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Landscaping Services

From landscape design services, to garden maintenance, outdoor site planning to County Council planting plans, Jarlath White of JW Garden Designs is your local landscape architect and garden consultant in Cork. See how Jarlath can help to transform your outdoor space, with a full range of landscape design and garden maintenance services.

Click the links below to find out more about expert landscaping services and garden maintenance, to create dream outdoor spaces, in Cork City, Mallow, West Cork and throughout County Cork.

Garden Design

Garden Design in Cork to Transform Outdoor Spaces

Garden Design is the first and the most important step in any garden project. Would you build a house without plans?

So before embarking on a landscape or a garden project it is important to get the plan right.

Grove of Silver Birch - garden design in Cork by JW Garden Designs

Grove of Silver Birch

A garden design will give an overall perspective on the site, and this is key, as it will solve problems like privacy, parking, shelter and safety. It will focus on good views, entrance and driveway, to patio and vegetable areas with strong emphasis on daily living and unity and flow from the house to the garden.  It is important to have a long term view of the garden. Trees and shrubs need to be chosen and positioned carefully. Patio areas need to be large enough to accommodate a growing family. In short, the garden has to work for the present and for the future.

Stone face with concrete top - garden design in Cork by JW Garden Designs

Built in bench


It is wise to spend on the planting first, and hard landscaping (paving, walls, pergolas etc.) later. This will allow the trees and shrubs to begin to establish earlier. Hard Landscaping aspects can be the most expensive part of a garden design. It may be advisable, if budget is tight, to dig out the patio area and fill it with a nice gravel to have it looking good until the paving can be afforded. Don’t compromise the size of the patio to the budget, wait until the budget is there, phase the garden design. Don’t be tempted to reduce the size or to use an lesser quality material.

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If you’re interested in finding out more about how garden design in Cork, by JW Garden Designs, could transform your outdoor spaces call 087 220 8303 now or click to contact us online.



Garden Consultation

Experienced Garden Consultant in Cork

See how garden consultant Jarleth White can help to create your dream garden and ideal outdoor spaces.

As part of your garden consultation I will evaluate your entire site for highlights and for problems. We walk the garden and discuss all the different areas of it. It is important for me to get to know what you want from the garden and how you and your family interact with and use the garden. I will question you on aspects like, daily parking routines, how the living area of the house is connected to the garden, what part of the garden gets most sunshine, what does and doesn’t grow well, your personal taste in plant type and garden style, to name a few.

Advice on thinning a bamboo

Advice on herbaceous plants

Easy fix problems like concerns on moving plants, where and when to cut certain trees, and shrubs are addressed immediately.

Questions like how to transform a shady patio area, or how to develop a section of the garden require a more in depth discussion. We will go through solutions that may suit, all of this is done to help produce a garden design that works for you.

A fresh pair of eyes can often see an answer to a problem that may have been troubling you for some time!


Jarlath Explaining to Customer




I will also provide easy-to-follow maintenance plans that can be designed for your garden. These would typically cover pruning, fertilizing and transplanting. A tailor made plan is helpful to the garden beginner in getting the most from the garden.


To book a garden consultation click here 


County Council Landscape Plans

Site Planning and Planting Plans for Planning Purposes in Cork

A County Council landscape plan is part of the process when applying to build a new house. The planning department often request this to ensure that new houses are landscaped in accordance with local planning laws.

Typically,  councils and and local authorities will ask for details on all proposed site boundary treatments and a detailed planting plan stating species, varieties, quantities and sizes of the proposed plants. Use of native species and a timescale for implementation will also be requested.

New native hedgerow

I will visit the site, identify and list existing trees and shrubs and make recommendations for future planting. I provide planting plans for planning purposes that will satisfy County Council requirements.

Get Expert Consultancy Before Submitting your Landscape Plans

Jarlath is an Expert Consultant for Site Planning and Planting Plans in Cork

Along with retaining any plant life that is not affected by the building works and my use of native trees and plants form a strong part of my landscape plans that are submitted to the County Councils.

If you would like to discuss your planning needs click here

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