Wrap-Around Gardens in London

A selection of wrap-around gardens we’ve designed and built

High View Road

A wrap-around garden of distinct but complimentary outdoor living spaces

We designed this wrap-around garden in Crystal Palace as an extension of the house, with the statement front garden, bespoke kitchen area, patio with panoramic view and lounge fire-pit area all working as distinct but complementary spaces for outdoor living.

For the long, narrow front garden, we designed and built a rendered wall with stunning bespoke railings and matching gates. Along the perimeter, the copper half-standard Erybotria trees create a delightful impression that is both visual and fragrant. Through the gate you find beautiful shade-loving plants such as voluptuous white Hydrangea.

At the side of the house, we built a splendid bespoke outdoor kitchen with yorkstone worktops, pizza oven and grill BBQ, an external fridge, and zinc cupboards for under-counter storage. Seamless access to the indoor kitchen is provided by an adjoining door.

The exceptional patio was an engineering challenge, as the back garden had to be levelled to create a terrace, but the finished article enjoys beautiful views. Raised beds of corten steel are planted with shades of light blue (iris ‘Jane Phillips’) and orange (heuchera ‘Paprika’), while the rich copper-red bark of the multi-stem trees are a great winter foil for the evergreen foliage. Pleached magnolia trees also provide privacy.

As you move around the house, you enter a more tropical garden area with a richer and shadier feel, where you can relish the beautiful large tree ferns and lush evergreen hellebores and asplenium ferns. Here, a cantilevered bench suspended from a curved raised bed partially encircles a stunning gabion fire-pit. The surrounding foliage creates an exquisite tropical enclosed garden that is ideal for entertaining on a balmy summer’s evening.

Allison Grove

A versatile wrap-around garden

Our design for this garden, which wraps around the house, aimed to create three distinct spaces whilst maintaining continuity throughout. To that end, we used generous curvilinear shapes in both the hard and soft landscaping

The front garden offers a fine curved carriage driveway of dark grey granite setts laid in concentric circles. As you enter the gates, the vibrant planting creates a striking impression, with half standard Ligustrum joandrum trees and Buxus sempervirens balls, softened by vibrant pink Echinacea purpurea and white Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’.

As you walk along the charming granite sett path at the side of the house, you are sheltered by majestic pleached trees, while the shapely grey raised bed topped with Lavandula angustifolia teases your eye and guides you to the rear part of the garden, which is dedicated to leisure. Here the decked and lawn areas are softly delineated by Stipa tenuissima grasses, with the curved decking leading to a cedar hot tub backed by a splendid purpose-built raised bed.

The garden’s planting scheme of silver, white and pink has been a delight for this family all year round.

Ullathorne Road

A spacious family garden for all aspects of outside 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 arriving in a striking 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.

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