Front Garden Design in London

See a selection of front gardens we’ve designed and built

Woodwarde Road

A multi-textured driveway conversion on a slope

We laid a fine Victorian-style tiled path lined with Ilex crenata to lead to the entrance of this period house, and converted the main area of the front garden into an attractive and user-friendly driveway. To create interest, the dark grey porcelain slabs alternate with lighter grey sandstone setts. These also define the planted area, the curved shape of which is farther accentuated by five Eriobotrya half standard trees along its perimeter. The mainly evergreen planting creates a subtle palette of dark plum, white and silver tones.

We also incorporated our signature cedar trellis bike shed for the use of the family, with a sempervivum green roof.

Woodhall Drive, Front

A modern, beautifully crafted front garden driveway

This large circular front garden features some exceptional landscaping.

We used the varying levels to make a gentle slope leading to a central circle of sandstone setts. The meticulous craftsmanship creates a clean but textured effect that complements the modern style of the house, farther enhanced by multi-stem silver birches and cypress trees planted in a concentric circle.

The planting is an appealing mix of lime grasses and purple perennials accompanying more architectural species such as Ilex Crenata and iris. Bespoke cedar trellis and gate provide screening from the road and divide the front and back gardens, whilst also complementing the setts to create a coherent impression.

Friern Road

A modern, enclosed front garden driveway

For this small front garden, we designed a functional but decorative space.

High cedar trellis on each side enclose and shield it from the busy road, with ferns below and fragrant jasmine and colorful clematis to soften the lines. The bespoke bin parks were also built with cedar to blend in. The entire surface was laid with a textured dark grey porcelain for a modern and sharp look, and in keeping with this style, we incorporated black, white and silver planting around the half standard Ligustrum trees.

Turney Road 2

A smart front garden with texture

For this small front garden, we created interest through different textures and choices of material. For the hard landscaping, we used sandstone plank paving for the entrance path, a buff honeycomb gravel system for the driveway, and pebbles in the central area. The shade planting of deep green, lime and red is arranged around 3 half standard Photinia x fraseri that gracefully guard the house. Finally, the bespoke bin park of cedar trellis with its sempervivum green roof offers benefits both practical and aesthetic.

Turney Road (front)

A front driveway design with colour and contrast

For the design of this front garden driveway, we used a dynamic mix of materials with plank paving dissolving into grey pea shingles. Meanwhile, the planted beds around the perimeter provide a delicate colour scheme of orange, plum and pale pink, and to complement the cottage style of the house, we planted fragrant climbing roses along with a wisteria.

Court Lane

A challenging front garden set on a slope

For this sloping front garden, our design team created this beautiful circular gravel driveway with a perimeter of granite setts. The challenge of the slope was addressed by a ramp and steps in buff porcelain stone. To play with the differences of level, the gravel circle is underset by a buxus hedge, and the effect is amplified with beautiful curved raised beds that surround the space. Eye-catching planting offers lovely shades of plum and purples through the seasons with agapanthus, allium and acer trees.

We also enabled our clients to conceal their bins inside a smart bespoke cedar bin park. Its roof is planted with a carpet of sempervivums which creates a distinctive evergreen piece in itself.

Calton Avenue 2

A modern front garden design for an elegant Edwardian house

The surface laid in narrow slate paving forms two parking spaces divided by a triangular central planted area and a front wall of characterful reclaimed bricks. The fencing is built with our speciality bespoke red cedar battens, while the simple planting is a collection of buxus balls surrounded by roses and interspersed with tall perovskia blue spires and rambling blue and purple clematis.

Idmiston Road

A formal and contemporary front garden

Sandblasted limestone paving and bespoke yorkstone steps produce a clean and formal surface. Arbutus unedo standards rhythmically back the fine brick perimeter and railings, while the soft evergreen underplanting – iris, hebe and convolvulus – provides colour and silver hues all year round.

Chestnut Road

A beautiful low-maintenance front garden and driveway

The driveway is laid with Cedagravel® on a geotextile base which ensures stability and low maintenance. The planting includes evergreen trees and shrubs to give the garden an evergreen framework, while the flowering plants provide variety and interest through the seasons.

Alleyn Road (front)

Shape and colour for a spacious front garden and driveway

For this fine Dulwich frontage we created an expansive oval-shaped gravel driveway using the suspension system and framed with limestone plank edging for a clear division between driveway and borders. The planting features three vase-shaped amelanchier lamarckii trees with their exquisite spring blossom, blowsy hydrangea annabel and smart half standard roses. With lavender, grasses and geraniums also pitching in, the borders are a rich palette of purples, blues and whites.

Frank Dixon 2

A front garden with a mediterranean flavour for a clean white Dulwich house

We designed the planting to be dry but soft for this garden as the beds receive full sun. Clouds of purple verbena create a riot of movement and colour above the grasses and pebbles, which are punctuated by the cypresses with their striking vertical form.

Burbage Road

A fitting front garden for a classically proportioned house

The path made from reclaimed York stone is framed by fine standard Arbutus, while three formal box squares fizz with white hydrangeas. The lower beds are packed with ground roses and hellebores for white flowers in both winter and summer.

Frank Dixon 1

A garden to complement a house of clean white lines and simple modernity

The soft grass beds flanking the cream travertine path are filled with the lilac smoke clouds of the blue Perovskia. The olive trees give a Mediterranean hue on warm summer evenings while the tall elegant silver birches mark out the perimeter.

Dulwich Village (front)

Strong geometry creates a garden of clarity and simplicity

For this Dulwich front garden, the clean gravel driveway is designed using the environmentally friendly honeycomb system, and is framed by a latticework of hebe spheres and white anenomes, while three standard strawberry trees (Arbutus) tower above. The frilly blooms of white hydrangeas skirt the sandstone path to the front door.

Rosendale Road

A crisp and colourful front garden for a Victorian house

The honeycomb system ensures that the gravel stays clear of the fine Victorian path, while irrigation ensures that the meticulous planting gives constant colour and variety. Discrete storage is provided by the bespoke bin park, and bespoke trelliswork in western red cedar supports beautiful trachylospermum.

Woodwarde Road

A minimalist, low-maintenance front garden

The clean Caledonian pebbles create a stage to set off the striking row of ligustrums, while the perimeter hedge of pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Queen’ is echoed in the centre by the rectangular box framing a bed of hydrangea.

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