Landscape and Garden Design 

Drake|Hourigan are an award winning landscape and garden design practice. Public projects include the Silver Medal winning ‘Limerick Culture Garden’, Bloom 2014, which was subsequently relocated to City Hall in Limerick, Seniors and Children’s Gardens for Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre, Limerick and ‘The Wild Wild Way’ at Airfield House and Gardens, Dundrum, Dublin. Our work also includes large and small private gardens. We offer full design services for larger projects.  

Historic Landscapes on the Shannon Rive c. 1840

With a passion for historic landscapes, Ailish Drake also works as a garden historian. Planting is hugely important to the success of landscaping and garden design and Ailish's expertise in horticulture gives her full design control over both the hard and soft landscape elements of our projects.

For private home owners Drake|Hourigan offer a sketch design consultation which is a cost effective way of getting a garden design, which clients can follow as they develop their garden themselves, for more details see 'Shaping the Garden' Garden Design Consultation.

'Limerick Culture Garden' is a Made in Limerick supported project designed by Ailish Drake and achieved a prestigious Silver Medal at Bloom 2014 in the Pheonix Park, Dublin from 29th May - 2nd June, 2014.


Public & Commercial Landscaping Projects, Show Gardens and Large Private Gardens.

For larger projects such as large private gardens, commercial landscaping, public gardens and parks projects, Drake|Hourigan offer a full scope of services, set out under the following stages.

Stage 1 – Sketch Design

Stage 2 – Developed Design and General Arrangement Drawings

Stage 3 – Detail Design, Planting Plans and Specifications

Stage 4 – Construction Stage Project Management. Projects are quoted for on an individual basis.

Ailish will meet you for an initial consultation, free of charge, to discuss your project, identify the challenges and potential and give you an clear overview of our service and the design process.


The Design Process Stages 1 - 4

Stage 1 - Sketch Design

Stage 2 - Developed Design

Stage 3 - Detailed Design

Stage 4 - Construction