GLDA 9 Designer 9 Ingrid Smyth

Designer Profile:

Ingrid Smyth, MGLDA


22 Oscar Square,
The Tenters,
D08 K2H0


086 874 5580

GLDA Member since:


Work Area:



Small Garden Design, Large Garden Design, Commercial/Public Landscape Design, Planting Design, Consultancy Advice, Project Management

Specialist Design Themes:

Traditional, Contemporary, Formal, Informal, Asian, Mediterranean, Cottage, Low Maintenance

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Ingrid Smyth Garden Design (ISGD) is design and plant focused service. Her past experience in design was honed as a designer and company associate with a prominent architectural firm. Ingrid’s continued passion for plants and materials constantly informs the work she does.

Ingrid has designed and constructed private gardens of all sizes, gardens for residential care homes, communal gardens and commercial projects.

Each design is created using three dimensional computer software to enable clients to visualise their finished garden. It is tailored to the specifics of the site, the needs of the client, practicality, budget, design excellence and attention to detail. All are of importance in delivering a cohesive and beautiful design.











Design Qualifications

RHS Diploma in Horticulture
Project Management Professional
16 years Experience in an Architectural Practice



The Hunt Lodge, Coolattin, Co Wicklow

My client is a regular visitor to the nearby Altamont Gardens and her brief was to recreate a similar atmosphere to this beautiful historic garden. The first phase of the garden was to screen adjacent agricultural buildings, to soften the stone outbuildings with planting and to maintain the beautiful views towards the valley below. The second phase was the creation of a sheltered walled garden with reflection pond and mixed herbaceous borders. Third phase was the creation of a gravel topiary garden and the final phase was to plant the front garden with screening plants and focal point tree specimens.

Communal Garden Renovation, Capel Court Apartments

Capel Court is a small, residential, multi-unit development in Dublin city centre. For many years the courtyard had been just a walk-through area linking two blocks of apartments.

The design response was to introduce metal screens and arches to improve the general sense of enclosure and privacy. Separate zones were created by the introduction of large raised beds planted with a mixture of herbs, flowering bulbs and herbaceous perennials. Existing trees were retained and overgrown shrubs replaced with a mixture of ornamental grasses, evergreen shrubs and herbaceous perennials.

Residents have been harvesting the culinary herbs and have taken ownership of their green oasis in the centre of the city.

Belgrave Road

The brief for this family garden was for a contemporary design with a state of art outdoor kitchen, fixed seating area, seasonal planting and screening for privacy. Compliance with conditions of planning relating to this protected structure and coordination with a full design team was also required. Given the full glass wall to the rear of the house, the back garden is in full view year round and needed to be installed with precision and also provide year round interest.


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Ingrid designed the new garden for our apartment complex in Dublin city centre. She succesfully managed suppliers and project execution. Our beautiful new garden exceeds our original expectations and all our residents are absolutely thrilled with it. Ingrid was extremely helpful and accommodating during project execution in the middle of the pandemic and she successfully resolved all issues we encountered. I highly recommend Ingrid Smyth Garden Design to anybody looking for high quality professional services with a personal touch.

Monica Compardo
Capel Court Apartments, Dublin

We were absolutely delighted with Ingrid’s design for our front garden. Both the hard landscaping and the planting design are fantastic! We are very, very happy. Ingrid is professional and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend her services for anyone looking for a garden designer.

Claire Penny
Ashbourne, Co Meath

We would highly recommend Ingrid’s design abilities, her practical on site knowledge, her ability to coordinate well with contractors and her choices relating to the planting scheme. The whole process of creating our beautiful garden was in safe hands with Ingrid. We are delighted with the end result.

David Fender
Rathgar, Co Dublin

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