Small London courtyard

Used infrequently, this London pad needed to be very low maintenance and make the most of the small size (just 7m x 7m). Existing level changes had to be incorporated into the design as removing waste was not an option. Overhung by London plane trees, the planting was shade loving, verdant and minimal, leaving room…

Making an entrance

Linking the drive to the front door with a generous dark slate path and front door step, surrounded by subtle planting in shades of greys, purple and white. The twin raised beds were painted to match the front door to tie everything together and create a strong, unified entrance. Ordered lines and ribbons of planting…

Order from Chaos

Pond life was relocated from a derelict rockery pond to a sleek linear pond (via a wheely bin!) and paths were made from copper slate. The driveway was directed to a new dropped curb, with the turning area becoming an integral feature of the design. The low and airy planting was required to keep the…

Oriental Influence

The owner of this newly refurbished home needed a calm place to ‘chill’ in the garden, as well as room for children to play. The back of the house is divided by two dark minimal ‘pergolas’ and oriental inspired screens. They create three separate areas overlooked by three rooms, but are all linked by a…

A Smart Entrance

Previously a subsiding tarmac driveway with little planting, the aim was to bring some ‘garden’ into the driveway and create a clean, smart and welcoming entrance. The Arts and Crafts House was complimented with granite set curves to soften the houses’ strong lines. Topiary balls, clipped trees and shade loving planting suited the North facing…

Teenage Wilderness Trust

This is a wonderful local charity that supports young people who do not suit mainstream education, preferring a practical outdoors experience. At the charities base they needed an area for the students to grow their own organic food, learn new practical skills, foster social skills and develop self-esteem. The design has wooden raised beds with…

Oratory Pond

Oratory Preparatory School wished to turn a neglected and sterile formal pond into a haven for wildlife and a resource for pupils. Strips of lawn that were hard to mow were replaced with wildflower turf, native ferns and perennials, and the pond was planted with native flag iris, offering shelter and a safe passage for…