Garden Design in North London

Some gardens we’ve designed and built in North London


A sheltered garden with lush planting

We transformed this sloping site into an exquisite tropical journey which moves down through the generously planted raised beds formed by the gabion blocks. These spectacular features with their texture and powerful presence not only act as retaining walls but also give the space a sense of permanence. Architectural shade-loving plants such as large tree ferns placed through the different tiers create a wooded ethereal jungle that is truly delightful.

The lower level is paved with pebbled grout lines to accentuate the space and form a relaxing shady retreat. In contrast the brighter decked area near the house accomodates a large bespoke pergola, half sheltered by a glass roof and shielded from the weather by a horizontal cedar trellis. The handsome cube stove in the centre and the graceful lighting down through the garden terraces enables evening entertaining regardless of the time of year.

Crediton Hill

A garden utilising shapes and angles for maximum interest

The design of this Hampstead garden is a modern and functional reflection of the house, accommodating the client’s desired style, and makes extensive use of shapes and angles to maximise the dimensions visually.

The garden features a bespoke outdoor kitchen near the house for convenience. Triangular steps connect the kitchen area to a raised deck with glass panels, enabling a clear view of the garden. Meanwhile, a path of triangular porcelain steps leads to the rear, and a decked area with an adjacent Corten steel water feature which adds delicate movement and a soothing sound. At the back, the summer house with a living roof provides a cosy retreat.

Two pebble scree beds set off the tropical planting, including exotic tree ferns, and bring additional texture and colour to the garden. Evergreen architectural plants ensure year-round interest, while dynamic perennials bring colour to both the shaded and sunny areas, with purples, whites and pinks manifesting throughout the seasons.

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.