This roof garden brings a modern office environment as close to nature as possible. The garden is designed to wrap around an extremely minimalist and subtle structure, consisting only of structural glass walls and a flat green roof. The office rooms are sunk into the garden to achieve the “worm’s-eye view” of the surrounding landscape. From this perspective objects look larger and mighty, allowing the designer’s imagination to drift from reality to fantasy. The water areas seem to expand far into the distance, the rock formations resemble mountains and ripples are projected by the sunlight onto the ceiling. Concentrating on the detail, the design allows us to see things we would never have noticed before, watch plants grow and feel our inferiority to nature. The planting style is naturalistic, with large, irregularly shaped trees determining the framework, complimented by a layered planting of perennials and grasses.
Founders of the well-known Mount Venus Nursery located in Rathfarnham, this husband and wife team has been designing show gardens for the past 15 years. Their vivid imagination and pool of creativity enable them to constantly work on new ideas and concepts, and it has become a passion of theirs to reveal new and cutting edge designs to the public. Oliver and Liat are celebrated Bloom garden designers having designed various show gardens and floral exhibits at the show over the years and having previously won eight Bloom awards. (View Profile)