Monday 24 September 2018

A garden boom is in full swing as we splash out on grooming home grounds

There's a bumper crop of giant Buddhas and porcelain paving popping up in Irish gardens, writes Niamh Horan

Water features are in big demand as are exotic garden statues like Buddhas and naked women. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Water features are in big demand as are exotic garden statues like Buddhas and naked women. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

Last week, some Irish homeowners were informed they might have to sacrifice part of their gardens for Dublin's new rapid bus network - but for the rest, it's boom time in the home grounds

Irish homeowners are splashing out thousands making their gardens their kingdoms with giant Buddha statues, luxury gazebos, erotic statues and cascading water fountains all featuring on an eyebrow-raising shopping list.

One masonry and construction firm in Limerick, Stone Age, has reported clients spending up to €150,000 on transforming their gardens into their pride and joy.

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