Kevin Cooper Garden Design
Kevin Cooper Garden Design

Project gallery

Here you'll find a selection of our previous achievements.

Be inspired...

Take a look at our portfolio.

A Timeless Country Home

This latest design has sympathetically brought together two generations to create a lovely and tradional country home.

The inclusion of a formal Parterre garden and subtle use of natural and native stone has created a timeless and mature feel to this newly completed home, while the striking Pavilion with its outdoor kitchen and lounge have developed a garden for modern outdoor living.

The striking split level terrace and water feature have created a seamless link between the lovely interior and the garden allowing home and garden to become as one.

 

Subtle use of specimen and semi mature planting have combined to give the space three dimensional depth and character right from day one, but designed to develop over years to come

The subtle perimeter planting also allows the home to sit comfortably in this lovely rural location.

 

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The Natural Extension to the Home

This lovely new design has truely created the natural extension to the home.

The subtle Blue Limestone terrace inviting one from the home to the Outdoor Lounge complete with its centre piece Fire Table creating the perfect opportunity to relax and entertain in comfort and a lovely warm and inviting atmosphere.

The central Pergola feature not only adds three dimensional depth and character but also invites and leads one to the stunning Pavillion housing the outdoor kitchen,

the perfect place to gather, cook, eat and entertain at any time or season.

The gorgeous stone walls not only add a lovely extra dimension, they also subtly dealt with this sloping site and created a usable space that genuinely created...

a natural extension to the home

 

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The Lakeside Retreat

Set in a beautiful country location, we designed and created this lovely garden consisting of two lakes set on different levels with a gentle stream cascading between them.

A stunning bridge of Armagh stone crosses the stream and forms the central and inviting focal point.

The use of semi mature planting helping to give the garden its timeless style and character.

 

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The Mulberry Courtyard Garden

 

 The challenge of this large project at Galgorm Manor Resort and Hotel

was to create

a walled courtyard capable of entertaining up to

300 people, yet retain the intimacy and character

of this charming old country house hotel....

.. based around the 300 year old Mulberry tree

and with the dramatic Thatched "Lapa" house it

came together nicely!

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Contemporary on another Level

This stunning contemporay garden set on three levels stimulates the senses in so many ways, with water being the hub around which the garden revolves.

The Polished Marble Sculpture adds subtle style...

The Stepping Stones add Adventure...

The Cascade adds Drama...

The Duck is for Fun !

 

The subtle blend of Granite, Slate and Wood creating a balanced picture with soft planting creating an inviting outdoor room

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Timeless Country Garden

The design for this garden had one simple aim...to seamlessly bring home and garden together as one 

This timeless effect was created by the subtle use of reclaimed natural stone paving and some stunning semi mature planting

In harmony with traditional design and focal point features

Coming together to create a warm and welcoming home

The Courtyard Garden

This project was a lovely big property in Belfast, however the back "Garden" was far too small, so an " Outdoor Room" courtyard was in order, the results speak for themselves..

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The "Oasis"

"The Oasis" was designed and built to complement and complete a stunning contemporary home in the heart of the city,

while at the same time creating a relaxing haven where one could retreat to and relax or entertain

several features combine to bring this garden to life...

 The Wood Fired Oven being the heart of the outdoor kitchen!

 The Water Wall creating that hypnotic atmoshere!

and not to mention

the stunning contemporay Pergola complete with stylish Shade Sail

Enjoy!!

A Gentlemans Residence

A beautiful new build Gentlemens residence in a mature area needed a sympathetic approach to seamlessly merge it into the surrounding landscape, bold use of natural stone and period features

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A Contemporary Home

This contemporary new build house

needed a sharp yet comfortable

approach to create the perfect

outdoor room to complement

this exciting new home

 

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A Country Estate

This large country house has a huge potential garden

and is very much a work in progress, however enough elements

hae already been put in place to give a sense of what is

possible.... keep looking in over the next couple of years to

see how this exciting project ends up..... a classic!!

 

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Timeless Retreat

"Timeless Retreat" was a lovely project to be involved with, not least because the clients were two of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with, but also for the fact it was the first of my designs to be recognised with an ALCI national award... so it will forever have a soft spot in my heart... Relax and Enjoy!

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Natural Beauty

This lovely garden was constructed with reclaimed walling stone and reclaimed yorkstone paving, which come together with the other natural elements to create a timeless garden which will stand the test of time... Enjoy!

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Still Waters...

This lovely garden in the heart of the Sperrins is just one of our latest designs to be completed, at its heart is the hypnotic and hugely relaxing lake which carries a magic only water can create

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Water on a different level...

This stunning project is one of our latest projects to be completed, a subtle mix of contemporary and traditional... a contemporary feel utilising Granite paving, Stainless Steel and Glass to complement and integrate the outdoor space with the stylish interior of the home and a stunning natural split level Water Feature to subtly merge the home and garden into the surrounding rural landscape, note the exciting infinity patio that extends over the lake!...Enjoy!

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An Idyllic Country Retreat

The challenge with this project was to take this new sloping site and create a garden that seamlessly merged home ,garden and lovelly surrounding rural landscape and woodland together as one. To create a family home, a place to bring up children and allow their imagination to thrive in this inspirational setting! a magical garden for young and old.

