About Kirman, Andy (MBALI) (MSGD)
With over 13 years of experience, Kirman Design offer a garden and landscape design as well as landscaping/build service. We create a wide range of fully designed and specified, bespoke and functional outdoor spaces. All designs are bespoke and tailored to the requirements of private and corporate client's needs. Kirman Design are multi-award winning designers and landscapers including Royal Horticultural Society and Southport Flower Show gold medals.
Types of work undertaken
- Roof Gardens/Green Roofs (up to £50,000)
- Forestry/Mature Tree (up to £50,000)
- Interiorscapes (up to £50,000)
- Ponds And Water Features (up to £50,000)
- Swimming Pools (up to £100,000)
- Playground (unlimited)
- Synthetic Surfaces (up to £50,000)
- Irrigation (up to £10,000)
- Design Facility (unlimited)
- Decking (up to £50,000)
- Hard Landscaping (unlimited)
- Commercial (up to £100,000)
- Soft Landscaping (unlimited)
- Fencing (up to £50,000)
- Disabled/Historic Gardens (unlimited)
- Domestic (unlimited)
Contemporary Courtyard Garden
The space and its requirements generated a courtyard effect that was finished in bright, large slabs of porcelain paving. The raised area outside of the porch was constructed in line house floor level which required the use of large shallow feature steps down onto the main patio and adjacent pathways. A lighting scheme focusing on the planting creates ambience. The final garden was simple and effective.
- This garden won the Pro Landscaper: Small Project, Big Impact Awards <£25,000 (2019)
This garden has two elements, the first is a dark urbanised, simple space set within water, minimal planting and dominating structural elements. A porcelain pathway leads through a sunken firepit area up to 'The Cube'. The Yakisugi cube is a secondary space accessed through a single doorway into a separate environment.
- Large Gold Medal
- The Southport Corporation Trophy: Best (Class 1) Large Garden
- The Pontins Trophy: Best outside show garden
- The Brian Aughton Memorial Trophy: Best use of plants in a display
Contemporary Mediterranean garden: 'A view of the Olive tree'
This Mediterranean garden designed and built for Southport Flower Show, Lancashire. Concieved as a contemporary multi-use family garden with kitchen and pergola.
- Large Gold Medal
- The Brockhouse Trophy: Best Exhibit in the Show
- The Southport Corporation Trophy for Best (Class 1) Large Garden
- The Pontins Trophy for Best outside show garden
- The Brian Aughton Memorial Trophy for best use of plants in a display
Bolton University Quad
The university quad was originally planted with shrubs which in many places covered the first floor windows. The curved paths are now flanked with beds of planting which mirror the curved layout of the hard landscaping. Shaded parts are planted with early spring flowering perennials and low growing evergreens to extend the season without resorting to tall evergreen shrubs. Throughout summer and early autumn, a colourful perennial planting scheme with a light, grassy prairie style encircles most of the inner planting area.
More about this project
Contemporary Bolton Yard
Bright contemporary porcelain paving and rendered walling was partnered with a light buff gravel forming a neutral backdrop for perennial planting.The garden has two seating areas for breakfast and evening. In spring, planting colours were light and bright focusing on whites and pastel tones, whilst summer hosts hotter tones. Shady areas are rich, lush, green. Light coloured hard landscaping lifts the space and at night, lighting focuses on the planting ambience to sit within. The final garden was simple and effective.
The garden was primarily designed to accentuate the long yet narrow nature of the space. A single pathway set with linear stone paving was placed down one side of the garden directly opposite a small seating area and patio doors. This draws the eye down the garden which in turn leads to a stone bird bath and specimen Acer. A seating area for entertaining was incorporated with surrounding wall which acts as a mental barrier around the rest of the space.
'Inside Out' RHS Gold Medal Winning Show Garden
At 24sqm, this garden is small! The main focus of the space is an elliptical water feature/table. Around this, the garden has seating for 6 which is built into raised beds behind which in turn are clad with recycled coffee cup tiles. The garden also boasts a pizza oven, kitchen work space, herb garden, water butt, space for wheelie bins and a wine rack. The beds are planted with a mixture of colourful perennials and edibles.
- RHS Gold Medal