Designs Underway

Residential Garden - North London

This conceptual design is a revamp of the existing courtyard garden.  North facing, receiving very little direct sunlight due to the surrounding buildings, a low maintenance, green space is being created to allow the client to use the garden and space for entertainment and relaxation in the summer months.

The brief is to allow flexibility to enable the client to move plants and pots around the garden throughout the seasons to bring a different look and feel.

Before...

The courtyard was laid with a wooden decking which had started to deteriorate and was becoming a dangerous to walk on.

The wooden beam had also started to rot and the jasmine had become old and overgrown.  

The external challenge was set by the neighbour who had requested that no planting or attachments were to be made to their fence.  

During...

With help from Worldlandesign.com, work began on transforming the courtyard garden.

The layout of the courtyard was to remain the same as the client wished to retain the openness of the space.  However, the beds at the rear were to be raised to bring the planting in line with the pavers.  

A small step was also to be included, allowing easier access to the rear gate.

During...

Hardcore being laid prior to the pavers being set down.

After...

Using porcelain pavers, the space is given a new lease of life, bringing light to this north facing courtyard garden.

Work will now continue to raise the planting beds up to the same level as the patio and will be planted with lush green climbers, shrubs and perennials.  

To bring vertical interest and to screen the fence, evergreen trees in planters will be introduced. 

Designs Underway

Residential Garden - North London

Planting Plan

The garden in Kentish Town performs various roles; a place of work (in the garden office), a place of relaxation and play (the spa and entertainment area) and a place to spend with family and friends.

After making some changes to the hard landscaping, the garden requires much needed planting to soften the structures and re-introduce the vibrant planting that was there once before.

The site is north facing and tall buildings / walls etc. make some areas of the garden very shady but other parts in full sun (in the height of summer).  Because of this, a careful planting plan has been created to ensure year-round foliage with splashes of colour.

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Residential Garden - Surrey

Planting Plan

This fun loving client loves entertaining and has recently installed a garden room which has a designated party space, complete with a bar!

The garden has two zones.  The main garden being set mainly to lawn but with borders which will pop with vibrant colours of orange and purple.  Clever planting has been included to help screen the trampoline (which is likely to be removed in the next few years).  The rear garden is now a tropical paradise with the focus being a wonderful Dicksonia antartica positioned in a raised border and under-planted with lush, green plants.  

New trees have also been planted.  A gorgeous Prunus Tibetica and a pretty Magnolia 'Yellow Bird' to add to the citrus colour palate.

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Residential Garden - Surrey

Planting Plan

With a large family who like to visit regularly, this garden needed to have space to entertain.  Allowing a generous patio which can be adapted from a seating area to a large dining area, another area in the far corner allows for more intimate dining.  

The brief was for an easy care / low maintenance garden but with room to grow some lovely plants.  

Work will commence on this garden in early summer ready for all the family to enjoy!

Designs Underway

Residential Garden - Surrey

Garden Design

After an extensive renovation of the interior of the client's house, focus has now turned to the garden.

Looking for a cool and contemporary look and feel, the design has incorporated raised planters with a built in seating area, paved pathways and a strip of lawn for their dog to play on.  

With minimalist planting, this garden will be transformed into a contemporary space which reflects the elegance of the interior.

Designs Underway

Residential Garden - Surrey

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Planting Design

It is an honour to be invited to work with the client to enhance the planting of this exquisite garden.  Set in the exclusive St George's Hill, the garden has a number of zones which require reinvigoration, the first being the front garden.

The main brief for the front was to bring colour during the summer months but to retain some structure during the winter months.  To achieve this, I have used a combination of formal planting with a twist of cottage garden planting.

Looking forward to summer to see the results!

Planting Design

The second phase of the planting design was for the pool area.  This area is only ever used in the summer months, providing the perfect spot for an early morning swim, followed by a coffee on the terrace.  Later in the day, the planting will be enjoyed while having lunch on the terrace or pre-dinner drinks at the end of the pool.  

The brief was for summer colour in a cottage garden style.  The plants have only just been planted so again, awaiting eagerly for the arrival of summer to see the magnificent display of blooms. 

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