Country Courtyard

Country Courtyard Garden, Surrey

This courtyard style garden replaces a 10 metre swimming pool no longer needed by the clients. A series of gently stepped paths and planting beds create a place to wander, to garden and to enjoy wildlife. The design reuses the existing paving and complements it with a lawn walk and self-binding gravel paths enhanced with granite sett detailing. The new garden is now a wildlife haven, filled with perennials and grasses to attract bees and butterflies. A beautiful cast concrete […]

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Family Garden

Clients in Finsbury Park, north London, asked me to design a new family garden to complement their newly renovated large terraced home. The design divides the long garden into 3 sections and provides distinct areas for different features: interlocking circular lawns edged with paths and planting beds stocked with easily manageable shrubs and perennials. an area for features such as a greenhouse and raised beds, all divided visually and physically from the house by screening and an archway at the […]

Coastal Garden - Sleeper Steps

Coastal Garden

This front garden has a truly coastal theme.

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Family woodland garden

This design introduces a practical, interesting and fun woodland area in this family garden in south London. The existing sloped area at the rear of the lawned garden has become overgrown and unsightly and the family wants it to be completely overhauled. The proposed design features gentle terraces built using railway sleepers and a winding sleeper and gravel path stepping up through the garden to a new shed situated at the rear. On the other side, an informal path of […]

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Courtyard Garden, London

This design transforms a tiny, enclosed outside space into a relaxing courtyard garden.

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Planting Design, Highbury

This planting design project adds a finishing touch to the sleek and contemporary house renovation carried out by the italian clients. The brief was to bring a soft but vibrant feel to the garden, steering away from formal, static planting and instead injecting movement and colour in a naturalistic way with splashes of yellow, orange and purple. The planting design faced various challenges in this garden, in particularly the north facing aspect and further shading from buildings to the side […]



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Contemporary small garden

A small space transformed into a modern garden for entertaining