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Inner City Wild

Nestled in central London the garden provides a haven for wildlife and a peaceful oasis for the clients.  The garden connects the house with its new extension to the outdoor room at the end of the garden. A generous stepping-stone path leads the way through planting and beside the lawn. Existing trees maintain the maturity of the garden with the addition of a few selected new ones. This will keep…

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A Rooftop Oasis

This colourful garden transforms a harsh city roof top into an inviting oasis.  By introducing lush planting and multiple seating areas, the design both softens and expands the space, creating a feeling of being immersed in nature.  Lightweight, low-maintenance containers bring height and drama.  Evergreens enhance the sense of privacy with structure and provide important wind filtering. The planting is wild and vibrant, peaking with an explosion of colour in…

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The Secret Courtyard

This bijoux space has been transformed from a hard concrete courtyard into a green oasis. The kitchen now flows into a beautiful vista, extending the living area to the outdoors. The concrete wall is faced in a verdigris style porcelain creating a stunning backdrop for plants.  The multi-level planting adds dynamic layering to the space and enhances the impact of the plants. Seating is built in to maximise space and atmospheric lighting brings a…

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The Terraced Garden

This garden exudes classical formality, softened by romantic, billowy planting. A limestone patio, steps and terraced planting beds, filled with colour, lead from the house into the garden. Two perfectly level lawns terrace the garden to the sunny back seating patio and artist’s studio. The lawns are edged with natural stone and bordered with yew hedging, enhancing the formal aspect of the garden. Planting is scented and nectar rich with…

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RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Best of Both Worlds is a show garden inspired by the stories of couples who share a love of gardening - but have very different tastes. The key to a happy partnership? Create a garden for each of them. On one side, a traditional space with loose planting inspired by country gardens; on the other, more defined contemporary geometry. The traditional side has seating for breakfast and lunches; the contemporary…

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