Pictured in the Spring...imagine what it would be like in Summertime!

 

Built today...Set in the past...Ready for the future!...Enjoy!

 

A Warm Welcome Awaits

A warm welcome awaits in this lovely town garden, thanks to the exciting and enticing Fire Table set into and encircled by a cosy outdoor lounge.

A beautiful bespoke classic Summer House creates a cosy retreat.

A bold design based on a series of circles brings the whole garden and its features together in a gentle and harmonious manner.

The perfect and magical natural extension to the home and a great place to chill or entertain... Enjoy!

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Designs Undertaken across Ireland and the UK, in fact anywhere... Just phone direct for a chat... Tel...07791 560519 in UK         00447791560519 outside UK

Kevin Cooper Garden Design

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43 Ballymullock Road

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Hope you enjoy!... Cheers! Kevin

Previous projects

First glimpses of one of our latest designs, creating a timeless feel to a newly built home...Enjoy!

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A picture tells a thousand words. Explore our diverse portfolio in

The Project 

Gallery

With the recently added pictures of an idyllic country retreat pictured in the Springtime

News

Very excited to announce our new 

Online Shop for Garden Lighting

and

Wood Fired Ovens

 

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The Landscaping Shop

 

Exciting new project...first glimpses in the project gallery

Spectacular lake and bridge feature in one of our latest designs... click on picture to go to the project gallery to see more

First images of one of our latest designs just completed an exciting garden complete with outdoor lounge and kitchen pavillion... please click on picture to see more in the project gallery

Very excited by this Fire Table that forms the inviting central feature of one of our latest designs...

So cosy and welcoming!

See more in the project gallery

Enjoy
 

Delighted to again be invited to write a feature on garden design for the latest issue of Northern Ireland Homes and Lifestyle magazine which is out now. This feature focuses on the contemporary style of garden.

Hope you enjoy!

Delighed and proud to have just recieved a 2015 Design Award from the prestigious online design community "Houzz" with our designs and portfolio being voted the most popular, our deepest appreciation goes to them and we will keep trying...Thank you

See more at...

www,houzz.com/pro/kcgd

 

 

 

 

I was delighted to be  asked by the prestigious Amara Living to provide some "Design" Tips for their current on line magazine, which i am proud to see they have published them all,

Please click on the button above to have a look the feature and see some of the gorgeous stuff Amara have available... Enjoy! 

Cheers! Kevin

I was proud and delighted to have been invited by Northern Ireland Homes and Lifestyle magazine to become their feature writer on Garden Design, the first issue May/June is on sale now, am chuffed to bits with it!

Check it out, and hopefully keep looking for more to come... Cheers! Kevin

The first Wood Fired Oven arriving direct from Portugal this week to be incorporated into a stunning contemporary garden we have designed and currently are building, keep coming back to the website over the coming weeks to see this exciting project when it is completed.

As promised here are the first glimpses of "The Oasis" a stunning contemporary outdoor living space in the heart of the city

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Very excited to have been selected by renowned Venetian Glass Lighting Company SIRU to showcase and supply their stunning range of Hand Made Glass Lights for both the Garden and the Home...Their creations can be found on the...

Handmade Venetian Lighting page

 

I hope you like the new format and layout of the web site, and you find what you are looking for.

We are currently working on some exciting and challenging projects which should soon be completed, so will upload pictures as soon as available.

Only last week we had another three deliveries of specimen plants in from Italy, what a joy they are to work with, and what a stunning impact they have on a garden!

Have just joined Twitter, so as soon as I have mastered it I will tweet updates and offers.

There is also a Facebook page, which I will try to update more often.

For now, I hope you enjoy the new website...Enjoy!

 

Coming soon! Hand Made Brick Wood Fired Ovens...For the ultimate Outdoor Dining!

Full details soon be available!

Visit the Wood Fired Ovens Page

for ideas

 

I was proud to have been the feature writer on the Ireland's Homes and Interiors magazine for several issues, here are a few examples shown belowCick here to view

Here are a few more images to stimulate the imagination!

The "Living Heart" to any garden is water, and this stunning old Millstone creates a timeless focal point within this garden...something to savour! 

 

Check out more in the... Feature Gallery

A simple Pergola can add stunning three dimensional depth and character, at the same time as inviting one into the garden and beyond...stimulating the imagination!

 

Check out various possibillities in the... Feature Gallery

Bold sweeping curves and specimen planting help to create a warm and welcoming garden to complement the home

 

More examples in the ... Feature Gallery

This glorious Cedrus atlantica glauca (Blue Cedar) that I designed into a garden a few years ago has just been recognised by having a TREE PRESERVATION ORDER placed on it, I can't think of a better complement for ones planting ideas than having them protected by law!

 

Have a look at some of the similar spectacular plants that are available to add magic to your garden in the... Tree and Shrub Shop

Stunning bespoke contemporary Pergola designed and built by us,

complete with stylish Shade Sail

I knew living by the Sea would one day rub off !!!

Recreating the magic you normally only get on a Greek Island

here at home and for every day!!!...Enjoy!

 

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for inspiration!

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