LMK Landscape Consultants was set up in June 1999. It’s a nationwide company providing professional landscape, garden design, recreation and environmental design consultancy.
Our Director Lisa McKnight obtained a B.Ag Sc (Landscape Horticulture) in 1989 and is a Member of the Irish Landscape Institute (MILI).
We have recruited and developed a team of staff, who are committed to customer service and are constantly updating their skills and knowledge. We have developed links with key suppliers of quality plant materials and landscapers that have achieved high standards while working with us. This enables us to deliver a high quality service and to meet the needs of every client through the creation of a unique landscape appropriate to our clients needs.
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The practice thrives on diversity of projects divising innovative solutions to complex design challenges in commercial development projects.
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Planning & Urban Design
LMK has a respected culture of professionalism, innovation and creativity as well as established relationships with construction professionals to be able to provide assistance with panning applications and masterplanning services.
Strategic and project planning advice at all levels can be provided from tidy towns local committees to commercial developments. To find out more about our Planning and Urban Design please contact us. contact us
Parks & Leisure
LMK were involved in the design of several public parks in Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Kildare. Working with existing features allows LMK to respond to their ‘sense of place’ and use low impact building methods.
The parks are designed to allow maximum range of activities for all games within a range of habitats and allowing lowest maintenance for budgetary control. To find out more about our Parks and Leisure work please contact us. contact us
Lisa mcKnight competed and won the RTE Supergarden show in 2013 and went on to win a silver medal at Dublin’s Bloom Garden Festival for the design of her ‘Secent & Sensibilty ‘ Garden. To find out more about our Private Garden Work please contact us. contact us
We provide public and private developers as well as public authorities with masterplanning , planning support, landscape design and site supervision to give added value to enhance external spaces for new community living. To find out more about our Residential work please contact us. contact us
Healthcare & Therapeutic
LMK has designed many landscapes associated with healing at Milford Hospice Limerick, Tullamore MHB and gardens for children with special needs second level schools at Abbeyfeale, Kildare, Wicklow and Athboy and crèche facilities in Drogheda and Newcastlewest. To find out more about our Residential work please contact us. contact us
LMK has been commissioned to design landscapes associated with university entrances at NUIG galway, school landscapes including sporting facilties as part of schools bundle 2 with SISK, infrastructural landscape works associated with Mary Immaculate College Limerick and signature statement entrance sculpture pieces at Limerick Institute of Technology. To find out more about our Educational work please contact us. contact us
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» Site visit to discuss requirements, inspect and advise on site.
» Written site brief which includes a proposal of design work and clients requirements.
» An estimate costing for design work for further stages to meet client’s needs.
2. Design Concept
» Site survey and Photo survey.
» Site analysis, indication of aspect, exposure, soil type and significant features.
» Ideas explored and illustrated by images, plans or sketches.
» Concept plan, a working scaled drawing illustrating ideas and layout.
» Planning permission submission drawings if required.
» Finalise scaled design to approval of client.
» Indicative plants, materials and scheme layout
» Elevations and cross sections.
4. Detail Design
A. Planting Plan
» Site specific planting.
» Plant schedule including species type, size, quantities and spacing.
» Planting schemes illustrated by plans and or sketches.
B. Construction drawings
» Specifications of details such as ponds, pergolas etc.
» Material requirements and quantities.
» Specifications for layout of plan on site.
» Measurements & quantities.
C. Project Implementation / Contract management
» Preparation of Contract Documents/ Tenders.
» Prepare tender documents and building specifications, material requirements and quantities.
» Liaise with preferred contractors.
» Advise client and appraise tenders submitted.
» Site Supervision & Inspections.
» Inspections of work, ensuring recognised techniques are being employed, competitive prices are being charged and that client is getting value for money and contractor meets time scales
» Snagging, final checks on the job to ensure details specified have been adhered to.
» Payments stages to contractors.
Talks & Presentations
Lisa McKnight is pleased to be give talks on garden and landscape design to garden clubs and other interested groups & societies. In recent years she has delivered talks and workshops at the Graden Rooms, Limerick and to the Limerick Flower & garden society.
Lisa McKnight has provided reports for case law as well as proving court appearance as expert witness in a number of cases related to the landscape and trees.
Cratloe Woods Natural Play Area 5 STAR RoSPA Award
The Individual Site Quality Award recognises excellence in design, play value and disability access.
The playground at Cratloe Wood, Co. Clare, won the top 5*****RoSPA (Royal Society of the prevention of accidents) award in August 2012. The playground was built by the Cratloe Playground Committee and was designed by LMK Landscape consultants
“Lisa was given the brief to transform our suburban newly acquired overgrown 62 ft back garden into a contemporary space. We needed this space to allow us to entertain guests and allow our young children to play and yet let us grow and cultivate a beautiful garden into the future. She took this brief and produced plans, ahead of time, that were far above our expectations for the space. When we got the area landscaped according to her plans we were ecstatic! It became an additional room onto the house for barbeques/relaxation as well as an amazingly colourful garden and play area for the kids. We were delighted with her professionalism, insight, inspiration and attention to detail!”
“I have worked with LMK Landscape for over 10 years and found the practice one of the few that deliver what the say they will deliver within the time periods. Good solid and practical design that are within budget and give value for money on Commercial and Residential green spaces. I would recommend Lisa to anyone.”