs; defined lawns, sculptural water feature, ambient and utilitarian lighting.

Key plants:
Character specimen
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ – False acacia ‘Frisia’
Pyracantha rogersiana ‘Flava’ – Yellow Asian firethorn
Acanthus mollis – Bear’s breech
Choisya ternata – Mexican orange blossom
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna – Sweet box
Viburnum davidii – David viburnum
Bergenia ‘Silberlicht’ – Elephant’s ears ‘Silberlicht’
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ – Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’
Texture/movement/seed head
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ – Feather reed grass