‘creating individual gardens’
Gravelmount House, Castletown, Navan, Co. Meath C15RP44 Ireland
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At Ground Designs we create individualised gardens reflecting the desires and needs of our clients. Working closely with our clients, we aim to find a unique design which is both functional yet beautiful.
We strive to achieve the perfect balance between hardscaping and planting so that the design realises the full potential of the site.
Ground Designs caters for all garden design styles from the classic country garden to urban contemporary.
Waterwise and ecologically sensitive design is an important part of our design philosophy.
Ongoing consultation with clients is a key element in
Ground Design’s service
Lorna Vallely (right of photo).
Lorna Vallely grew up in Co. Kildare, Ireland, surrounded by large, rambling, country gardens belonging to family members.
These gardens were crammed with large, old trees, lily-
Her love of all things Horticultural followed her to Australia in 1986. Lorna developed a great interest in native plants. Combinations of exotic and native plants chosen for their beauty, drought tolerance and hardiness can be appropriate, depending on client preference.
Her Sydney garden, created from a bare hillside, combined sandstone boulders, native trees and shrubs and water features and became a wildlife haven.
Since her move to a sheep-
Further developing her own country garden, ‘Cladymore’, situated in the cool climate Southern Tablelands region, gives expression to her design principles of beautiful planting combined with simplicity of design and strong structure underlying the whole.
Lorna at the design desk