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Buddha’s Garden, London

This sophisticated contemporary garden blends Japanese Zen and classical Mediterranean traditions to create a calming retreat that nourishes the soul and stimulates the senses. The structured formality is tempered by delicious colours and a lush softness of textures. This tranquil central London garden was focused around the client’s 6’ granite Buddha as the centrepiece. A reflecting pond, water lilies and stepping stones were introduced to complement the statue, evoking an…

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Urban Family Garden, Berkshire

A granite terrace with black limestone detailing leads to steps up to the garden. This site slopes upwards from the house, so the planting has been kept low to open up a sense of space. The long garden is divided into ‘rooms’ - from the dining terrace to the lawn, a stepping stone path, and a more secluded pebbled area. The ‘secret’ garden is concealed behind a cedar screen and…

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River Garden, Hertfordshire

The River Garden is a modern courtyard garden in a dramatic setting. The client’s brief was to make the most of this beautiful location next to a small river. The geometric design, with an emphasis on horizontals, maximises the width of the garden and helps frame the view. The lower terrace is reminiscent of a jetty, cantilevered over the water and wrapping around the tree. The curved seating offers a…

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Modern Courtyard, St Albans

Front gardens can sometimes get overlooked but with love and attention they will give pleasure every time you open your front door – as well as adding kerb appeal. This courtyard provides a sunny front garden that is private and secluded. The garden design for this award-winning ultra modern home was inspired by Italian courtyards, with formal geometry around the focal point of a Judas tree. Hardwood decking, Cor-ten steel…

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Modern Cottage Garden, London

The unusual shape of this urban cottage garden called for some creative design solutions. An oval lawn was designed to maximise the space for the children to play on. The path hugs the edge of the lawn leading to the garden office, which makes good use of the triangular corner of the garden. Carefully positioned trees provide a sense of privacy and seclusion. Brick walls lend support to climbing clematis,…

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