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The Hanover Quay Garden

Designed by Diarmuid Gavin. The concept for this garden is a communal outdoor courtyard space for the residents of a block of flats. The garden is to be viewed from above as well as walked through.

Hanover quay - diarmuid gavin

The aim is to encourage neighbours to leave their homes and use this contemporary outdoor space for work, play and relaxation. They can if they wish, get involved, using one of the allotments to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers or anything that takes thier fancy.

Hanover quay - diarmuid gavinIn this first close-up you can see box (Buxus sempervirens) in the forefront with lavender (e.g. Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata) to the right of it. In front of the curved outline of the concrete pod, you can see the soft light pink of Achillea 'Lachsschönheit', mixed with a darker purple of the Verbena bonariensis, and a shot of red from poppiesHanover quay - diarmuid gavin (e.g. Papaver alpinum L.)

In the second close-up you can see some of the same planting again, this time with a bit of the darker blue from cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus).

Designed by Diarmuid Gavin

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