A newly completed garden in London. A fun garden design of mine with two distinct spaces. A lower level with a circular balau wood deck and curved retaining wall wiith steps that lead to an upper level comprising a lawn, planting borders and a stone path to the garden studio. The eco-friendly garden studio is designed by Black Cat Architects.
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 long narrow garden in Hastings, East Sussex. The garden needed to be low maintenance with a minimal plant palette. Stipa tenuissima, Echinops, Geum, Sanguisorba, Alliums, Miscanthus, sedum and lavender. The boardwalk-style pathway compensates for the sloped garden and connects with the ‘chunky’ decking next to the house. The boardwalk path leads to two raised vegetable planters, shed and compost area. One planter is for growing beans that also camouflages the tin shed. The other is a large raised planter to make gardening easier. Oak timbers were used for the planters and chunky treated timbers for the boardwalk. The fence along the path is painted black which is an excellent backdrop for the plants.
A place to sit and relax, admire a view or enjoy a summer lunch, this is an essential component of the garden design.