Medium-Sized Gardens

A selection of medium-sized gardens we’ve designed and built in London

Turney Road 4

A contemporary garden with distinct contours

For this contemporary garden, we used interlocking contours to define the different areas.

The buff porcelain stone patio adjoining the house provides a dining area from where you can look out onto the garden. On the right-hand side, an Ilex crenata hedge marks out the curved perimeter of the generous border. Four graceful silver birches overlook the planting scheme, a pleasing mix of purples, whites and strong greens.

On the left-hand side, an impressive raised bed runs along the entire length of the lawn. Planted with gorgeous Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, it’s also wide enough to be used as a seat. To highlight it at night, a horizontal light runs along the base, while at each end, two statement pebble areas stage distinctive globular lights and specimen pompom topiary trees.

At the back, another patio offers a lounging area, with a mobile barbecue and two beautiful olive trees in grey pots.

Camberwell Grove

A town garden for leisure and entertaining

This town garden was designed for leisure and entertaining.

On one side of the porcelain patio adjoining the house we installed a sleek-looking outdoor kitchen with bespoke cedar cupboards and a black stone worktop. It has all the facilities needed for entertaining: a fitted gas barbecue, a stainless steel fridge and a butler sink.

On the other side, we installed a graceful cantilevered wooden bench to fit perfectly with the elegant stone table that we specified.

The tapering patio flows through to the curving borders which ring the central lawn. Lively planting with vibrant shades of plum and lime accompanies the half standard Ligustrum jonandrum trees. To the rear, the decked leisure area features a chic cedar hot tub and is framed by Magnolia grandiflora trees and smart cedar trellis.

Crescent Lane

A charming back garden for the whole family

We designed the back garden of this terraced house to be an elegant, charming and functional space for the family.

The dining patio of buff porcelain stone adjoining the back of the house gives way to a striking circular area flanked by raised beds with mounted pergolas and cantilevered curved benches, making it ideal for lounging. Up the steps, the generous lawn allows plenty of space for children to play. The planting is floriferous, with beautiful shades of silver, white and lime. At the rear, a small patio leads through to the summer house.

Turney Road 3

A functional and flowing family garden

We aimed to create an subtle flow within this garden to allow the different areas to integrate seamlessly. A line of patio lights in the dining area laid with brown porcelain links with the curve of the planted areas. This curve continues through to the central space intended for leisure and entertainment, consisting of a circular deck with a cantilevered bench and fire pit, adjoined by a Caledonian pebble area that makes the garden feel wider.

The planting scheme is arranged around beautiful mature olive trees on each side, with a radiant palette of orange, red and pink was carefully chosen to blend with the colours of the interior of the house.

At the back, we installed a bespoke shed with a gym and bike park, and a log store opposite, with a rendered raised bed for herbs.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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