Garden for Regency townhouse in London, with space for family dining, summerhouse and children's play. Designed alongside architect's plans for a new extension, opening up the connection between house and garden.
Planted December 2020; photos taken June 2021.
Concept plan & elevations
Sketch impression of seating area with firepit table
Sections & elevations
The formal linework and pale colouring of the paving reflects the elegance of the Regency townhouse
The overall formality is softened by naturalistic planting that feels widish but managed
The patio flows out seamlessly from the house via sliding doors
Easy access from first floor sun terrace, with the architecture softened by planting in custom-made containers to match the colours and textures of the main garden
Permanent seating looks good all year round, with and without cushions. It provides a focal point for family gatherings, with privacy enabled by building it into the 1.2m level change
Pleasing journey to Summerhouse, which is currently a place of work
The planting has structure and colour all year round with shrubs and evergreen perennials; the palette is limited for elegance and harmonises with the interior. Species were chosen to enable repetition throughout the garden from deep and partial shade to full sun
Open lawn for play, and an attractive breathing space amongst the planting and hard landscaping.