Avoca Anniversary garden – Looms & Blooms
The Avoca three-hundred-year anniversary garden has been designed to celebrate their ongoing success as an Irish heritage brand, and to mark 300 years weaving from their Co. Wicklow mill. While nodding to Avoca’s rich history and heritage, the garden design has a contemporary feel. This is created by the incorporation of the latest material trends, illustrating how Avoca is consistently at the forefront of modern design, always exploring new ideas to further their growth.
At the heart of the garden is a sunken space. Here, visitors can immerse themselves to enjoy all the garden features and plantings that will create an air of relaxation. The steel pergola will create dappled shade from the sun with steel mesh. This effect will mimic threads of yarn, the most important component of Avoca’s 300 year story.
Another key element used in the Avoca mill from the very beginning was water, so we have included a water feature in the garden design. The concept is to create a visual effect of a loom with multiple water lines highlighting the vertical lines of a loom.
Copper is used in the garden as a nod to the early copper mines in Avoca which was one of their first local businesses.
A water pool holds a large body of water housing a sculpted tree and the combination of these two elements with calm reflections.
The planting is a combination of both shaded and sun areas. Lush green ferns in shade will draw in the deep green of Wicklow while the colourful perennials will connect with Avoca’s love of colour throughout the years.