Large Gardens

A selection of large gardens we’ve designed and built in London

Friern Road, back

A contemporary curvilinear garden
For this long narrow garden, we created a contemporary curvilinear design on different levels. Our aim was to create an architectural space with a variety of materials and planting, with different textures interacting to create a sensational multifaceted effect.

As you enter the garden, the boundary between decking and stone creates a curved line which continues farther along and draws your eye into the distance. The lounge area is adorned on one side with bespoke trellis, and on the other with mirrors alternating with fragrant jasmine in spruce grey planters. One step up, the decked dining area offers colourful planting in raised beds and a fitted outdoor kitchen with a barbecue.

Ascending the porcelain steps, you enter a lush planted area with radiant pinks, plums and limes, while the pleached half-standard trees on each side bring vertical structure. Finally, at the back, in front of the summer house, you arrive in a sun lounge area laid with Caledonian pebbles and watched over by four majestic magnolia trees.

Calton Avenue 4

A modern back garden with distinctive geometry
This large garden boasts within its geometric lines an exuberantly colourful array of shrubs and perennials. The design incorporates two stunning entertaining areas which allow a choice of sun or shade at different times of the day.

You enter the garden through a rectangular patio framed by two large triangular raised beds planted with vibrant reds, pinks and blues. Farther in, the lawn is flanked by three smaller triangular raised beds planted with striking mushroom-shaped Photinia trees. Then, porcelain pathways lead you through lush orange- and silver-planted raised beds to the deck at the rear. This lounge area is marked by a striking wooden pergola, specially designed for the garden, whose angular and intricate style creates a unique ambience for relaxing and entertaining.

Ullathorne Road

A spacious family garden for all aspects of outdoor living

The rear of this extensive Streatham garden was designed to create a journey. From a decked dining area next to the house, you follow a flowing curved path around the garden, through a bespoke curvilinear rose arbour, and arrive in a dramatic circular pergola. The vibrant planting offers a contrasting mix of lively tactile grasses, large structual leafy specimens, and rounded buxus balls in various sizes. The busy road to the side of the property is decorously screened with pleached Photinia trees, and the neighbouring garden with a bespoke trellis.

The garden continues round to the front of the house, where the gentle curves of the gravel driveway are delineated by a line of buff granite setts separating it from the lawn and planted areas. The grand pillared entrance to the house boasts a bespoke curved Yorkstone step fanning out in concentric circles, while opposite the front door is a bed planted with majestic multi-stemmed silver birch trees underplanted with pale blue irises and softly moving evergreen grasses.

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.

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.

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