A quiet Garden in South London
This is a gentle renovation of a garden in South London.
My project brief was to re-purpose as much of the existing garden as possible. Crown lifting and thinning out a mature Olive tree and Japanese Maple. The space is designed with low-maintenance, environment-friendly plants that prefer a mix of sun and shade. The plants have architecture, colour and flowers throughout the year. The plantings are a mix of grasses, shrubs and perennials that are predominantly evergreen.
Contemporary Seaside Garden
A transformation for a garden in desperate need of some TLC.
The homeowners wanted a contemporary garden with a rustic/seaside vibe.
The industrial balcony leads from the house to the lower terraces. One for outdoor dining and the other provides a lounging space.
The vertical and horizontal oak timbers will weather to a natural grey colour as will the ‘Hit and Miss’ Venetian fencing.
This courtyard has been transformed into fun outdoor room, extending the living space of this centrally located London apartment. My client wanted some low maintenance bold foliage plants, A screen to hide the not so nice view and some original artwork by Viki Lim (follow her on instagram @vanjimmer of colour with).
We used astroturf for a soft, pet friendly floor covering.
A Garden in Hastings
This garden had a very steep bank with difficult-awkward steps leading up to the house. We completely redesigned the garden by terracing the bank with brick and oak timbered retaining walls to provided a safe, complimentary and user-friendly set of steps up to the house. We also made sure to include wildlife-friendly planting schemes. It was very important to include a pond for the frogs, newts, stickle-back fish, bathing birds, dragonflies, foxes and badgers!
New build bungalow, Hastings
A new build bungalow in Hastings, East Sussex. Starting from scratch. The garden design required low maintenance and robust plantings, not only to look good but also stand up to strong and often salt-laden winds.
Painting the fence a pale sage green helps to reflect the natural light but also provides a more suitable backdrop for the climbing roses and vines.
Small courtyard garden, Hastings
The brief for this garden was simple. A minimal look using recycled scaffold boards and the provision of custom-made storage. The bespoke storage is multi-functional, hiding the cat’s litter box, gardening supplies and a log store. But also the storage can be used as a potting bench, barbeque space and display. The galvanised worktop is tough and very hardwearing.
The cupboard doors are painted in Farrow and Ball’s ‘Pidgeon’