For this garden renovation in Dulwich, we redesigned a large outdoor space to provide an easy-to-care-for garden that would be great for entertaining all year round. Firepit and barbeque areas were added along with palms and architectured plants for an exotic city garden space. Rustic railway sleepers provided a dual purpose – both as borders for the planting area as well as extra seating around the firepit. The dark, aged wood of the reclaimed railway sleepers also provided a satisfying contrast in texture and appearance to the modern, low-maintenance exposed render used in the barbecue area. A simple blade cascade waterfall feature and warm plant uplighters reinforced the exotic theme, adding the finishing touches to this alluring South-East London landscape.
For this Waterloo garden, the owners were looking for a style that was both exotic and minimalist – similar to the Dulwich landscaping project but within a smaller plot. The tropical character was created through the use of Tree Ferns and Cordyline plants which give a palm-like appearance and are well-suited to urban landscapes. Minimalist and modern outdoor furniture is contrasted with the aged railway sleepers which provide extra seating around the firepit. A small water feature adds input from another element close by.
Angel Roof Garden
This roof garden design in Angel is minimalist in its style to match its modern surroundings, leading seamlessly out from the apartment into the garden through contemporary glass doors. The original space was quite large, open and empty and so it was our job to bring more personality to this garden, through careful landscape planning and design. We divided the large, open outdoor space into two – to create a multipurpose and low-maintenance garden with a formal outdoor dining area and a more relaxed space with a built-in corner sofa and loungers. Sleek grey tones are used throughout this design as a concession to the urban skyline surrounds and in contrast with the natural tones of the foliage.
Dalston Urban Escape
This contemporary urbanscape was created to bring a little bit of the countryside to this Victorian home in discerning Dalston. Neat lines for the lawn and patio areas are made bolder with the wild and wonderful plants and shrubs that fill the borders. Different heights of the planting areas allow for variety and the integrated wooden benches with matching furniture create a convenient corner to enjoy a morning coffee, brunch, lunch and dinner with friends in this warm and welcoming sun-spot.