Back Garden Designs

A selection of back gardens we’ve designed and built.

Druce Road

A stylish medium-sized back garden

We designed the exquisite colour scheme of purple, white, silver, blue and black for this garden to create subtle contrasts between the hard and the soft landscaping.

As you enter the garden, you walk along a path sheltered by white jasmine underplanted with a combination of evergreen ferns and liriope muscari against black fencing. Then you encounter the fine buff sandstone patio with its intersecting curves, which contrasts with the adjacent purple rendered wall. Walking through the garden, three mature dwarf olive trees create a distinguished atmosphere, while the Agapanthus africanus and Lavandula hidcote planted at their feet add to the lush Mediterranean feel.

At the rear of the garden, the curved bed leads you to a circular decked area with a cantilevered bench attached to a striking purple rendered raised bed. To the side, a separate white Caledonian pebble path planted with ferns and grasses leads to a smart grey shed.

 

Huf House Garden, Dulwich

A multifaceted garden for a multidimensional house

The intricately laid decking runs away from the house to majestic dining and lounge areas, which both enjoy stunning hand-carved vessels with overflowing water. In the central area a striking flaming bowl provides illumination. Stepping up to the mezzanine level you walk through an exquisitely planted garden to find yourself in a tranquil corner area, where you can lounge and enjoy another perspective of this enthralling space.

Calton Avenue 3 (back)

A large back garden with shape and movement

The patio seamlessly extends the living space of the sun-room extension at the back of the house, and its circular perimeter is embraced by lushly planted angular raised beds and two curved wooden benches mirroring each other. The angle of the patio’s plank paving is carried through to the sandstone plank path bordering the lawn, and entices you along the colourful border to the destination, the subtly screened play area at the back of the garden. Meanwhile on the other side fine upright pleached trees provide a screen.

Ryecroft Road

An outside entertainment area come rain or shine

This garden was conceived as a highly functioning entertainment area for rain or shine. The concept included two seating areas on different levels and an external kitchen area. We designed and built this modern and outstanding patio. The bespoke pergola and cedar curved bench are statement pieces that along with the lush Mediterranean planting have created a unique ambience.

Wexford Road

A south-facing contemporary family garden

The terrace of buff sandstone plank paving creates a spacious contemporary outdoor dining and seating area. Graceful curved steps lead down to the central lawn area framed by softly planted beds, while multistem silver birches and standard pleached photinias provide both structure and privacy. A curved path of alternating sandstone and caledonian pebbles connects to the rear patio and the elegant circular deck area, which is backed by a semi-circular raised bed with colourful planting contrasting with the white render and cedar screen. The resulting garden is a delightful array of interlocking shapes, colours and textures.

Alleyn Road (back)

An impressive sandstone terrace for a large rear garden

For this sizeable rear garden we designed a stunning terrace of sandstone tiles, with a circular central feature of granite blocks and a complementary timber bench. Curved raised beds planted with striking half-standard erybotria trees, perennials and grasses embrace the terrace on both sides, and sweep through to the shady garden and lawn. The perimeter beds are planted with conical copper beech trees and an array of beautiful shade-tolerant evergreen shrubs and flowering perennials. The terrace also extends to the side of the house to form a smart outdoor dining area.

Turney Road (back)

A contemporary cottage garden with year-round interest

Our design for this large Dulwich garden incorporated sensational modern planting for a profusion of texture and colour.

A smart terrace of grey sandstone plank paving abuts the house, while a path leads to an elegant circular hardwood bench set inside a raised bed with lush planting of ferns and ornamental grasses. Adjacent Dicksonia antarctica tree ferns set on a pebble surface provide striking architectural interest.

Dulwich Village (back)

A back garden both ornamental and productive

For this traditional Dulwich house, the brief was to create a garden both ornamental and productive. At the rear of the house, we created a colonial-style veranda with an impressive white pergola and deck. This gives a full view of the garden and the delightful color scheme of pink, red and lime.

At the back of the garden, we made a feature of the three beehives by painting them lime green, and to enhance the Potager garden area, we laid caledonian pebbles around the bespoke hardwood raised allotments that we built for family vegetable production.

Drewstead Road

An effective renovation of a large mixed-use garden

The long north-facing rear garden boasts an elegant dining area on the sandblasted stone terrace next to the house. Proceeding through the lawn, flanked by abundant borders, you find yourself on a discrete and sundrenched decked area framed by cedar trellises. This peaceful space, screened by tall dancing perennials and pleached trees, is perfect for unwinding or entertaining, and the shed with its turfed roof blends in seamlessly.

Elm Tree Road

A variety of entertaining spaces as the sun moves across the garden

The long thin flat garden runs across the complete width of the rear of this St. John’s Wood property. The shallow curve of hardwood decking that hugs the house extends the interior flooring outside. The lemon shaped lawn points to a stunning triangular summerhouse in one corner, while on the opposite side of the garden a rectangular travertine sun patio is laid in front of the conservatory.

Alleyn Park

A flowing, curvaceous garden to befit a curvilineal house extension

The superb extension to the rear of this Edwardian property sets a precedent for curves and soft lines, and inspires the undulating raised bed along one side of the garden. The lush planting is reflected on the opposite side of the lawn by the magnolia grandiflora trees and their dazzling infill of white hydrangea which bubble over the circular buxus hedging. And there are still more curves with the delightful red cedar screen to the rear.

Belvedere Road

A large tiered garden with distinct areas

For the upper tier of this garden we created a beautiful slate patio for relaxing and entertaining. From the adjoining formal lawn, slate steps lead down to a decked area and a graceful orchard. The two tiers of the garden are divided and flanked by raised beds with an abundance of flowers and grasses.

Berber Road

A small back garden design making creative use of limited space

Our design for this small rear garden in Clapham is classic but soft. The planting for the herbaceous borders is themed for lime greens and delicate whites, and is set off by the bespoke cedar trellis along the perimeter. Meanwhile, the elegant curved bench backed by the raised bed makes a lovely spot to sit.

Drayton Gardens

Simple and exquisite planting makes for an attractive, low-maintenance garden

This Chelsea townhouse had a glass cube extension added at the rear by London architect Stephen Turvil, and to complement it we designed a beautiful lower bench area, backed with black lilies and phylostachus negra bamboo. Steps lead up to the ground level which is clad in stunning fossilised sandstone, while the slightly raised eating area is decked with hardwood and framed by softly moving step-through grasses. A garden that will be attractive all year round.

Chatsworth Way

A small back garden design with a geometric and modern approach

Strong lines divide this garden into different areas. The pebbled area is planted with a selection of grasses and ferns, while the decked area offers an opportunity for al fresco dining. Finally, the artificial grass deliniates the solarium with lying chairs for enjoying sunny days.

Clement Road SW19

A north-facing garden for relaxing and family dining

For this garden in Wimbledon we created borders of voluptuous colour and texture to frame the lawn. The design of the terrace is a pleasing juxtaposition of stone and wood and is set off by elegant grasses and skylights.